Practice Brief

Educator Preparation Program: In Times of Crisis

Higher Education Working Group
June 2020 | COVID-19 Education Coalition

The Higher Education Working Group of the COVID-19 Education Coalition authored this brief, which offers recommendations for how educator preparation programs can adjust to meet the unique needs of the COVID-19 crisis. The brief covers recommendations for faculty preparedness, field placements, digital tools, equity and access, and economics of the pandemic. Each recommendation details: (1) how the pandemic produced shortcoming in the topic area, (2) lessons learned from initial responses to the crisis, (3) recommendations for a path forward, (4) a checklist for consideration, and (5) additional resources that education preparation programs can review.

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