Research and Reports on Teacher Preparation for Reading Instruction

What qualities of undergraduate programs lead to excellence in preparation of teachers for reading instruction?

IRA’s National Commission on Excellence in Elementary Teacher Preparation for Reading Instruction and its Teacher Education Task Force have conducted extensive studies of teacher education programs. Their work guides implementation of best practices and lends support for increased investment in teacher preparation.

IRA’s research in teacher preparation is presented in the following reports.


Teaching Reading Well: A Synthesis of IRA's Research on Teacher Preparation for Reading Instruction

Prepared to Make a Difference

Review of Research Literature

Also of interest

  • “Investment in Teacher Preparation in the United States,” IRA’s position statement on this topic.
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