What Should Teacher Preparation Programs Look Like in the 21st Century?

If Rip Van Winkle woke up from a 100 year nap today, would school be the only thing he recognized because it hasn’t changed? The world is changing rapidly and schools are not. Why aren’t teachers the respected figures they once were? If educators are in the news today it is either because of a school shooting, cheating scandal, or sex scandal. How can educators be better prepared to lead the changes our classrooms so desperately need? How can educators practice education in a similar fashion as doctors practice medicine? Is it too easy to get a teaching degree?


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