Federal grant program to help recruit and train California teachers
Three California teacher preparation programs will share in $25.8 million of federal funding to recruit, prepare and retain teachers, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
The department announced 22 new five-year Teacher Quality Partnership grants on Monday. In California, National University received a $1.96 million grant, Alder Graduate School a $1.31 million grant and Reach University a $1.35 million grant.
The Teacher Quality Partnership grant program funds teacher preparation programs in high-need communities and teaching residency programs for individuals who are new to teaching.
“At the U.S. Department of Education, we recognize the value of supporting our nation’s educators, and we have a responsibility to providing resources and opportunities that promote a diverse educator workforce,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “These programs help prepare, place, develop, and retain effective teachers and leaders in our schools and classrooms. Our students need quality educators now more than ever to address their academic and mental health needs.”