American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education AACTE is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality preparation that assures educators are profession-ready.

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to the highest quality professional development of teachers and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student learning. The 800 institutions holding AACTE membership represent public and private colleges and universities in every state, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

Mission: To promote the learning of all PK-12 students through high-quality, evidence-based preparation and continuing education for all school personnel.

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To help AACTE continue to better understand and assist members in responding the ongoing challenges that you are facing,...
11/02/2020

To help AACTE continue to better understand and assist members in responding the ongoing challenges that you are facing, deans and other leaders received a survey invitation. AACTE will use the results of this survey to: 1) determine additional member support; 2) inform the public and policy makers about how the coronavirus and racial inequity crises impact educator preparation; 3) acknowledge the work you are leading during these crises; and 4) share aggregated information with AACTE members to help you benchmark your experience against your peers. If you received an invitation to participate in this survey, please take a few minutes to complete it. The survey will be available until Friday, November 6.
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To help AACTE continue to better understand and assist members in responding the ongoing challenges that you are facing,...
10/30/2020

To help AACTE continue to better understand and assist members in responding the ongoing challenges that you are facing, deans and other leaders received a survey invitation. If you received an invitation to participate in this survey, please take a few minutes to complete it. The survey will be available until Friday, November 6.
http://ow.ly/IqtF50BYFAN

Upcoming Webinar to Address EPP Capacity to Respond to Teacher Shortages – Can the nation’s higher education institution...
10/30/2020

Upcoming Webinar to Address EPP Capacity to Respond to Teacher Shortages – Can the nation’s higher education institutions meet the demand for new teachers, particularly in high-demand fields such as special education, STEM, and foreign language? What do trends over the last decade portend for the future of educator preparation? This upcoming webinar will review these questions and more based upon findings from two new AACTE issue briefs: Institutions Offering Degrees in Education: 2009-10 to 2018-19 and Degree Trends in High-Demand Teaching Specialties: 2009-10 to 2018-19. http://ow.ly/QDMm50C16z9

COVID-19 Education Coalition Releases IHE Resources | As co-chairs of the ISTE COVID-19 Education Coalition’s Higher Edu...
10/30/2020

COVID-19 Education Coalition Releases IHE Resources | As co-chairs of the ISTE COVID-19 Education Coalition’s Higher Education Working Group, AACTE’s Jacqueline Rodriguez and AACTE Innovation and Technology Committee Co-Chair David Slykhuis led the development of a new infographic that amplifies student agency and strategies to advocate for online support. A second resource prepares EPPs for future calamities threatening to interrupt the preparation of teachers. http://ow.ly/FHYz50C17dy

Learn to Thrive During Challenging Times at AACTE’s 2021 Annual Meeting | AACTE’s virtual 2021 Annual Meeting, February ...
10/29/2020

Learn to Thrive During Challenging Times at AACTE’s 2021 Annual Meeting | AACTE’s virtual 2021 Annual Meeting, February 24-26, will offer over 180 concurrent sessions, providing attendees a full menu of options for enhancing professional development during these challenging times. Covering four different strands, sessions will feature such tools as case studies, scenario planning, and roundtable discussions to impact educator preparation. http://ow.ly/OZaL50C16II

America needs teachers in special education, math, science, foreign language, and English as a second language. Are teac...
10/28/2020

America needs teachers in special education, math, science, foreign language, and English as a second language. Are teacher candidates choosing these important specialties? Check out AACTE’s new issue brief and attend a webinar with the issue brief author and leaders from these key fields. http://ow.ly/wMjU50BYISz

AACTE released two new issue briefs, Institutions Offering Degrees in Education: 2009-10 to 2018-19 and Degree Trends in...
10/28/2020
AACTE Issue Briefs Examine Education Degrees Trends and Future Implications for Teacher Workforce - Ed Prep Matters | AACTE Blog

AACTE released two new issue briefs, Institutions Offering Degrees in Education: 2009-10 to 2018-19 and Degree Trends in High-Demand Teaching Specialties: 2009-10 to 2018-19. The reports examine education trends through an analysis of the number of institutions awarding degrees in education and the imminent threat of increased teacher shortages, particularly in high-demand areas. http://ow.ly/SmvR50C18pR

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) released today two new issue briefs, Institutions Offering Degrees in Education: 2009-10 to 2018-19 and Degree Trends in High-Demand Teaching Specialties: 2009-10 to 2018-19. The reports examine education trends through an analysis o...

Survey for EPPs on Preparing Educators for Equitable Family Engagement | AACTE is joining the National Association for F...
10/28/2020
Survey EPPs on Preparing Educators for Equitable Family Engagement - Ed Prep Matters | AACTE Blog

Survey for EPPs on Preparing Educators for Equitable Family Engagement | AACTE is joining the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement and other partners in surveying educator preparation program leaders to expand the understanding of how educators are prepared for family engagement. Respond to the survey by October 31. http://ow.ly/Nom750C18fg

Decades of research confirm the importance of families, schools, and community working together to launch students on successful trajectories. Yet, teachers attribute lack of preparation as one of their greatest barriers to building relationships with families and their greatest fear for failure. As...

Holmes Preconference Call for Proposals: Deadline is October 31| Current AACTE Holmes Scholars scholars are invited to s...
10/27/2020
Holmes Preconference Call for Proposals: Deadline is October 31 - Ed Prep Matters | AACTE Blog

Holmes Preconference Call for Proposals: Deadline is October 31| Current AACTE Holmes Scholars scholars are invited to submit a proposal for the Holmes Preconference poster presentation and roundtable sessions, and encourages doctoral candidates to showcase their research by submitting proposals for the 3-minute thesis talk and dissertation funding competition. http://ow.ly/vug650C16lp

The time has come where the realization sets in that there are only 2 months left until the end of the year. I’m not sure about you but I am so ready for a new year, especially for AACTE’s 73rd Annual Meeting in February 2021. I could not think of a better time to encourage […]

Teaching Colleges Must Partner with Communities to Fight Twin Pandemics | Robin Chenoweth of The Ohio State University C...
10/27/2020

Teaching Colleges Must Partner with Communities to Fight Twin Pandemics | Robin Chenoweth of The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology showcases the different ways the college is responding to the impact of COVID-19 and racial injustice. Efforts include a statewide training module on implicit and institutional bias in schools tailored to K-12 educators and a Reopening Task Force that partnered with schools to implement reopening plans. http://ow.ly/KC9050BYMcT

Your AACTE Membership: An Investment in Yourself and Your Institution | AACTE’s Meghan Grenda introduces our new members...
10/26/2020

Your AACTE Membership: An Investment in Yourself and Your Institution | AACTE’s Meghan Grenda introduces our new membership tool, a one-page profile featuring the Association’s strategic priorities, member statistics, educational offerings, and professional development opportunities. Learn more about how AACTE membership offers value to you and your institution. http://ow.ly/lm7O50BXPmu

Mitigating Learning Loss: Leveraging Teacher Candidates as Assets During COVID-19 | How can using teacher candidates be ...
10/26/2020
Mitigating Learning Loss: Leveraging Teacher Candidates as Assets During COVID-19 - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

Mitigating Learning Loss: Leveraging Teacher Candidates as Assets During COVID-19 | How can using teacher candidates be a win-win for both educator preparation programs and districts? In what ways can teacher candidates be leveraged to support teachers in addressing student learning loss? What role can state, district, and educator preparation program leaders play in leveraging existing partnerships to come together to solve existing challenges? Join us for the webisode as we discuss these questions and more. https://aacte.org/events/mitigating-learning-loss-leveraging-teacher-candidates-as-assets-during-covid-19/

This webisode will highlight a recently released brief Addressing Shortages of Educators in an Uncertain COVID-19 Landscape: Viewing Teacher Candidates as Assets and discuss ways teacher candidates can be leveraged as assets to support teachers during this unprecedented time. Jacqueline Rodriguez of...

This article is the fifth in a series featuring New York State institutions in the Prepared To Teach clinical preparatio...
10/26/2020
Clinically Rich Programs in New York: Teacher Residency Pilot at the College of Staten Island - Ed Prep Matters | AACTE Blog

This article is the fifth in a series featuring New York State institutions in the Prepared To Teach clinical preparation program at Bank Street College of Education. Deirdre Armitage of the College of Staten Island highlights how the college and its partner schools piloted a teacher residency that paid students for their time spent in classrooms, providing an accessible path to a teaching career. http://ow.ly/i5P550BXPXo

This article is part of a series on clinically rich teacher preparation in New York State, coordinated by Prepared To Teach at Bank Street College. The text is adapted from their latest report, Making Teacher Preparation Policy Work: Lessons From and For New York, and shared by the featured institut...

Attend the First Session of The Evolution of the Principalship Learning Series | This learning series, supported by the ...
10/26/2020

Attend the First Session of The Evolution of the Principalship Learning Series | This learning series, supported by the The Wallace Foundation and organized by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the the University Council of Education Administration, is an invitation to join national experts in considering how principals’ work has changed and the understanding of school leadership has evolved. Session one is October 28. http://ow.ly/Jm7750C17ze

2020 Teacher Quality Partnership Grantees Announced | The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded 10 grants under ...
10/23/2020

2020 Teacher Quality Partnership Grantees Announced | The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded 10 grants under the Teacher Quality Partnerships Program that supports the preparation of profession-ready teachers for high-need schools and subject areas. AACTE’s Ward Cummings reports on the program and the six AACTE member institutions that were awarded a grant. http://ow.ly/qvld50BYMxV

To help AACTE continue to better understand and assist members in responding the ongoing challenges that you are facing,...
10/23/2020

To help AACTE continue to better understand and assist members in responding the ongoing challenges that you are facing, deans and other leaders received a survey invitation. If you received an invitation to participate in this survey, please take a few minutes to complete it. The survey will be available until Friday, November 6.
http://ow.ly/IqtF50BYFAN

AACTE congratulates Carla Roberson, AACTE Holmes Scholars of the Month for October. Roberson is a doctoral candidate in ...
10/23/2020
Carla Roberson Named Scholar of the Month - Ed Prep Matters | AACTE Blog

AACTE congratulates Carla Roberson, AACTE Holmes Scholars of the Month for October. Roberson is a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Ohio University, where she is pursuing a concentration in mental health and rehabilitation counseling. Her dissertation focuses on “A Phenomenological Study on the Experiences of Imposter Phenomenon among Black Doctoral Students at Predominantly White Institutions.” http://ow.ly/hJub50BXGyI

Carla Roberson is a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Ohio University, where she is pursuing a concentration in mental health and rehabilitation counseling. Roberson is also a former McNair Scholar and alumnae of Kean University where she earned her bachelor’...

@AACTE President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone comments on behalf of the Association and in support of legislation that Senato...
10/23/2020
Hirono, Booker Announce Legislation to Improve Distance and Blended Learning for K-12 Schools During COVID-19 - Ed Prep Matters | AACTE Blog

@AACTE President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone comments on behalf of the Association and in support of legislation that Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) plan to introduce. The Learning Opportunity and Achievement Act would combat instructional loss, particularly for at-risk and marginalized students. http://ow.ly/rRdo50BXMJL

The following article features comments by AACTE President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone on behalf of the Association in support of the legislation. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), along with her colleague Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced their plan to introduce the Learning Opportunity and Achi...

Join CCSSO - The Council of Chief State School Officers Webisode on Mitigating Learning Loss: Leveraging Teacher Candida...
10/22/2020
Join CCSSO’s Webisode on Mitigating Learning Loss: Leveraging Teacher Candidates as Assets During COVID-19 - Ed Prep Matters | AACTE Blog

Join CCSSO - The Council of Chief State School Officers Webisode on Mitigating Learning Loss: Leveraging Teacher Candidates as Assets During COVID-19. This webisode will discuss how teacher candidates, through collaboration with P-12 teachers, can assist in remote and hybrid learning. The event will also feature key recommendations from the joint issue brief released this summer by American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and @CeedarCenter, and the Center for Great Teachers and Leaders at
American Institutes for Research (AIR) Addressing Shortages of Educators in an Uncertain COVID-19 Landscape: Viewing Teacher Candidates as Assets. Register, and tune in on October 28. http://ow.ly/27qU50BXOo6

As students and teachers continue to navigate remote and hybrid learning environments, many are feeling overwhelmed. Parents and teachers are worried about the learning loss that has already and continues to occur during the pandemic. District staff are trying to address budget and service delivery....

Strengthening Teacher Preparation: Transforming Clinical Practice | AACTE member Nadine Gilbert tells the story of how J...
10/22/2020
Strengthening Teacher Preparation: Transforming Clinical Practice - Ed Prep Matters | AACTE Blog

Strengthening Teacher Preparation: Transforming Clinical Practice | AACTE member Nadine Gilbert tells the story of how Jackson State University and its partners transformed their teacher candidates’ clinical practice experience over the last four years, in the first of a three-part article series. http://ow.ly/COBz50BSN73

This article, part one of a three-part series, originally appeared on the Education First Blog and is reprinted with permission. Back in 2015, a group of department chairs, administrative leadership, program directors and faculty at Jackson State University formed a task force to write a plan for tr...

In this month’s video message, AACTE President and CEO  spotlights the latest opportunities for member engagement, inclu...
10/22/2020

In this month’s video message, AACTE President and CEO spotlights the latest opportunities for member engagement, including the inaugural, virtual Leadership Academy Series and the latest issue brief on financial challenges facing future teachers. https://videos.aacte.org/presidents-message-october-2020

AACTE invites you to register for its virtual 2021 Annual Meeting—themed “Resisting Hate, Restoring Hope: Engaging in Co...
10/21/2020

AACTE invites you to register for its virtual 2021 Annual Meeting—themed “Resisting Hate, Restoring Hope: Engaging in Courageous Action”—to be held February 24-26. Join the digital forum from work or home and engage in meaningful discussions, share research and best practices, and become better equipped to drive change in educator preparation. Secure your spot today! http://ow.ly/KEJK50BXFg6

Response to Combating Racism Together – AACTE member John Blackwell reflects upon the opening session at this year’s Sta...
10/21/2020
Response to Combating Racism Together - Ed Prep Matters | AACTE Blog

Response to Combating Racism Together – AACTE member John Blackwell reflects upon the opening session at this year’s State Leaders Institute: “White Fragility’ Combating Racism Together.” https://edprepmatters.net/2020/10/response-to-combating-racism-together/

This article is a personal reflection of the 2020 Washington Week State Leaders Institute by attendee John Blackwell. As academics who value valid evidence and scientifically proven knowledge, we know that, concerning human beings, there is only one race—the human race. We have lived our entire li...

Teaching and Learning During Crisis: Collaboration for the Collective Good | Participants in Project SOLVE (Strategies a...
10/20/2020
Teaching and Learning During Crisis: Collaboration for the Collective Good - Ed Prep Matters | AACTE Blog

Teaching and Learning During Crisis: Collaboration for the Collective Good | Participants in Project SOLVE (Strategies and Opportunities for Leading Virtual Learning), a small inquiry research group comprised of MA-based teacher educators and PK-22 practitioners, respond to widespread school closures by developing a free resource to support PK-22 teacher and teacher educators. http://ow.ly/RFSB50BSMTn

The text of this article is adapted from Project SOLVE’s free resource, Strategies for Virtual Education: Resources for Educators and Teacher Educators. Project SOLVE (Strategies and Opportunities for Leading Virtual Learning) is a small inquiry research group comprised of Massachusetts-based teac...

10/20/2020
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Clinically Rich Programs in New York: Urban Teacher Residency at the American Museum of Natural History | This article is the fourth in a series featuring New York State institutions in the Prepared To Teach clinical preparation program at Bank Street College of Education . Karen Hammerness of the American Museum of Natural History highlights how AMNH leveraged its resources and unique place in the city’s educational landscape to launch its clinically-focused teacher preparation program for earth science teachers. http://ow.ly/coqS50BSMOt

Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs  | @AACTE President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone and ...
10/16/2020
Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs - Ed Prep Matters | AACTE Blog

Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs | @AACTE President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone and AACTE members weigh in on the recent shift requiring educator preparation programs to develop curricula and methods to prepare their students to teach remotely. http://ow.ly/ok4q50BSMHB

The following is a quote from AACTE President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone from the article, which originally appeared in EdSurge and is reprinted with permission: “With a 120-hour curriculum, it’s hard to find space to add more,” Gangone says. “There’s the basic ed-prep work, and then you’ve...

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