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Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program

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CFDA Number: 84.336S
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also known as: Teacher Quality Partnership

What's New

The Teacher Quality Programs office is excited to announce the FY 16 Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant competition! The TQP Federal Register Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) was published May 23, 2016. This TQP FY 16 grant competition has an estimated $5,000,000 and anticipates making 3-5 new awards that will increase student achievement by improving the quality of new prospective teachers. The TQP program has also prepared this TQP At-a-Glance (MS Word 126 KB) document to provide a quick overview of the FY 16 TQP grant competition. Persons interested in applying for a TQP grant are encouraged to review the entire TQP NIA. Interested persons are encouraged to review the Applicant Info and Eligibility tab to the right of this page for additional FY 16 TQP competition information. Interested persons are also encouraged to review the Funding and Legislation tab to the right of this page for the complete TQP program legislation.

Program Description

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.

Last Modified: 05/23/2016