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Evaluation of Teacher Education Programs: Toward a Framework for Innovation

Funded by the National Science Foundation, this project will review existing methods of evaluating the quality of teacher preparation programs and develop a framework for innovative approaches. The steering committee held its first workshop in June 2012, and a second workshop in February 2013. The report entitled, Evaluation of teacher preparation programs: Purposes, methods, and policy options, was released in October 2013. A set of commissioned papers can be accessed below. This project is being conducted jointly with the Graduate School of Education and Human Development of the George Washington University.

Steering Committee Members

Michael Feuer (Chair), George Washington University
Deborah Ball, University of Michigan
Jeanne Burns, Louisiana Office of the Governor and Board of Regents
Robert Floden, Michigan State University
Susan Fuhrman (ex-officio), Teachers College, Columbia University
Lionel Howard, George Washington University
Brian Rowan, University of Michigan

***Watch the Plenary Session***
***Download the Full Report***

Commissioned Papers

Inspecting Initial Teacher Education in England: The Work of Ofsted, John Furlong
Protecting the Public: Ensuring Nursing Education Quality, Jean E. Johnson and Christine Pintz
Variations in Teacher Preparation Evaluation Systems: International Perspectives; Maria Teresa Tatto, Joseph Krajcik, and James Pippin
Recent Developments in STEM Education Relevant to the Qualities of Teacher Preparation Programs, Suzanne M. Wilson