Teachers deserve the kind of training that will support them in leading effective classrooms from day one.

We support efforts to help teachers at the outset of their careers develop the knowledge, skills and mindsets to empower their students to meet college and career-ready standards.

We invest in:

  • Innovative preparation programs that provide teacher candidates with content-rich and practice-based preparation, often using a residency model;
  • Organizations offering technical assistance to traditional schools of education; and
  • Efforts to increase the number of teachers of color and prepare teachers to deliver culturally responsive instruction.

Through this work and our investments in complementary research, we aim to prove that quality teacher preparation is critical for student success.