Today only a small fraction of America’s teachers—about three percent—are Board-certified. To achieve the changes in education that we seek for all students, that number must grow dramatically to represent the majority of teachers in the profession.
In other respected professions such as medicine, achieving Board certification is the norm, not the exception. It’s also a mark of quality that is widely recognized and demanded by the public.
To transform teaching, we are working with partners to strengthen a continuum within teaching that leads from pre-service teacher preparation to accomplished practice, then to a variety of leadership roles within the profession.
More than 100 organizations are using this vision to urge policymakers and education leaders to ensure well-prepared and effective educators for every child.
- "Residency: Can it transform teaching the way it did medicine?" - Ronald Thorpe, Kappan, September 2014
- "Sustaining the Teaching Profession" - Ronald Thorpe, New England Journal of Public Policy, Fall/Winter 2014