AACTE to Serve as National Partner in New Network for Transforming Educator Preparation

On October 23, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced the creation of the Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (NTEP) to implement recommendations from Our Responsibility, Our Promise: CCSSO Task Force Report on Transforming Educator Preparation and Entry into the Profession. AACTE is pleased to be one of 17 partner organizations that will support this important work alongside CCSSO and the seven states participating in NTEP.

“AACTE is proud to work with CCSSO, national partners and the stakeholders in the seven pilot states to support the NTEP initiative,” said AACTE President/CEO Sharon P. Robinson. “This important work reflects the professional and advocacy priorities of AACTE members and state chapters. It will serve an integral role to complement the reform efforts already under way by the profession, including the movement toward performance-based assessments such as edTPA, which is now in use by more than 480 institutions of higher education in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and the commitment to enhance the quality and duration of clinical experiences. AACTE looks forward to supporting our member institutions and state chapters in and outside of the pilot states as they continue to develop and participate in these types of efforts to strengthen educator preparation.”

Read AACTE’s official press statement.

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