AACTE Shines a Light on Data, Solutions to Teacher Shortages
AACTE has been a voice in recent news coverage, shining a light on solutions to declining enrollment in teacher education programs, nationwide teacher shortages, as well as some solutions opening the door to students, new teachers and career changers entering the education profession.
Over the past several weeks, AACTE has appeared in media outlets including PBS, Education Week, Inside Higher Ed, Univision and Yahoo!News.
WorkItDaily quotes AACTE Vice President, Research, Policy & Advocacy Jacqueline Rodriguez, Ph.D., in the article: “8 Education Industry Leaders Speak Out: How to Address Teacher Shortages.”
PBS reports that the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education describes how the number of undergraduate education degrees awarded annually in the United States peaked at nearly 200,000 in the early 1970s.
Education Week reports that the “…Pathways Alliance—a coalition of organizations dedicated to bolstering the teacher pipeline — announced it would create national guidelines for registered teacher-apprenticeship programs. The Learning Policy Institute, a nonprofit, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education are among the founding members of the coalition.”
Inside Higher Ed reports that “Teachers of Tomorrow is the ground zero of for-profit alternate-route programs,” according to Jacqueline King, a research, policy and advocacy consultant for AACTE and co-author of the report.
Inside Higher Ed reports that “Between 2008 and 2019, the number of students completing traditional teacher education programs in the U.S. dropped by more than a third, according to a 2022 report by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education…”
Univision reports on an AACTE study of enrollment reveals trends in educator preparation programs over the past decade.
Yahoo!News reports on an AACTE member survey that reveals new statistics for undergraduate enrollment in teacher education programs in 2020 and 2021.
The 74 talks with AACTE Vice President, Research, Policy & Advocacy Jacqueline Rodriguez, Ph.D., on the importance of staffing schools with qualified educators.
Read more AACTE news coverage by visiting the In the News webpage.