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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

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

August 3, 2020A Call to Protect the Health and Safety of Our Education Community – AACTE expresses  strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s efforts to force schools and universities to prematurely open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

March 13, 2020
AACTE President’s Message on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
– AACTE is closely monitoring COVID-19 with concern for the well-being of faculty, staff and students, while standing ready to support the educator preparation community.

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

June 3, 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 survey on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting educator preparation programs.

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.

April 17, 2020Reminder to Complete AACTE Member Survey – AACTE Board Chair Ann Larson asks senior leaders to complete the survey and explains how the results will be used.

April 9, 2020 – AACTE Member Survey on Impact of the Coronavirus – AACTE wants to better understand how to help members respond to challenges COVID-19 has created for educator preparation.


AACTE Press Statement on Coronavirus and Educator Preparation

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

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.

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