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President & CEO Updates

AACTE President’s Message on Mursion Collaboration
Learn how this collaboration benefits AACTE members.

AACTE Member Update: We Are in This Together
Hear how AACTE is supporting you with resources and collaborations.

President’s Message Blog Posts

January 4, 2021 –  New Year, Renewed Hope – AACTE shares 2021 federal policy priorities with the Biden-Harris transition team, including ensuring sufficient funds for PK-12 and higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to operate schools safely.

November 30, 2020 – AACTE’s President/CEO Reflects on Using Virtual Simulation in Teacher Prep During Fireside Chat – Mursion CEO Mark Atkinson hosted Lynn M. Gangone, who reflected on how the pandemic has shaped the need to collaborate and to think differently on the delivery of instruction in the P-20 setting.

September 22, 2020Navigating an Unpredictable Pandemic – AACTE releases state recommendations for educator preparation programs and new teachers during COVID-19.

Call for Member Stories

AACTE Call for Member Stories

Connect Virtually with Peers During the Coronavirus: Share Your Stories – AACTE invites members to share their stories with the educator preparation community. Members are encouraged to submit articles that address education topics in the following categories:

  • Positive Thinking During Tough Times
  • Acts of Kindness During the Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Education Leadership in Times of Crisis
  • Student Voices on Coronavirus Impact
  • The Coronavirus Impact on Colleges of Education

Complete article submissions should be emailed to AACTE’s Content Strategist Katrina Norfleet at

Member Survey on the Impact of Coronavirus

AACTE Member Survey: Support Needed During Coronavirus Crisis

December 23, 2021 – Join Colleagues to Discuss the Pandemic’s Continuing Impact and Plans for 2022 – As PK-12 schools, colleges, and universities around the country cope with a surge of coronavirus cases, and concerns rise regarding the Omicron variant, AACTE is offering a webinar to look back on the pandemic’s impact on educator preparation and discuss plans for 2022.

February 25, 2021 – New AACTE Report Tracks EPP Response to COVID-19 and Racial Injustice Crises – Discover findings from both April 2020 and October 2020 surveys, tracking the evolving response of EPPs to the twin crises.

November 9, 2020 – Webinar Features Results of AACTE Survey to COVID and Racial Injustice Crises –  Attend the webinar on Wednesday, November 18 highlighting reactions from leaders in the field of educator preparation and how AACTE can support its members.

October 2, 2020 – AACTE to Launch Member Survey on Coronavirus and Racial Inequity Crises – To better understand and meet the needs of its members, AACTE is launching this survey on how educator preparation programs are impacted by and reacting to the twin crises.

June 3, 2020 – Survey Shows Widening Gap in Supply of Teachers Coming in the Fall – Education leaders’ outlook for the 2020-21 academic year anticipates a widening gap in the supply of new teachers, according to the April 2020.

May 5, 2020 – AACTE Survey Captures Members’ Coronavirus Experience and Response – Join the May 27th member-only webinar highlighting how the pandemic is affecting educator preparation and concerns leaders anticipate for the 2020-21 academic year.


AACTE Press Statement on Coronavirus and Educator Preparation

September 23, 2020AACTE Issues 10 State Recommendations for Educator Preparation Programs and New Teachers During Global Crisis – Recommendations address critical state policy changes necessary to support innovative improvement in education during the global pandemic and beyond.

July 15, 2020AACTE Statement on Federal Government Push to Reopen Schools Prematurely – AACTE opposes administration’s intent to withhold federal funds to force schools and universities to reopen with in-person education this fall.

May 7, 2020 – AACTE and Mursion Collaborate to Support Teacher Preparation through Coronavirus – New collaboration offers virtual reality classrooms to advance learning for future teachers.

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AACTE Adjusts Events in Response to COVID-19

October 1, 2020 – AACTE Issues Official Statement on its Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting – AACTE decides it is in the best interest of its members, sponsors, education colleagues, and strategic partners to host its 2021 Annual Meeting as a virtual conference, February 24-26.

September 14, 2020Explore Leading in Difficult Times during AACTE’s 2020 Leadership Academy Series –  In keeping with innovating its professional development opportunities during the current pandemic, AACTE is offering the 2020 Leadership Academy Serie, virtual interactive sessions beginning this fall under the theme, “Leading During Difficult Times.”

April 6, 2020 – AACTE Adjusts Events in Response to COVID-19 – While monitoring the situation, AACTE moved its Washington Week and the Leadership Academy to September and October, respectively.