What’s the best way to prepare new teachers for the classroom? One idea is to increase the time teacher candidates spend in P-12 classrooms during their training—moving from as little as several weeks to a full year of classroom experience.

NExT partner institutions share how they're recruiting promising teacher candidates to meet the needs of their partner school districts.

This year, we're celebrating our combined 100-year anniversary with the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and continue to honor Edyth and Archibald's generous, philanthropic partnership that so greatly benefited the communities they loved.

Over 50 partnerships between Network for Excellence in Teaching institutions and P-12 school districts are improving teaching effectiveness and student achievement.


Are You Wired to Teach?

Take a quiz to find out, and learn the attributes of a great teacher.

Our Goal

Increase by 50 percent the number of students in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, from pre-kindergarten through college, who are on track to earn a degree after high school, and eliminate disparities among diverse student groups.