This paper provides policymakers with a review of published research on early care and education (ECE) workforce education and credentials, as well as research on the current status of ECE wages, recruitment and retention challenges, and promising practices. It summarizes trends in state requirements regarding ECE teachers with bachelor’s degrees and specialized certification, licensure, or endorsements of pre-K teachers. Included are examples of state funding sources and strategies to increase the percentage of ECE teachers with bachelor’s degrees and ECE credentials.
A new EDC book gives Grades 4–8 teachers classroom-ready strategies and routines to help them foster the mathematics success of English learners and enhance all students' understanding and enjoyment of math.
18 lessons foster literacy skills in history class
EDC’s free, online Zoom In social studies resource helps students build literacy and historical thinking skills through “deep dives” into primary and secondary sources. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the tool’s 18 engaging lessons focus on key events in six National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) historical periods and support students’ close reading and evidence-based writing.
Explore our new and ongoing STEM education initiatives
EDC helps educators foster the next generation of STEM innovators. Our STEM instructional designers, researchers, professional developers, and systems change specialists are advancing the field’s knowledge of effective STEM education, from preschool through college and in out-of-school time programs as well as schools.
On April 11 to 16, two new books by EDC mathematics education experts will debut at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual conferences in San Francisco, California.
Findings from EDC studies are featured in this report by PBS
This report highlights three recent investigations into how PBS content influences learning, the effectiveness of PBS content in improving student achievement, and the readiness of PBS to connect with the next generation of educators and learners. The second section of the report presents results from an impact study conducted by EDC (led by PI Babette Moeller) that examined the impact of PBS LearningMedia content on student performance when integrated into curricula.
From 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET, EDC's EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) invites you to take part in the free ETLO Webinar “Interactive Self-Paced Online Professional Development.” ETLO Director Kirsten Peterson and Moira Rodgers, Director of Professional and Online Learning at TEC, will explore the instructional design process of creating engaging self-paced courses and discuss the process of offering these courses as a way to fulfill licensure renewal requirements.