Education Students and Diversity: A Review of New Evidence

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One of the most striking findings of AACTE’s signature report, Colleges of Education: A National Portrait, is the lack of diversity among education students, particularly at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.

Education Students and Diversity: A Review of New Evidence draws from of a recently released U.S. Department of Education survey to examine the personal, family, and socioeconomic characteristics of students working toward bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education, to compare these students to the general student population, and to identify key differences by race/ethnicity. These data provide valuable insights for schools, colleges, and departments of education, and may prompt leaders in these programs to conduct similar analyses of their own student populations.


This report is available to AACTE members only.