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Investing in tomorrow's teachers

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, Place and Support.

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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.

What's new in the Teacher Preparation Initiative

Coming Soon!

New Teacher Workshops 2015- 2016


  • Ready, Set, Teach: Tools for Success - August 4 (full-day)
  • Success with Students - October 28 (evening)
  • Taking Care of Yourself & Differentiating for Students - December 9 (evening)
  • Your Teacher Leadership - February 17 (evening)
  • Revitalize & Rejuvenate: Finishing the School Year Strong! - April 20 (evening)