Programs & Services

AACTE addresses a range of professional issues through its programming. In addition to signature work in areas such as advocacy, events, and the Innovation Exchange, the Association operates or collaborates on several programs and services for its members.

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Shanker Report Highlights Teacher Diversity Crisis Being Addressed by AACTE Networked Improvement Community

New data illuminate the growing problem of the lack of diversity in the teacher workforce and reframe teacher diversity as an “educational civil right” for students. The Albert Shanker Institute’s recent report on The State of Teacher Diversity in American Education names teacher diversity as a crisis in the educator workforce—the very topic being addressed by the 10 institutions participating in a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) sponsored by AACTE. Specifically,...
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AACTE Holmes Scholars Program

Holmes Scholars logoThe AACTE Holmes Scholars® Program consists of doctoral students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds pursuing careers in education at AACTE member institutions. Participation in the Holmes Scholars Program is open to all AACTE member institutions that have doctoral programs in education.

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Candidates Speaking About edTPAedTPA is a preservice assessment process designed by educators to answer the essential question: "Is a new teacher ready for the job?" Learn more about edTPA from the perspective of a teacher candidate in these video interviews from practicing teachers in New York State.

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Innovation Exchange

Innovation Exchange logo The Innovation Exchange is a new AACTE initiative that supports university-based educator preparation programs in responding to the changing demands of the workforce and in preparing educators to meet the needs of PK-12 learners. The activity and programming of the Innovation Exchange are guided by the following four interdependent components: Pedagogy, Workforce Development, Capacity Building, and Documentation and Synthesizing Research.

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