The next steps for teacher training

Teacher-candidates must go through more intensive classroom training -- similar to how medical students are prepared -- and prove they are ready to teach, according to a report from a panel of experts commissioned by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The panel said teacher-training programs need to improve their admissions standards, and it also called for a more rigorous accreditation process for teaching colleges. Eight states have agreed to pilot such changes.

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