Teacher Preparation

ECF has numerous tools to help keep you informed. Check out the links below for more detailed reports and articles.

America’s Best & Worst New Teachers

Where Tennessee’s Best and Worst New Teachers Were Trained and Where They Teach.

Best & Worst Teachers


Traditional Teacher Preparation is Hindering Educational Improvement

The education policy world was recently shaken by a review of teacher preparation programs from the National Council for Teacher Quality (NCTQ).

Teacher Prep Article


Projected Budget Savings From Increased Use of Alternative Teacher Certification in Tennessee

This analysis finds that significant state budget savings can be accomplished without negative consequences for schools or students through a gradual, multi-year restructuring of the pathway for new teachers.

Projected Budget Savings





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