UNLV Education Dean to Serve on National Teacher Education Organization’s Executive Committee

Baltimore, Md.The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Board of Directors has selected UNLV College of Education Dean Kim Metcalf as chair-elect of the Executive Committee of AACTE’s Board of Directors.

The Executive Committee is charged with serving as the interim governing body between meetings of the Association’s Board of Directors. The committee considers administrative and management matters pertaining to AACTE and studies topics of importance for the association and pertaining to educator preparation.

Originally elected to AACTE’s Board of Directors in March 2017, Metcalf will now have a significant role in leading the board in strategic planning initiatives, ensuring AACTE continues to advocate for policies and practices in teacher education that meet the needs of today’s diverse educators and students alike.

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is considered the leading voice on educator preparation, with a mission to advocate for and build capacity for high-quality educator preparation programs in a dynamic landscape. AACTE represents more than 800 postsecondary institutions with educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are ready to teach all learners.

Metcalf has been dean of the UNLV College of Education since July 2013. Beginning his career as a public school band and orchestra teacher, Metcalf has also served as dean, interim vice provost for operations and sponsored research, and director of institutional research at the University of West Georgia, as a faculty member at Indiana University Bloomington, and as an associate superintendent for research and assessment in Monroe County Community Schools in Bloomington, Ind.

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UNLV College of Education is composed of three academic departments that offer undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs that prepare educators in fields across the instruction, teaching and learning spectrum. In addition, the College boasts seven research centers and clinics dedicated to scholarship and best practices in literacyautism spectrum disordersmental healthassessment and evaluation, and multicultural, STEM and early childhood education. Find more information at education.unlv.edu.