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Teacher Quality Partnership Program

CFDA Number: 84.336S
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also known as: Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP)

What’s New

On May 11, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education launched the FY 2018 TQP grant competition to award approximately $14 million to support high-quality teacher preparation and professional development for both prospective and current teachers. TQP projects are developed through reforming existing teacher preparation programs at the undergraduate or fifth year licensing level (Pre- Baccalaureate (Pre-bac) Model), or by creating new teaching residency programs for individuals with strong academic or professional qualifications, but without teaching experience (Residency Model).The Federal Register contains the complete FY 2018 TQP Notice Inviting Applications (NIA).

For more information about how to apply for a TQP award, please visit the Applicant Info and Eligibility page.

Program Description

The purpose of the TQP program is to improve student achievement; improve the quality of prospective and new teachers by improving the preparation of prospective teachers and enhancing professional development activities for new teachers; hold teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) accountable for preparing teachers who meet applicable State certification and licensure requirements; and recruit highly qualified individuals, including minorities and individuals from other occupations, into the teaching force.


Mia Howerton
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington DC 20202-5960
(202) 205-0417