While many of the decisions governing educator preparation are made at the state level, the federal government and the Congress have roles affecting the profession as well.
The most important aspect of engaging in federal advocacy is the power of the constituent voice. Members of Congress act based on the information provided to them first and foremost by their constituents. Over time, you want to build relationships with both members of Congress and their staff handling education so that you become one of the sources that officials consult for information and ideas related to educator preparation.
Get to know the resources offered through this site. You can watch recordings of federal update webinars, download printable guides for key stages of the advocacy process, and find links to other websites with resources and information on legislation, congressional votes, and more.
Remember to register to receive AACTE Action Alerts and visit this web page often for the latest resources and information to support your advocacy efforts.
Federal Update Webinars
- Congressional Resources
- U.S. House of Representatives
- U.S. Senate
Congress Passes Resolution to Rescind Teacher Prep Regulations
Thanks to your advocacy, Congress has passed H.J.Res. 58 rescinding the teacher prep regs; the measure now awaits the president’s signature.
- U.S. Department of Education Resources
- Other Federal Resources
- Key AACTE Partner Organizations / Coalitions
Higher Education Task Force on Teacher Preparation
- American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
- American Council on Education (ACE) view 11 more...