AACTE Urges Congress and Local Leaders to Protect Students and Educators in our Schools

(May 27, 2022, Washington, D.C.)  On behalf of AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone issued the following statement after the most recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which at least 19 students and two teachers were murdered: “Our nation has experienced yet another senseless act of […]

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AACTE Opposes Efforts to Silence Educators and LGBTQ+ Students

(May 10, 2022, Washington, D.C.) On behalf of AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone issued the following statement in response to recent legislation meant to oppress educators and students, including legislation specifically targeting transgendered and gender non-conforming students: “Recently, there has been a concerted effort to prevent […]

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AACTE’s National Portrait Sounds the Alarm on Declining Interest in Education Careers

(March 22, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – Today, AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) releases the second edition of Colleges of Education: A National Portrait. In addition to updating information on colleges of education and their leaders, faculty, and students, this edition features a special analysis on the contributions of community colleges to educator […]

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Michael E. Dantley of Miami University of Ohio Becomes AACTE Board Chair

(March 7, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) announced Michael E. Dantley, Ed.D., Dean Emeritus of the College of Education, Health and Society (EHS) at the Miami University of Ohio as the new chair of its board of directors. During his one-year term, Dantley will support AACTE and President […]

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America’s Teacher Educators Convene to Revolutionize Education

(March 4, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – The 74th Annual Meeting of AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) begins today. The conference, themed “Rethink, Reshape, Reimagine, Revolutionize: Growing the Profession Post Pandemic,” takes place in New Orleans, La, March 4 – 6. Attendees include presidents, provosts, deans, faculty, students, and administrators from undergraduate and […]

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AACTE Announces 2022 National Award Winners

(February 16, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of its annual awards for innovative research, best practice, and exemplary leadership in educator preparation. Through a rigorous selection process, the AACTE Awards Program recognizes excellence in both member institutions and individuals who have […]

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AACTE Announces Derek W. Black as 2022 Annual Meeting Opening Keynote Speaker

(February 9, 2022, Washington, D.C.) AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) is excited to announce that one of the nation’s foremost experts in education law and policy, Derek W. Black, J.D., is the opening keynote speaker for its 74th Annual Meeting, March 4 – 6, 2022, in New Orleans, La. Known as an […]

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Survey Shows Positive Trends and Lingering Effects of COVID in Educator Preparation

(February 2, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – In a fall 2021 survey conducted by AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), education leaders reported the resumption of in-person instruction and field experiences and some easing of enrollment and budget reductions. In both fall 2020 and 2021, the majority of educator preparation programs reported the pandemic […]

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AACTE Applauds Educator Preparation-Based Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship Programs

New Apprenticeship Programs Funded by U.S. Department of Labor Work to Address Teacher Shortages and Remove Financial Barriers for Teacher Candidates (January 26, 2022, Washington, D.C.) AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) supports the Tennessee Department of Education’s new Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship program as an innovative partnership approach to extend teacher pipelines and address teacher […]

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AACTE Announces Leslie T. Fenwick as 2022 Annual Meeting Closing Keynote Speaker

(January 12, 2022, Washington, D.C.) The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is excited to announce nationally renowned educator, education policy scholar, and best-selling author Leslie T. Fenwick, Ph.D., as the closing keynote speaker for its 74th Annual Meeting, March 4 – 6, 2022, in New Orleans, La. Described as a “fearless voice” for […]

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