A study that sampled 1,130 teaching programs was released Tuesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality that found that the majority of education training programs are not properly preparing future educators.
PennLive.com reports that the study includes 75 institutions in Pennsylvania and gives comprehensive results for the 26 schools that provide 70 percent of Pennsylvania’s trained teachers.
The study came to many conclusions including:
Secondary Undergraduate programs at Arcadia University, Bloomsburg University, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Lebanon Valley College, Mansfield University, Misericordia University and Saint Joseph’s University “made the report’s honor roll, earning at least three out of four possible stars.”
Nearly all (97% in Pennsylvania, 71% nationwide) of the evaluated programs fail to ensure a high-quality student teaching experience.
Scientically-based reading instruction is only taught in 24% of evaluated elementary programs in Pa.
“None of Pennsylvania’s elementary programs earn three or four stars for providing teacher candidates adequate content preparation, compared to 11 percent nationwide. At the high school level, 22 percent of Pennsylvania secondary programs earn a perfect four stars for content preparation, but that’s well below the 35 percent found across the U.S.”