Teacher Preparation Initiative

Background

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.

2009-2010

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.

2011

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

2012

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

2016

First TPI teacher candidates graduate and apply for teaching positions.

2017-2020

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