Teacher Education Redesign Initiative (TERI)
The College of Education and Human Development is engaged in a significant re-envisioning of our teacher education program to better prepare teachers for the challenges they face in a 21st century classroom. The Teacher Education Redesign Initiative (TERI) will have a long-lasting, positive impact on the children of Minnesota, our new teachers, and our programs within the college.
CEHD is one of fourteen higher education partners across Minnesota and the Dakotas working within the Bush Foundation's Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT) on a 10-year project intended to improve high school graduation rates and reduce disparities in student achievement.
TERI is being led by teacher education faculty and staff from departments across the college and is engaging school district partners in the Minnesota P-12 community. The first group of prospective teachers entered the redesigned program in summer 2011.
CEHD prepares between 250 and 350 new teachers each year across 20 licensure areas. The college is working alongside school partners to develop the unique qualifications of our candidates and to identify needs for future teaching staff.
As the premier public research institution in the state, the University is uniquely positioned to improve teacher effectiveness by connecting ongoing research to our teacher programs. In addition, the college is positioned to combine the preparation of teachers with the preparation and professional development of other school professionals such as school counselors, psychologists, administrators, and social workers.
TERI Vision [Power point]
TERI Benchmarks [PDF]
TERI Key Events Summary [PDF]
ILP Course Changes [PDF]