University of Redlands Gets High Marks in National Review of Teacher Training

National Council on Teacher Quality releases report

Redlands, CA  (All News Wire)  The University of Redlands School of Education is included as one of only four California programs rated as doing well in training high school teachers according to the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). The organization has released its first edition of the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review, an evaluation of more than 1,100 colleges and universities that prepare elementary and secondary teachers.

“The high marks for Redlands in the NCTQ report are a testament to the leading-edge work of our faculty and staff and the quality of the education our students are receiving. Graduates from our teaching training programs are often in high demand for jobs in the region’s school districts,” said James Valadez, dean of the School of Education at the University of Redlands.

The report examines why the United States, once the world leader in educational attainment, has now slipped well into the middle of the pack. The product of eight years of development and 10 pilot studies, the standards applied in the report are derived from research, the practices of high-performing nations and states, consensus views of experts, the demands of the Common Core State Standards and other standards for college and career readiness.

Along with University of Redlands, other California universities that are doing well in training high school teachers are UC Berkeley, UC Irvine and UC San Diego. These institutions generally received better marks for teaching basic reading and for their student-teaching opportunities. Redlands received 3.5 stars out of four in the NCTQ report.

University of Redlands School of Education:

The School of Education at the University of Redlands emphasizes academic excellence in an environment of student-centered teaching and learning. Students can earn credentials and degrees faster and easier with multiple program start dates, no application fees and evening classes at four convenient locations around Southern California. Relevant coursework incorporates emerging trends like spatial reasoning and geographic information systems. The School of Education has a unique focus on educational justice, from the doctoral level with its Ed.D. in Educational Justice to courses and programs throughout the school. The Center for Educational Justice sponsors symposiums and other events throughout the year to explore topics on educational justice. The University of Redlands is a private liberal arts and sciences university consistently ranked among the best universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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