Upcoming Webinar to Address EPP Capacity to Respond to Teacher Shortages
Before the coronavirus pandemic, there were significant teacher shortages in many communities. Since the pandemic began, teacher retirements and other departures from the profession have accelerated. Can the nation’s higher education institutions meet the demand for new teachers, particularly in high-demand fields such as special education, STEM, and foreign language? What do trends over the last decade portend for the future of educator preparation?
An upcoming webinar will review the findings from two new AACTE issue briefs that address these questions:
- Institutions Offering Degrees in Education: 2009-10 to 2018-19
- Degree Trends in High-Demand Teaching Specialties: 2009-10 to 2018-19
These reports document how the number and size of education programs have changed over the last decade and how the number and diversity of degree recipients in high-demand specialties has shifted. If past is prologue, the findings from these reports suggest that resources, creativity, and willingness to make significant changes may be necessary to sustain educator preparation through the pandemic and to reinvigorate it once the immediate public health crises abates.
Register now for the webinar and mark your calendar for this important discussion.
Addressing the Teacher Shortage: Capacity and Degree Trends in Educator Preparation
November 4, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
Joining report author Jacqueline King to discuss this important topic will be three experts in high-demand teaching specialties, Erica McCray (special education, University of Florida), Catherine Ritz (foreign language education, Boston University), and Michael Steele (mathematics education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).