About Us – Teacher Quality Partnership

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.

What’s New

The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Teacher Quality Partnership program published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2020 and closes on July 2, 2020. The Department of Education plans to award approximately $9 million to eligible partnerships to support high-quality teacher preparation and professional development for prospective teachers. This grant competition contains one absolute priority and two competitive preference priorities. Please review the published NIA in the Federal Register for complete details on the FY 2020 TQP grant competition.

FY 2020 TQP grant competition resources will be added to the website at they become available. Please check back frequently for website updates.


FY 2020 TQP Call for Peer Reviewers

If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer for this or any of the FY 2020 Effective Educator Development (EED) grant competitions, please review the Call for Peer Reviewers.Note the directions include two parts for this process and both parts must be completed to be considered.  If you have any additional questions about this process, please contact EED program staff at  EEDPeerReviews@ed.gov.

Last Modified: 05/18/2020