Catherine Emihovich, BRP Member, Statement of Support for BRP Report

Statement of Catherine Emihovich, Dean
University of Florida
Blue Ribbon Panel Member

"The Blue Ribbon Panel Report highlights the importance of rich, deep, and sustained clinical preparation in teacher education programs, an emphasis that is long overdue. By holding ALL preparation programs to this high standard (including programs outside colleges and universities), we should see an immediate impact where it is most needed -- on increasing the achievement of children in our most challenged schools. I applaud the work of all panel members and NCATE for their commitment to strengthening teacher preparation across the nation."

Catherine Emihovich,
Ph.D. Professor and Dean,
University of Florida
College of Education
P.O. Box 117040
Gainesville, FL 32611
Ph. 352-273-4135