CCSSO recently convened a wide range of stakeholders through the Certification and Licensure Collective (CLC) to support states to improve certification and licensure systems, including initial licensure, renewal, and reciprocity or teacher mobility.
In order to ensure that all students receive equitable access to effective teaching, it is essential that states focus on creating systems that meaningfully support and advance expert teaching.
Educators play an important role in improving educational outcomes for all students, including students of color and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, groups that historically have included large numbers of English learners (ELs).
The lack of a racially diverse teacher workforce is one of the most critical equity issues of our time.
In a constantly changing education landscape, it’s critical to prepare and provide teachers with the necessary training, tools, and skills to help all students succeed.