January 19, 2012
Texas Tech University's College of Education is one of 23 highest-rated national finalists for a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation or i3 Grant designed to improve educator preparation and K-12 student achievement. In all, 587 applicants applied for nearly $150 million dollars in this round of funding.
"America must transform its system of educator preparation so that teachers will not just 'understand the content' but can exhibit masterful competency at putting that material into action for the benefit of students," Ridley said. "Teacher education must be reformed to foster adept teaching competencies built on knowledge and reasoning."