Florida A&M University Teachers for a New Era Program
The Florida A&M University Teachers for a New Era (TNE) initiative aims to achieve a radical redesign of teacher education and the improvement of teaching and learning. The program has been funded for five years by the Carnegie Foundation. The Carnegie grants aid universities in preparing educators to teach the “millennial generation.” The initiative fully embraces the university’s mission to “provide an enlightened and enriched academic, intellectual, moral, cultural … student-centered environment conducive to the development of highly qualified individuals who are prepared and capable of serving as leaders and contributors in our ever-evolving society.” TNE is also committed to the institution’s mission of “inspirational teaching, exemplary research, and meaningful public and community service through creative partnerships at the local, state, national and global levels.” Central to the operation of TNE are the university core values of scholarship, excellence, fiscal responsibility, accountability, collaboration, service, integrity, collegiality and ethics.
Florida A&M University TNE has also implemented clinical practices through its Teacher Induction Center. This center, housed at Nims Middle School in Tallahassee, supports teachers who graduate from Florida A&M and other universities for three years beyond graduation. The Teacher Induction Center provides instructional practices and mentor coaching and several training programs on classroom management and instruction.
Further Information: http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?tne&AboutTNE