TeachingWorks, a national organization based at the University of Michigan School of Education dedicated to improving professional preparation for teaching, has received a $6.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a Teacher Preparation Transformation Center.

The Teacher Preparation Transformation Center Initiative (TPTCI), developed by the Gates Foundation, is designed to create a diverse national network of teacher education providers that will build—both independently and collectively—effective pathways for the preparation of beginning teachers. The other centers in the TPTCI are: University-School Partnerships for the Renewal of Educator Preparation (U.S.PREP) National Center, based at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX; New York, NY; Teacher2, led by the Relay Graduate School of Education  in New York, NY; National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) Transformation Center in Chicago; and Elevate Preparation, Impact Children (EPIC), led by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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