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Profession-Ready Teachers

NEA Policy Brief

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Profession-Ready Teachers
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last updated: June 5, 2020







This brief addresses NEAs position on what is needed to be profession-ready on the first day of being responsible for student learning. Teacher preparation providers must ensure that candidates have mastered both subject matter content and pedagogical content knowledge for their areas of expertise, and that they have demonstrated their ability to activate that knowledge toward improving their teaching and their students’ learning. And, it is the professional responsibility of practicing teachers— and the NEA—to be actively engaged in the preparation of candidates who will eventually become their future colleagues.