Agency: Education Dept., Office of Innovation and Improvement; Program: Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program (CFDA Number: 84.336S); Eligibility: Consortiums which include colleges high-need school districts (local educational agencies (LEAs) high-need schools, and high-need early childhood education centers (projects that serve or are designed to serve tribal communities and rural areas are give priority); Funding: $5 million for three awards (a 100% match required); Deadline: July 7.
Summary: Partnerships would create model teacher preparation programs at the pre-baccalaureate level through the implementation of specific reforms. The goal is to improve K-12 student achievement and help teachers do a better job in the classroom. DoEd likes programs that increase student achievement by improving the quality of new teachers and prospective teachers through enhanced preparation of prospective teachers and professional development activities for new teachers. The department also will support teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) which prepare teachers who meet applicable state certification and licensure requirements.