To Advance the quality and effectiveness of teacher preparation programs in Texas Universities.
To engage partners, provide information, create opportunities for knowledge-sharing, and provide direct technical assistance to those involved in the education of university-prepared teachers.
The CREATE mission is supported through four core strategies:
- Expand Knowledge Through Research. Inform university and public school leaders by delivering strategic, data-driven analyses focused on university-based teacher preparation, including what we know about teacher preparation, what works to improve it, and what institutional leaders can do to advance it.
- Build Capacity for Institutional Change. Work with partners to build a sense of urgency to renew their commitment to prepare teachers who positively impact student achievement. Promote university-wide leadership to prioritize the importance of collaboration in the preparation of teachers.
- Initiate Action Through Programs. Provide opportunities for education professionals to engage them in development and implementation of research-based teacher preparation practices. Disseminate frameworks to facilitate strategic planning and evaluation in order to improve program effectiveness.
- Strengthen CREATE’s Capacity. Build upon past accomplishments by growing and diversifying the funding base, expanding communications strategy, and implementing clear measures of impact.