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ERIC Number: ED570144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Learning to Teach: Practice-Based Preparation in Teacher Education. Special Issues Brief
Benedict, Amber; Holdheide, Lynn; Brownell, Mary; Foley, Abigail Marshall
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
This Special Issues Brief from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR Center) and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) outlines essential features for providing high-quality, structured, and sequenced opportunities to practice within teacher preparation programs. This brief is intended to support states, districts, and educator preparation programs (EPPs) that are striving to prepare and support excellent teachers by: (1) showcasing several teacher preparation programs wherein faculty have enacted innovative strategies to embed practice-based opportunities into existing coursework and field experiences that more closely connect with the realistic demands of today's classrooms; (2) strengthening understanding of several practice-based approaches, informed by the science of learning, which have been found to increase beginning teacher candidates' capacity for teaching; and (3) identifying potential action steps that EPPs, districts, and states can take to improve candidates' opportunities to practice. The brief is intended for use by EPPs, districts, and state education agencies (SEAs). The information and considerations presented will be especially useful for EPP faculty engaged in transforming programs and for state policymakers in rethinking program approval requirements. An appendix provides practical examples of laboratory experiences, virtual simulation, course-aligned, field-based practice opportunities, video analysis, structured tutoring, lesson study, and bug-in-ear coaching.
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders. Available from: American Institutes for Research. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW Washington, DC 20007-3835; Tel: 877-322-8700; e-mail:; web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS); Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at American Institutes for Research; University of Florida, CEEDAR Center (Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform)
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Michigan; New York; North Carolina; Texas; Virginia; Washington
Grant or Contract Numbers: H325A120003; S2838B120021