State Board Presentation Review of Teacher Preparation Regulations Proposal. June 2014. Overview. The Department is prepared to adopt regulatory changes to teacher preparation. Today we will revisit the background and context of these regulatory changes.
The Department is prepared to adopt regulatory changes to teacher preparation.
Today we will revisit the background and context of these regulatory changes.
We will also provide a summary of the proposed regulations, as well as an explanation of any adoption-level changes.
Background and Context: Impetus for Change
Teacher preparation is a national issue that has become a focus for reform across the country.
1. Byron Auguste, Paul Kihn, Matt Miller, Closing the talent gap: Attracting and retaining top-third graduates to careers in teaching (Washington, DC: McKinsey & Company, 2010), 5,http://www.mckinsey.com/clientservice/Social_Sector/our_ practices/Education/Knowledge_Highlights/~/media/Reports/SSO/Closing_the_talent_gap.ashx
2 Arthur Levine, Educating School Teachers (Washington, D.C.: The Education Schools Project, 2006), 32, http://www. edschools.org/teacher_report.htm
3 Chad Aldeman, et al., A Measured Approach to Improving Teacher Preparation (Washington, DC: Education Sector, 2011), 4 – 16, http://www.educationsector.org/publications/measured-approach-improving-teacher-preparation
Background and Context: National Movement
In light of this challenge, several states, national organizations, and the federal government, have recently prioritized reforming teacher preparation.
Background and Context: Feedback and Support from NJ
Background and Context: Theory of Action
These regulatory changes are part of a broader vision for educator preparation
Background and Context: Primary Pathways
Our goals for these proposed regulations stem from our first theory of action – to improve the training and quality of teachers entering the profession. Specifically these regulations will:
Flexibility has been built into proposed regulatory changes to allow a diverse set of candidates, who otherwise demonstrate high potential, to enter the profession.
1. The Department reviewed requests for two other flexibility measures - Praxis II and Accuplacer - but denied requests for those assessments