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UTA College of Education recognized among top teacher preparation programs

The University of Texas at Arlington’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program has been named one of the top in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ).

NCTQ named 120 undergraduate programs that excel in preparing teacher candidates to meet the demands of their future classrooms. Using nearly two decades of extensive research in teacher preparation, NCTQ assessed programs on critical, evidence-based measures, including:

● Rigorous admissions process;

● Emphasis on research-based approaches to teaching reading and math for elementary candidates;

● Content knowledge for secondary candidates;

● Training in classroom management strategies that work for all students; and

● Quality student teaching experiences.

Of the 872 undergraduate programs reviewed, UTA's College of Education was recognized as a leader in the field.

“The universities named are exemplary in their dedication to training the next generation of great teachers,” says Kate Walsh, NCTQ President. “We commend these institutions for the thoughtful manner in which they’ve grounded their approach to teacher preparation in what research shows to actually be effective.”