Southern University’s elementary teacher prep program named as one of top in the nation

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- The National Council on Teacher Quality named Southern University’s elementary teacher prep program among the top in the country.

Southern was recognized for this achievement because of their strong clinical experience requirements.

“Too many teacher prep programs struggle to make clinical practice a meaningful learning experience for aspiring teachers – especially when it comes to selecting effective mentor teachers, often due to lack of quality control by their partner school districts. The effort that these top programs have made to ensure alignment with their local districts so they can offer strong clinical experiences will have lasting positive impacts on their teacher candidates, and more importantly, their candidates’ future students,” president of NCTQ Kate Walsh said.

The program was chosen as among only 33 traditional elementary programs that earn an A grade.

Over 1,100 teacher prep programs were evaluated for the recognition.

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