TETD 807: Studying Teacher Quality
There is general agreement that the quality of the classroom teacher is the single most important school-based determinant of student achievement. However, definitions and methods for assessing teacher quality vary greatly. This course examines different conceptions of teacher quality and critically inspects the values, assumptions, theories, and research upon which they build. Future teacher educators explore and use a variety of tools and approaches for assessing teacher quality.
Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and Teacher Development (TETD) program or departmental approval.