AACTE conducted surveys in April 2020, October 2020, and September 2021, asking members about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their educator preparation programs. All three surveys were representative of AACTE’s membership. This report describes how conditions have changed since 2020, highlighting the lasting effects of the pandemic
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A resource produced by the CPIR expressly for the Parent Center network, this webpage addresses 1 of the 14 topics prioritized by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education.
These high-leverage practices help special educators and teacher candidates use effective practices for collaboration, assessment, social/emotional/behavioral supports, and instruction.
The CLI Engage initiative at the University of Texas implements a system for early childhood specialists to earn micro-credentials as part of an early childhood competency framework. Within this program, CLI Engage identifies a cohesive set of skills for each role to demonstrate in order to earn these micro-credentials in the form of digital badges.
This one-year residency program prepares candidates to work in rural localities in North Dakota and western Minnesota by placing future educators with an experienced mentor who serves students with mild or moderate disabilities. In this program, the school district or special education unit provides funding for teachers in residence who will be placed in their district or unit.
This brief provides a comprehensive strategy to address teacher shortages in Washington with an emphasis on growth in critical shortage areas such as special education. This strategy includes eliminating financial barriers for teacher candidates and implementing virtual student teacher supervision.
This program from the University of Central Florida (UCF) Center for Research in Education Simulation Technology aims to improve the preparation of all educators by creating mixed-reality classroom simulated situations that allow teachers to develop their preservice skills within a safe and authentic environment.
This brief provides guidelines and a framework for school and district leaders, human resource personnel, and policymakers to develop a strategic accountability approach to managing teacher retention, mobility, and turnover.
Opportunity Culture is a program in which teachers’ roles are restructured so that the teachers can serve as teacher leaders and extend their reach to more students for additional pay but still within existing school-level budgets. Opportunity Culture experts work alongside school leaders to restructure school budgets in order to fund these new roles.
This national collaboration, led by a task force of 15 national organizations, aims to empower the professions of the early childhood workforce by establishing a framework and setting a vision for how to drive the significant and sustained public investment that will allow children birth through 8 to benefit from a well-prepared, diverse, supported, and compensated workforce.
This resource library highlights research studies, briefs, and program exemplars on educator recruitment and preparation through paraeducator career ladder programs.
The Northeast Regional Resource Center and key partners offer a framework for action to support State, district and school leaders in retaining quality teachers, especially those in special education.
This resource highlights the impact of Grow Your Own programs on overcoming barriers that lead to critical teacher shortages and provides State exemplars of successful Grow Your Own program implementation.
This document offers a variety of research and policy reviews as well as resource guides related to the topic of teacher employment and retention through a policy lens.
This report highlights the overwhelming need for each State to building the education work force that is based on their State's specific needs.