Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program
CFDA Number: 84.336S
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
What’s New ?
TQP Announces 24 New Awards!
The Teacher Quality Partnership grant program announced 24 new awards for FY 2014 on September 25, 2014. To see the list of new awardees, you may view the press release located at http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/24-new-teacher-quality-partnership-grants-totaling-more-35-million-awarded-recru.
The Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program aims to increase student achievement by improving the quality of new prospective teachers by enhancing the preparation of prospective teachers and the professional development activities for current teachers; holding teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) accountable for preparing highly qualified teachers; and recruiting effective individuals, including minorities and individuals from other occupations, into the teaching force.
More specifically, the TQP Grants Program seeks to improve the quality of new teachers by creating partnerships among IHEs, high-need school districts (local educational agencies (LEAs)) their high-need schools, and/or high-need early childhood education (ECE) program. These partnerships would create model teacher preparation programs at the pre-baccalaureate level through the implementation of specific reforms of the IHE's existing teacher preparation programs, and/or model teaching residency programs for individuals with strong academic and/or professional backgrounds but without teaching experience. The TQP Grants Program may also support school leadership programs to train superintendents, principals, ECE program directors, and other school leaders in high-need or rural LEAs.