Teacher Education: Expanding the Intersection of Evidence and Policy
Background paper for the Teacher Preparation Commission


June 2016 — Policymakers and researchers need more evidence on what works to improve teacher preparation programs. This paper highlights three promising practices:

  • data systems to inform improvement
  • revised state licensure requirements
  • high-quality clinical experiences

An appendix lists teacher licensure requirements by state.

Julie Cohen and Jim Wyckoff of the University of Virginia, consultants to the SREB Teacher Preparation Commission, prepared this paper to ground members in the current landscape of policy and research as the group began its work.