Grant Applications for FY 16 Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) due July 7, 2016

Last Updated: May 29, 2016

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The Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program aims to increase student achievement by improving the quality of new prospective teachers by enhancing the preparation of prospective teachers and the professional development activities for current teachers; holding teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) accountable for preparing talented, certified or licensed and effective teachers; and recruiting effective individuals, including minorities and individuals from other occupations, into the teaching force.

More specifically, the TQP Grants Program seeks to improve the quality of new teachers by creating partnerships among IHEs, their schools/colleges of education and arts and sciences, high-need school districts (local educational agencies (LEAs)), their high-need schools, and/or high-need early childhood education (ECE) programs. These partnerships will create model teacher preparation programs at the pre-baccalaureate level (or in a 5th year initial licensing program) through the implementation of specific reforms of the IHE's existing teacher preparation programs, or model teaching residency programs for individuals with strong academic and/or professional backgrounds but without teaching experience.

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