The need to address our teacher pipeline challenges has never been more urgent – and doing so will require bold, systemic changes to how we recruit, prepare, compensate, support, and respect our educators. Teacher Preparation Partnerships are one promising strategy to help address the state’s significant teacher pipeline challenges through collaboration between educator preparation programs (EPPs), school districts, community colleges, and workforce development partners.
To learn more about these partnerships and promising practices, view our full report below.
The interactive map below identifies existing Teacher Preparation Partnerships across the state. To get started, click on a program for more information and a link to its website. Filter the map by program focus by clicking on the program title in the right-hand key. View program focus definitions here. This map will continue to evolve as additional programs and information is added. To provide information on a partnership or program not yet included on the map, please contact Lauren Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Next Steps: From Analysis to Action
This landscape analysis has laid the groundwork to inform the next phase of the Forum’s work to develop evidence-based, action-oriented approaches to support the recruitment, preparation, and retention of a diverse, highly effective educator workforce in North Carolina.
- North Carolina Educator Pipeline Collaborative. In partnership with the Governor’s office, we will convene a diverse cohort of educator preparation partnerships — school districts, educator preparation programs, community colleges, workforce development, and community partners – from across the state who will work collaboratively to examine, develop, and expand their work.
- Framework of Best Practices. In collaboration with cohort members, we will develop and publish a framework of best practices for educator preparation partnerships.
- State and Local Policy Recommendations. Informed by and building upon the landscape analysis and the work of the cohort, we will share findings and make policy recommendations to promote best practices and effective policies that will have a lasting impact on the teacher pipeline.
The Public School Forum of NC is a 501(c)3 organization that provides trusted, nonpartisan, evidence-based research, policy analysis and innovative programs that empower an informed public to demand that education best practice becomes common practice throughout North Carolina. We believe that all North Carolina children shall have the opportunity to reach their full potential through equitable and meaningful public education that nourishes our state’s civic and economic vitality.