Share Paper: I Wish My Teacher Preparation Program Knew… What Changes Should Be Made to Teacher Preparation Programs to Improve the Experience for Pre-Service Teachers

  1. Mary Risacher, Southwest Minnesota State University, United States
  2. Rhonda Bonnstetter, Southwest Minnesota State University, United States
Tuesday, October 27 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Room 7

Abstract: In a review of current research there is an abundance of evidence to indicate that systemic issues exist at multiple levels within teacher preparation programs. There is a need to sort through those issues and provide solutions that address those concerns. The aim of the presenters would be to facilitate a conversation utilizing the research and survey results to discuss the issues raised and consideration of potential solutions within the university system to improve teacher preparation.