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Exemplary Field-Based Practices

Exemplary School Partnerships

WHY


The Quest for Quality project is designed to highlight exemplary quality in university-based teacher preparation in Texas. The project seeks to accelerate improvements in teacher preparation programs by identifying exemplary teacher candidates and practices. Quest for Quality also promotes broad scale application of best practices to improve quality and productivity in teacher education.

Purpose

The purpose of the Quest for Quality project is to highlight exemplary quality in university-based teacher preparation in Texas. In support of the goals of Closing the Gaps, the Quest for Quality project seeks to:

  • Promote and accelerate improvements in university-based teacher preparation programs by identifying exemplary teacher candidates and exemplary practices within existing programs.

  • Foster broad scale application of best practices to improve quality and productivity in student recruitment and selection, course content and instructional delivery, field-based experiences, research and development, and school-university engagement.

Identifying exceptional teacher candidates, faculty and practices fosters greater awareness of quality and promotes replication of effective instructional and partnership methods.

Read the full project description.