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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

The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce 17 new awards, totaling approximately $17 million, through its Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) program. This $17 million includes awards for Year 1 and some awards for Year 2 of the five year grant cycle. Under TQP, grantees will create model teacher preparation programs to grow the pool of quality new teachers. These programs 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 FY 2018 cohort of TQP grantees represents the top ten highest rated Pre-bac models and the top seven highest rated Residency models. These grantees will serve communities in Arizona, California, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

For more information about these awards, please visit the Awards page to view project Abstracts. The FY 2018 application narratives and technical review forms will be posted later in October.

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