Educator Preparation

Investment Priorities

Teacher Preparation Transformation Centers support the implementation of quality models

Teacher preparation transformation centers are intermediary organizations that provide technical assistance and network support to select teacher preparation programs. We fund organizations that have the credibility and capacity to help programs build or transform their models.

Increase awareness of quality models

We make investments to elevate and bring awareness to high-quality models that exist and their results so that: other existing preparation programs can implement them, policymakers can design and implement policies that support them, funders can fund activities that support them, school systems can partner with and select from them, and prospective teachers have more of them to choose from.

Innovation that removes barriers

To address affordability using a sustainable approach, we are making investments to support districts to reconceptualize their staffing models. These models leverage vacancies to fund support for residents while also providing opportunities for districts to retain their highest performing teachers in redesigned extended-reach and coaching roles.