The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education

Quest for Quality Teacher Preparation in Texas

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The Quest for Quality Teacher Preparation in Texas (Quest for Quality) project, formerly a collaboration between the Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, has been incorporated into the efforts of the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE). The purpose of the Quest for Quality project is to highlight exemplary quality in university-based teacher preparation in Texas.

The Quest for Quality seeks to:

  • Promote and accelerate improvements in university-based teacher preparation programs by identifying exemplary teacher candidates and exemplary practices within existing programs.
  • Foster broad scale application of best practices to improve quality and productivity in student recruitment and selection, course content and instructional delivery, field-based experiences, research and development, and school-university engagement.

The Quest for Quality project invites Texas universities to nominate exemplary teacher candidates, faculty, practices, programs, partnerships and research for recognition by the project. The purpose of these nominations is to identify best practices and make them more widely known. For descriptions and complete information on each nomination, click on one of the links below.

Exceptional Teacher Candidates

Exemplary Faculty Practices

Exemplary School Partnerships