Portland Metro Education Partnership

Portland area school districts and universities of teacher preparation work together to develop a strong work force for our schools. We believe that when schools and universities work together, we can offer better preparation and ongoing support for both new and veteran teachers alike. Well prepared and supported teachers are an integral component of student achievement.

Just as each school is unique, so is each partnership. Some partnerships focus on teacher preparation and match pre-service teachers with well-qualified mentor teachers in order to promote teacher retention and increase student achievement. Some partnerships are developed around research conducted by faculty or doctoral students designed to deepen our shared understanding of teaching and learning. Partnerships may also offer professional development opportunities for all teachers or provide early career mentoring for new teachers.