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AASCU Invites Applications for Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) invites applications for the Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award, which honors exemplary teacher education and professional development programs at AASCU-member public colleges and universities. The submission deadline for this year’s award is April 22.

To win this award, teacher education and professional development programs at AASCU institutions must not only demonstrate effectiveness in producing PK-12 learning outcomes; award winners must also demonstrate and explain how they have redesigned their programs as a result of these PK-12 learning outcomes (including, but not limited to, state data—when and where this is available).

The purpose of the two-fold criteria is to ensure that states with rich data systems do not provide an unfair competitive advantage for their institutions, and that strategies and programs recognized by the award have the broadest possible application.

The award is presented to the winning presidents/chancellors at the AASCU Annual Meeting in October. Another presentation is made to the winning dean(s) of education at the AACTE Annual Meeting the following March.

Twenty-five programs have been honored with this award since 2002.

APPLY ONLINE by April 22, 2016.

Please contact me with any questions at westerhofj@aascu.org or 202-478-4649.


Jolanda M. Westerhof is associate vice president for academic leadership and change at AASCU.


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Jolanda M. Westerhof

Associate Vice President, Academic Leadership and Change, and Director, Teacher Education, American Association of State Colleges and Universities

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