Teacher Licensure Collaborative
To help build strong and aligned systems of educator preparation, the Learning Policy Institute has partnered with national membership organizations and stakeholders from 15 interested states to establish the Teacher Licensure Collaborative (TLC). The TLC supports participating states in revising teacher licensure and certification standards to incorporate whole child practices, include social and emotional learning, and ensure alignment with the science of learning and development. Research from this field points to important transformations in teaching practice that are needed to ensure that all children experience the strong relationships, skillful teaching, and personalized supports that enable healthy development and successful lives.
Funding for this project has been provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Harmony and Inspire at National University, Pure Edge, Inc., and Wallace Foundation. Core operating support for the Learning Policy Institute is provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Sandler Foundation, and MacKenzie Scott. We are grateful to them for their generous support.
TLC partners include American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Federation of Teachers, Council of Chief State School Officers, Education Commission of the States, National Association of State Boards of Education, National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and the National Education Association.