Teacher Preparation Initiative


The Teacher Preparation Initiative is a 10-year initiative. 

Our goal has been to increase by 50 percent the number of students in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota who are on track to earn a degree after high school, and eliminate disparities among diverse student groups.


St. Cloud State University applies for and receives the Bush Foundation Grant.

Partner districts join, organizational structure is determined and five working groups are formed.


Work begins to revise teacher preparation through the following working groups: Recruit, Prepare, Support, Assessment and Technology.


First teacher candidates enter TPI's new teacher preparation programs.


First TPI teacher candidates graduate and apply for teaching positions.


St. Cloud State and participating districts support new teachers with targeted professional development programs.