How to train the next generation of teachers

How to train the next generation of teachers
How to train the next generation of teachers

How to train the next generation of teachers

There are a lot of different avenues to becoming a teacher. Some programs throw you right into the mix without much student teaching. Others require a year-long residency. You can get a bachelor’s in Education, or add on a Master’s. There are fellowships, bootcamps, and intensive summer training sessions. But despite the many roads to the classroom, teacher training isn’t easy, and the challenges only intensify when you’re in front of your very own class for the first time. What are the pros and cons of different ways of training the next generation of educators and what credentials and experience do teachers need to have to be successful? Barbara Radner, associate professor of education at DePaul University, and director of DePaul’s Center for Urban Education, joins us to talk about teacher training. (Flickr/US Department of Education)