In the news: Pandemic changes teacher preparation


Meghan Ensell

Any would-be changes to education standards and curricula have been sped up, at the hands of the pandemic. Many U.S. teacher preparation programs — including ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College — are already incorporating more digital tools, online instruction and remote learning. 

MLFTC recently made the decision to offer some teacher-preparation programs remotely with the goal of making them more accessible to in-state residents who don’t live near a campus. 

“Our experience with the good, the bad and the ugly of remote instruction has given us the confidence, and also revealed the need, to get good at being able to do what we can in teacher prep remotely,” says Paul Gediman, executive director of marketing and advancement at MLFTC. 

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