The Neag School of Education is the first institution in the nation to be featured on the website of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in a new web series entitled “Stories from the Field.”
The NCATE believes that the clinically based teacher preparation model at the Neag School exemplifies many of the principles recommended by the national expert National Blue Ribbon Commission on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning. The example set by the Neag School will move the field forward by sharing effective practices in improving P-12 student achievement.
U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan advocates teacher preparation programs “be fully grounded in clinical practice, with evidence-based knowledge interwoven with academic content and professional courses.”
“The Neag School of Education and its partners have successfully collaborated to provide candidates meaningful and diverse clinical and field experiences resulted in well-prepared candidates for diverse schools. It has successfully demonstrated rigor, quality, and leadership in continuously improving educator preparation and addressing P-12 school needs,” said Dr. Yi Huang, vice president for accreditation at the NCATE.