Introducing our new certification program in practice-based teacher education

In July 2020, TeachingWorks will launch a new certification program in practice-based teacher education. This one-of-a-kind 18-month certification program will enable teacher education methods course instructors to:

  • Build facility with practice-based approaches for preparing new teachers such as video analysis and rehearsal that intertwine content knowledge, teaching practice, and attending to issues of justice.
  • Develop competence and confidence in preparing new teachers who understand systemic inequity and who seek to use their teaching practice to disrupt patterns of injustice in classrooms, support bilingual students, and deliver culturally responsive instruction
  • Join a powerful network of teacher educators who understand their role in supporting excellent beginning teaching in U.S. classrooms and are committed to continuously improving the instructional practice of their teacher candidates by first improving their own practice.

The application for the certification program will open March 2, 2020. Click below to learn more about the program’s learning goals, timeframe, and application requirements and procedures.

Informational Webinars
TeachingWorks will offer two webinars that provide information for interested applicants:

  • Friday, March 20, 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Wednesday, April 1, 3:00 p.m. EST

These webinars will be recorded and available for anyone unable to attend. Click below to RSVP for a webinar session.

What are the learning goals for the program?

Participants will develop and demonstrate their competency in core pedagogies of practice-based teacher education, including selecting and using video, focusing teacher preparation on the high-leverage practices, attending to issues of justice and equity through teacher education, and more.

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How will the program work, and over what timeframe?

The program will launch in the spring or early summer of 2020 and will conclude with a virtual ceremony in December 2021. TeachingWorks will provide participants with a combination of virtual and in-person support and learning opportunities throughout the program, as well as opportunities to network and build community.

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Who should apply?

We welcome applicants interested in developing and improving their capability in practice-based approaches to teacher education that intertwine deliberate work to disrupt patterns of injustice in classrooms.

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Why apply?

Program graduates will receive a certificate in practice-based teacher education from TeachingWorks along with membership in TeachingWorks’ alumni network.

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The program fee is $16,000 per person, payable in 3 installments.

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Application Instructions

The application to the 2020 cohort will be available beginning on March 2, 2020.

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