Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is an active process which engages students in collaboratively researching and finding solutions to relevant, real-life problems.

"Learning by Experience" is one of six key components of the Ready2Teach Program redesign, and PBL is an important means by which students learn by experience. In the College of Education at Tennessee Tech University, teaching candidates are immersed in PBL beginning with their FOED 1820 / FOED 1822 introductory field experience.  This is to prepare them for more in-depth experiences they will have with PBL once they enter the Teacher Education Program, and ultimately the teaching profession where they will integrate PBL into their own classrooms.

TTU's College of Education is taking part in the TBR Ready2Teach program redesign.

 The primary goals of the Ready2Teach Initiative are to:

* Prepare teacher candidates so that they have a positive impact on student performance from the first time they enter the classroom.

* Work collaboratively with schools to improve outcomes for students, schools, and communities

Updated April 4, 2018