Teacher Preparation Initiative

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Teacher Preparation Initiative

The Teacher Preparation Initiative will maximize teacher effectiveness and increase student achievement by transforming and strengthening teacher education through collaborative partnerships between St. Cloud State University and P-12 school districts.

Our programs and initiatives target four pillars of teacher preparation

  • Recruit high-caliber students.
  • Prepare students for today's and tomorrow's schools.
  • Place students/new teachers in schools that will support their success.
  • Support new teachers/graduates to increase their effectiveness.

6 Guiding Principles

  • Focus on improving student academic growth.
  • Grounded in evidence-based practices.
  • Partner with institutional leadership to ensure change.
  • Engage P-12 stakeholders.
  • Include all four elements of comprehensive teacher training.
  • Guarantee the effectiveness of new teacher graduates.

Rebecca KrystyniakOur Director

Dr. Rebecca Krystyniak

Professor of chemistry and science education

rakrystyniak@stcloudstate.edu
320-308-2024
Wick Science Building 373

The Big Picture

TPI is a member of the Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT).

We are funded by a $40 million grant from the Bush Foundation

We are one of 14 NExT institutions across Minnesota and the Dakotas.