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The University-School Partnerships for the Renewal of Educator Preparation (US PREP) National Center provides on-the-ground support and services to a coalition of university-based teacher preparation programs. The current coalition comprises 15 school-university partners with a common mission of attracting, training and retaining high-quality, racially diverse teachers for underserved communities across the country. Our ultimate goal is to positively impact K–12 students by building teacher candidate content knowledge and competency to meet ALL students where they are and advance their learning by giving them what they need — especially focused on historically underserved students, such as Black, Hispanic, Native American, and/or economically disadvantaged students.

In US PREP, coalition members share teacher preparation program goals. Members are committed to:

  • Building teacher candidate competencies to meet the needs of all students, especially our historically underserved students
  • Using data to support continuous improvement efforts
  • Supporting teacher educators with preparing novices to work with all students, especially our historically underserved students
  • Building strong partnerships with schools in order to meet the needs of the P-12 students in our communities

To learn more, visit, which provides research and publications, resources and tools, and stories from the coalition for educator preparation programs, school leaders, and policy makers to better the preparation of teachers in our most underserved schools.