The Teacher Preparation Initiative (TPI) will maximize teacher effectiveness and increase student achievement by transforming and strengthening teacher education through collaborative partnerships between SCSU and P-12 school districts. Together we are exploring many initiatives, including but not limited to co-teaching, diverse and numerous clinical experiences, and strong P-16 partnerships in the four target areas of teacher preparation: Recruit, Prepare and Support.
TPI is a member of the Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT) funded by a $40 million grant from the Bush Foundation. SCSU is one of 14 NExT institutions across Minnesota and the Dakotas who are helping find high-caliber, motivated students and training them to become effective teachers.
Sponsored by the Teacher Preparation Initiative (TPI)- St. Cloud State University and its six partner School Districts: Holdingford, Monticello, ROCORI, St. Cloud School Area, Sartell-St. Stephen, and Sauk Rapids-Rice