Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program
CFDA Number: 84.336S
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also known as: Teacher Quality Partnership
The U.S. Department of Education is excited to announce four new grants, totaling $5.1 million, through its Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) program. Under TQP, grantees will create model teacher preparation programs to grow the pool of quality new teachers. These programs are developed through reforming existing teacher preparation programs at the undergraduate or fifth year licensing level (Pre- Baccalaureate (Pre-bac) Model), or by creating new teaching residency programs for individuals with strong academic or professional qualifications, but without teaching experience (Residency Model). The FY 2016 cohort of TQP grantees represents the top two highest rated Pre-bac models and the top two highest rated Residency models. These grantees will serve rural communities in Maryland, New Hampshire, Alabama, and North Carolina. .
For more information about these awards, please visit the Awards page. Please note the FY 2016 application narratives and technical review forms will be posted in October.
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 talented, certified or licensed and effective 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, their schools/colleges of education and arts and sciences, high-need school districts (local educational agencies (LEAs)), their high-need schools, and/or high-need early childhood education (ECE) programs. These partnerships will create model teacher preparation programs at the pre-baccalaureate level (or in a 5th year initial licensing program) through the implementation of specific reforms of the IHE's existing teacher preparation programs, or model teaching residency programs for individuals with strong academic and/or professional backgrounds but without teaching experience.