Teacher Preparation Initiative


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

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.