Volunteer Opportunities

All AACTE member institution personnel are encouraged to become involved in AACTE programs and events. Remember that this is your association, and there are many ways to get involved! Here are some examples:

Submit a Proposal for Annual Meeting

Now through May 29, AACTE is accepting session proposals for the 68th Annual Meeting, to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 23-25, 2016. We also invite applications by May 15 from AACTE member faculty to review proposals.

The conference theme is “Meeting the Demands of Professional Practice: Tough Questions, Tough Choices,” conceptualized as follows in the call for proposals.

Submit a Proposal

Serve on the Board of Directors or a Standing Committee

AACTE accepts applications for service on the Board of Directors and our seven standing committees each spring. Board members must be official AACTE Institutional Representatives, but any individual from a member institution is eligible to serve on a standing committee. AACTE's committees cover topics such as global diversity, government relations and advocacy, innovation and technology, research and dissemination, professional preparation and accountability, and more.

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Call for Entries: AACTE Awards

The AACTE Awards Program recognizes excellence in both member institutions and individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of educator preparation. We are currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Book Award and applications for the Outstanding Dissertation Award; others will be announced in June.

Submit an Entry

Support AACTE's Efforts to Advocate for Educator Preparation

AACTE provides up-to-the-minute updates on education legislation and encourages member institutions to contact their congressional representatives when their voices are needed. AACTE also provides talking points and tips on making meaningful contact with legislators.

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Topical Action Groups

Topical Action Groups (TAGs) provide a forum for individuals drawn together by a common interest or purpose within the field of educator preparation. AACTE provides TAGs with operational funds, publicity, online meeting and administrative space, staff support, meeting space at the AACTE Annual Meeting, and the prestige of AACTE affiliation.

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