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Watch National Portrait author Jacqueline King in these webinar recordings detailing the report’s findings on two key issues:
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Colleges of Education: A National Portrait, Second Edition (2022) provides an update of AACTE’s signature report first published in 2018, describing the key trends and challenges in meeting the nation’s need for highly skilled educators. The report offers a comprehensive picture of the nation’s schools, colleges, and departments of education: the work that they do, the people who do that work, and the students they serve. This edition features a special analysis on the contributions that community colleges make to educator preparation.
Colleges and universities can benchmark their programs against peers, gain innovative ideas to grow and diversify enrollment through community college partnerships, and describe to stakeholders the challenges confronting educator preparation.
The report, an exclusive AACTE member benefit, includes national data through 2018–19, the last complete academic year prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Using data from an array of governmental and organizational sources, the report highlights several key trends and concerns:
Many of the challenges affecting colleges of education identified in the first edition of the National Portrait remain and have been heightened due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite these challenges, colleges of education remain resilient and play a critical role in the nation’s education system.
Authors Jacqueline E. King, Ph.D., an independent consultant who works with PK-12 and higher education leaders to improve student outcomes, and Weadé James, Ph.D., senior director, development and research at AACTE, will present findings in a webinar on Monday, March 28.
This report is available to AACTE members only.