Jackson State University is part of a coalition of universities and partner school districts that will help reform programs that prepare teachers. The collaboration among six southern and southeastern population centers is called U.S.PREP (University-School Partnerships for the Renewal of Educator Preparation) National Center. Texas Tech University received the grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create the national center to foster teacher reform. For now, the coalition includes six universities in Texas and neighboring states. Aside from JSU, other universities benefiting from a $7 million grant awarded to Texas Tech University include University of North Texas, University of Houston, Southeastern Louisiana University and University of Memphis. The collaborative will expand to other universities after three years.
For more information about U.S. PREP and the transformational changes that our first Tiger Teach Cohort will experience, click here.