National study calls ASU student teachers 'exemplary'
A recent blog posted by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) singled out Arizona State University’s student teaching program as exemplary among 2,420 teacher preparation programs nationwide. NCTQ also worked with ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College in March 2013 to produce a three-minute video about the program: http://youtu.be/u_Tw_ki0kks.
The video profile of the college’s groundbreaking iTeachAZ senior-year residency features teacher candidate Seth Pheasant with his class at Sunset Elementary School in the Cartwright School District of Phoenix. Also included are interviews with Mari Koerner, dean of the Teachers College; Nancy Perry, assistant dean and associate clinical professor; and Debora Moncayo, executive director of educator effectiveness/professional learning for Roosevelt School District in Phoenix.
The following is an excerpt from the NCTQ blog:
“But there are some programs that stand out. To paint a picture of what strong teacher prep can look like, we've created short videos on some of the programs that excel overall (Lipscomb University, Ohio State) or in particular areas (Louisiana State in elementary math, Arizona State in student teaching, and Morgan State in elementary and secondary content).
"It's programs like these that aspiring teachers should strongly think about applying to and that districts should look to recruit from. And it's programs like these that can serve as models for the field as a whole.”
NCTQ published the blog in conjunction with the first edition of its annual Teacher Prep Review, an evaluation of more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country that prepare elementary and secondary teachers.