The Christa McAuliffe Award
teacher education programs at AASCU institutions. Specifically, it recognizes
programs that have done an exemplary job of using evidence of their graduates’
impact on P-12 learning outcomes to inform improvements to their pre-service
preparation and professional development programs. To win this award, teacher
education and professional development programs must not only demonstrate
effectiveness in producing P-12 learning outcomes, but also explain how they
have redesigned their programs as a result of these P-12 learning outcomes.
Each year, a first
screening of all applications is
the Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities (TECSCU). A
committee of AASCU presidents and chancellors subsequently reviews all
selects winners.The 2016 award was presented at this
year’s AASCU Annual Meeting. Starting with the 2016 award winner, a follow-up presentation will also be made at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the TECSCU Affiliate Group Meeting in March 2017.Please check back for more information
about the 2017 application process.