A teacher preparation program equips you with the skills and knowledge to teach in your chosen grade and subject. You need to meet certification requirements from a state-approved program to lead a classroom.
Many colleges and universities have teacher preparation programs, usually in the school’s college of education. Most states also have options through non-school providers for people who already have a degree.
Pro Tip: Some states use “TPP” when referring to teacher preparation programs. Others use EPP for educator preparation program. These mean the same thing.