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U program among top in U.S. for preparing future teachers in the ‘science of reading’

The undergraduate teacher preparation program at the University of Utah has been recognized by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for its rigorous preparation of future teachers in how to teach reading, earning an “A” grade in NCTQ’s new report “Teacher Prep Review: Strengthening Elementary Reading Instruction.”

The program is among just 23% nationwide to earn an “A” from NCTQ for meeting standards set by literacy experts for coverage of the most effective methods of reading instruction—often called the “science of reading.”

National data shows that more than one-third of fourth-grade students, over 1.3 million children, cannot read at a basic level. By preparing teachers in the methods that research has shown to work best, these devastating results can be changed.

Read the full press release here.