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AACTE Launches Public Policy in Action Briefings

AACTE is excited to announce that it is offering its members monthly public policy webinars to learn about critical policy updates impacting education preparation. The inaugural AACTE Public Policy in Action webinar will take place March 17 at 1:00 p.m. (EST). We hope that attendees will also share policy developments in from their states during the member-only briefings.  

During the March discussion, attendees will learn about a new and innovative way to address the nation’s teacher shortage by utilizing the Department of Labor’s apprenticeship program.  The U.S. Department of Labor recently approved Tennessee Department of Education’s application to include teacher residencies as a qualified apprenticeship program, opening the door to additional federal funds to help address the state’s teacher shortage. The program will provide candidates with high-quality, in-classroom experiences while learning from a mentor teacher as part of their clinical experience (known as student teaching in some states) and will increase the quantity and diversity of teachers in Tennessee’s classrooms; other states are expected to pursue this option to address teacher shortages in their classrooms.

Panelists will include:

  • Michael Rose, Senior Director of Government Relations, AACTE
  • Prentice T. Chandler, Ph.D., Dean, Eriksson College of Education, Austin Peay State University (TN)
  • Lisa Barron, Ph.D., Professor, Austin Peay State University (TN)
  • Sean Impeartrice, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer, Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools (TN)

Register today to hear how Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools (TN) and Austin Peay State University (TN) are using apprenticeships to address the state’s educator shortage. 

Apprenticeships: A New and Innovative Approach to Addressing Teacher Shortage
Thursday, March 17
1:00 p.m. (EST)



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