AACTE is excited to announce that registration is now open for its high-quality leadership training for new and seasoned deans, department chairs, and other academic leaders. The program offers professional development designed to develop and enhance your skills as an academic administrator, covering the essentials skills of leadership today, while cultivating a supportive network of peers.
In response to your feedback, Leadership Academy now offers multiple ways to participate. For the first time, this year’s in-person event offers two tracks with differing experiences. This means less time away from campus and more focus on the pressing topics identified by your peers. Attend one or both of this year’s offerings in Tampa, FL:
New Apprenticeship Programs Funded by U.S. Department of Labor Work to Address Teacher Shortages and Remove Financial Barriers for Teacher Candidates
AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) supports the Tennessee Department of Education’s new Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship program as an innovative partnership approach to extend teacher pipelines and address teacher shortages.
In 2021, AACTE supported a federal application by the State of Tennessee and member institution Austin Peay State University (APSU) to create educator preparation-based Grow Your Own programs as acceptable apprenticeships for aspiring educators. After rigorous review and meetings with state and federal officials, AACTE endorsed the effort, which partners college or university educator preparation programs (EPPs) with local school districts to ensure teacher candidates are profession-ready upon entering the classroom.
Tennessee is the first state to sponsor Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship programs. Following approval from the United States Department of Labor (DOL), the state will establish a permanent Grow Your Own model, with a partnership between the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and APSU’s Teacher Residency initiative becoming the first registered program in the country.