State Policies to Improve Teacher Preparation
Report of the SREB Teacher Preparation Commission

Publication January 201932 pages18E06

To improve the effectiveness of new teachers, the SREB Teacher Preparation Commission called on states to: 

  1. Hold all new teachers in a state to the same high standards, and require practice-based licensure tests.
  2. Require high-quality clinical teaching experiences.
  3. Develop statewide data systems for continuous improvement.
  4. Encourage partnerships between teacher preparation programs and K-12 districts. 

The report includes a review of the evidence on promising practices and details current licensure requirements in SREB states.