Deans for Impact is a national nonprofit organization representing leaders in educator preparation who are committed to transforming educator preparation and elevating the teaching profession.

Our Guiding Principles

Data Informed

Member deans are committed to collecting, sharing and using data to drive change within their programs and across the field of educator preparation.

Outcomes Focused

Member deans are committed to using common metrics and assessments that tightly align the activities of their programs with demonstrable impact on student achievement and other common outcomes measures.

Empirically Tested

Member deans are committed to using the tools of research to identify the features of educator-preparation programs that improve student learning.

Transparent and Accountable

Member deans are committed to elevating expectations for educator-preparation accountability and making program outcomes transparent to all.

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