Teach CTE: ACTE’s Teacher Recruitment and Retention Initiative
ACTE’s Teach CTE initiative focuses on addressing the teacher recruitment and retention challenges that our field faces including support for CTE teacher educators and the work they perform to prepare tomorrow’s CTE teaching workforce.
Teach CTE Repository
This repository continuously highlights promising programs and practices around the CTE educator pipeline. The entries are collected from reports, articles and other resources that provide background about this critical issue and reveal promising programs and practices. We hope to share more about proven strategies as that knowledge becomes available.
Disclaimer: No materials presented in the repository should be presumed to reflect the positions or policies of ACTE. ACTE does not guarantee the accuracy or applicability of the information represented in this repository. In addition, ACTE does not endorse any program, practice or organization present in this repository. The information present is strictly for informational and educational purposes.
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CTE Teacher Recruitment and Retention Initiatives
Learn about other initiatives to build the CTE teacher pipeline:
- Teach CTE: Montana’s Approach to Recruitment for a New Generation of CTE Teachers
Expanding upon their “Tagged to Teach Ag” efforts, a collaboration of teacher preparation programs, Montana ACTE and the Office of Public Instruction CTE Specialists are recruiting high school students into the profession of education. Highlighting both formal and informal education options through CTE and Extension education, students get to work with high school teachers, college faculty, college students and state staff to explore the rewarding career and educational opportunities. Watch On-Demand
Teach CTE Summit
In 2020, ACTE convened a National Teacher Recruitment and Retention Summit to explore actions to address the CTE teacher pipeline shortage. Learn more
Teach CTE graphics
Show your support for the CTE teachers and the profession by using these graphic tools in your social media, website, publications and other communications.
Submit a blog entry for the Educators in Action “Teach CTE” Blog Series
Encourage students and others to consider a CTE teaching career by sharing your positive experiences and benefits of the CTE teacher profession. Learn more
TEACH CTE Coalition
The Teach CTE Coalition’s mission is to identify solutions, actions and a common public awareness and advocacy strategy related to secondary school CTE teacher recruitment and retention challenges.
Contact ACTE about interest in joining the Teach CTE Coalition.
Teach CTE 2020
In late February 2020, the Association for Career and Technical Education held a national convening with 100 leaders from across multiple sectors to discuss CTE teacher recruitment, preparation and retention issues. The national convening focused on actions to address the challenge of the CTE teacher pipeline and ways to replicate those practices via a national strategy. Central to this conversation was a focus on the use of common data and collaboration in sharing promising practices. An additional Summit focus on teacher preparation evolved as many of the attendees hailed from CTE teacher education programs at four-year universities.
This document provides a synopsis of the Summit and a set of recommendations derived from the event. While we did not capture all that took place during the conference, we have highlighted panel presentations and summaries of some of the important conversations. Three issue “buckets” were used during the event. These same three categories are used as organizational tools within this publication:
- Acquisition and use of data
- Preparation of educators
- Teacher Recruitment and Retention
For additional information on this document, please contact Stephen DeWitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.