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Watch National Portrait author Jacqueline King in these webinar recordings detailing the report findings on two key issues:
Degree Trends in High-Demand Teaching Specialties: 2009-10 to 2016-17 (2020)
How Do Education Students Pay for College? (2020)
Institutions Offering Degrees in Education: 2009-10 to 2016-17 (2020)
Education Students and Diversity: A Review of New Evidence (2019)
Special Education Tenets of Clinical Practice (2019)
Promising Practices to Recruit and Retain Male Teachers of Color Phase I: Exploring New Pathways to Recruit and Retain (2019)
Colleges of Education: A National Portrait (2018)
Clinical Practice Commission Report
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As a strategic priority, AACTE invests in educator preparation research. Our members are the leading experts in their fields of inquiry, and we promote their research through the Journal of Teacher Education, the Ed Prep Matters newsletter, and collaboration on original research. AACTE’s cutting-edge research is grounded in the core values of inquiry and innovation; quality and impact; diversity, equity, and inclusion. The aim is to provide members and strategic partners with the information necessary to make informed decisions that will ensure all educators are profession-ready to meet the needs of all learners.
This Special Issues Brief from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center in partnership with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education summarizes the experiences in leadership of six current and former deans who have been identified as engaging in successful collaborative reform efforts within their colleges. Read More.
Districts trying to address budgets and service delivery uncertainties posed by the COVID-19 crisis may minimize priority on collaborations with local educator preparation programs (EPPs). In fact, school districts may shy away from welcoming preservice teacher candidates, avoiding what they perceive as an added burden on overtaxed teachers and overwhelmed administrators. However, Teacher candidates should be considered an asset in school buildings, and may help to alleviate potential and ongoing teacher shortages in many content areas. Read More.
Provides detailed information on degree trends in four high-demand teaching specialties: special education, math and science education, English as a second language, and foreign language education. Read More.
To help AACTE members better understand the financial pressures impacting education students, this issue brief takes a detailed look at how students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education pay for college, including the costs that they face and the financial sources that they tap to meet those expenses. Read More.
This brief examines recent trends in the number of institutions awarding degrees in education and the size of those programs. Read more.
In response to the changes in state policies and practices as a result of COVID-19, AACTE has also released a report of recommendations to state leaders on how to support educator preparation programs (EPPs) and novice teachers as they navigate new and unexpected challenges. This report and infographic, Teaching in the time of COVID-19: State Recommendations for Educator Preparation Programs and New Teachers, discusses 10 recommendations to strengthen teacher licensure and certification, clinical experiences and new teacher induction during and post-COVID.
This issue brief examines the personal, family, and socioeconomic characteristics of students working toward bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. It then compares these students to the general student population and identifies key differences by race/ethnicity. Read More.
This publication is a compendium to the AACTE Clinical Practice Commission report, A Pivot Toward Clinical Practice,Its Lexicon, and the Renewal of Educator Preparation. It is to be used to identify and define key areas of consideration in special education clinical preparation. Read More.
This report documents promising practices and significant challenges that schools, colleges, and departments of education around the country may face as they prepare professionals for increasingly diverse and complex educational environments. Read More.
This report provides a comprehensive picture of colleges of education: the work that they do, the people who do that work, and the students they serve. Read More.
This report (2018) highlights research-based recommendations, including a shared professional lexicon, for all educators to embrace as a foundation for effectively implementing evidence-based clinical practice. Read More.