Erika Hunt

Erika Hunt, Center for the Study of Education Policy

Erika Hunt, senior policy analyst at Illinois State’s Center for the Study of Education Policy, presented “Improving Teacher Preparation Policy and Program: Building a High-Quality Teacher Workforce in Illinois” October 27 at Illinois Associate of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (IACTE) Fall 2017 Conference.

In her presentation, Hunt gave an overview of the current Illinois landscape including shortages, a homogeneous workforce, poor perceptions of the profession, and the leaky pipeline. She also shared an Illinois Vision for Teacher Preparation, some guiding principles to follow, and recommendations.