Teach for America Adds Teacher Prep Year for College Seniors

Mar 9, 2014

NOT JUST A FIVE-WEEK FIX: Teach for America is no stranger to criticism, specifically when it comes to the organization's five-week summer training program (called "Institute") for incoming corps members. But TFA's leadership appears to have been listening to those "poor teaching training" call-outs. During her SXSWedu keynote last week, former CEO Wendy Kopp referenced Teach for America's plans to provide a year of training for a subset of its newest college recruits. This news had been previously announced in the week by current TFA co-CEO Matt Kramer during a "What's Next for TFA" address in Nashville, TN.

In his address, Kramer explains that TFA will run a pilot to test the senior training waters. The pilot will target 2,000 college juniors applying for TFA's 2015 corps. A small percentage of that group will receive a year of training with classes in pedagogy, cultural competency, and classroom topics like management. More info here.

Teach for America Adds Teacher Prep Year for College Seniors

Mar 9, 2014

NOT JUST A FIVE-WEEK FIX: Teach for America is no stranger to criticism, specifically when it comes to the organization's five-week summer training program (called "Institute") for incoming corps members. But TFA's leadership appears to have been listening to those "poor teaching training" call-outs. During her SXSWedu keynote last week, former CEO Wendy Kopp referenced Teach for America's plans to provide a year of training for a subset of its newest college recruits. This news had been previously announced in the week by current TFA co-CEO Matt Kramer during a "What's Next for TFA" address in Nashville, TN.

In his address, Kramer explains that TFA will run a pilot to test the senior training waters. The pilot will target 2,000 college juniors applying for TFA's 2015 corps. A small percentage of that group will receive a year of training with classes in pedagogy, cultural competency, and classroom topics like management. More info here.

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