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Resource roundup: Strengthening teacher preparation and support for new teachers

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by Joni Wackwitz | February 17, 2021

Many states and districts face significant challenges ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality and diverse teacher workforce. To strengthen teacher preparation and support for new teachers, browse this collection of resources from the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) network. We have included research, strategies, and tools related to teacher preparation, mentoring and residency programs, certification and licensure, Grow Your Own programs, and more.


See the REL Program’s COVID-19 Evidence-Based Resources for strategies and guidance related to teaching and learning during the pandemic, including teacher preparation.

Preparing and supporting new teachers

Preparing a diverse and culturally responsive teacher workforce


To learn more about building a diverse education workforce, see our blog post for actions that states, districts, and schools can take to increase teacher diversity.

Teacher certification and licensure

Grow Your Own programs

Related REL research partnerships

Visit the following webpages to learn more about REL partnerships focused on or related to strengthening teacher preparation, including works in progress, resources, and events:

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Joni Wackwitz

Communications Associate | REL Southwest