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 February 25, 2022 and closes on April 26, 2022. The Department of Education plans to award approximately $35 million to eligible partnerships to support high-quality teacher preparation and professional development for prospective teachers.

Please note that this FY 22 grant competition contains four absolute priorities.  This FY 22 competition invites applications for both the Pre-Bac and Residency models.  Additionally, it invites applicants to create school leadership programs in conjunction with their Pre-Bac or Residency models. The FY 22 competition also includes four optional competitive preference priorities, and one invitational priority. Please review the published NIA carefully for complete details on the FY 2022 TQP grant competition.

FY 2022 TQP grant competition resources will be added to the website at they become available. Please check back frequently for updates.

FY 2022 TQP Call for Peer Reviewers

If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer or have any additional questions about the peer reviewer process, please review the Call for Peer Reviewers and follow the instructions accordingly. If you have additional questions after reviewing the Call for Peer Reviewers, please contact EED program staff at  EEDPeerReviews@ed.gov.