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 announced a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Teacher Quality Partnership program in the Federal Register on February 25, 2022 which closed on April 26, 2022. The Department of Education planned to award approximately $35 million to eligible partnerships to support high-quality teacher preparation and professional development for prospective teachers.

During the FY 2022 TQP grant competition, the Department received a large number of high-quality applications, however due to limited funding we were not able to award all of them.  In lieu of a FY 2023 TQP grant competition, the Department decided to fund down the FY 2022 funding slate to award more of the high-quality applications that we were unable to fund in FY 2022. This process yielded 27 new TQP awards.  These new awards can be found on the Awards tab of this page.

FY 2022 TQP grant competition resources can be found on this page.