TeachingWorks is a Center within the School of Education, created to ensure that all students have teachers with the skills and commitment to support their educational growth. TeachingWorks is dedicated to improving the preparation of teachers and to creating professional pathways into teaching. TeachingWorks recognizes that the quality of teaching and a teacherÕs skill sets have a significant impact on studentsÕ development and growth. They are driven to creating a system for preparing skillful teachers. They know that great teachers arenÕt born- theyÕre taught. The Center utilizes a signature set of high-leverage instructional practices, ensuring teachers will have the tools and training they need to succeed and be prepared and ready for the classroom. They recognize this includes the selection of the right candidates for the profession and development of performance assessments based on instructional practices and content knowledge. TeachingWorks develops systems to prepare teachers who will meet high standards for entry-level practice. They know this is collective work, and to reach their goals they partner with programs and providers within Michigan and in other states that also prepare, hire and support beginning teachers.