AACTE Annual Meeting 2024

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is the leading voice on educator preparation. AACTE’s member institutions and programs prepare the greatest number of professional educators in the United States and its territories, including teachers, counselors, administrators, and college faculty. Learn more about our vision, mission, core values and strategic priorities.


2024 AACTE Annual Meeting Opening Keynote Speaker


Friday, February 16
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Conference Center Aurora Ballroom A

Starting Strong: Improving Student Outcomes through Focused Educator Preparation

Susana Córdova was named Colorado’s 18th education commissioner and the first Latina to hold the state’s top education position in June 2023. Prior to being named commissioner, Córdova spent more than 30 years in education. She served as an assistant principal, principal, director, chief academic officer, chief schools officer, and deputy superintendent before becoming the superintendent of Denver Public Schools (DPS). She also served as deputy superintendent in Dallas ISD, the second-largest district in Texas. Commissioner Córdova will discuss the role of educator preparation programs in addressing opportunities and challenges ahead for Colorado K-12 educators.

2024 AACTE Annual Meeting Featured Keynote Session

Saturday, February 17
3:30 to 5:00 pm.
Conference Center Aurora Ballroom A

The Future of American Democracy, Public Schools, and National Security: What This Means for the Future of Education and the Professions

This Keynote Session is informed by research published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which indicates “Liberal democracy is in crisis where it was long thought most securely established.”  Additionally, a recent Social Science and Medicine study affirmed this finding indicating that during the COVID-19 pandemic the United States was one of 130 countries that experienced threats and violations of espoused and constitutionally codified democratic norms. In a fireside chat format, this lively session examines the knotty intersections between sustaining and protecting American democracy, maintaining public schools as the American institution devoted to producing citizens for our democracy, and teaching social comprehension and history in a manner that enables young people to become skilled researchers able to accurately discern information (and its sources), cultivate knowledge, communicate thoughtfully, and serve humanity.


2024 AACTE Annual Meeting Closing Keynote Session

Sunday, February 18

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Conference Center Aurora Ballroom A

Cultivating Resiliency in Times of Change

Higher Education is going through seismic change. Old ways are crumbling as the value proposition is increasingly questioned in our public discourse. Student needs are changing, while the ways we deliver education and work together are transforming. As leaders, it is clear we must reshape or dismantle many of the old structures to build anew.

Howard Teibel will explore these questions during the closing keynote session: What skills enable emotional resiliency that allow us to lead this kind of change efforts? How can we best orient faculty, deans, and their colleagues to focus and build this shared commitment?



Check out the full lineup of sessions and presenters at the 2024 Annual Meeting now available through AACTE’s Online Planner. Download the Mobile App. View session titles, descriptions, and locations as well as information about presenters all at your fingertips through this interactive resource for the Annual Meeting. After creating a new user account, log in to the Online Planner to discover some exciting features.






The AACTE 2024 Annual Meeting mobile app is now available for download. The mobile app will serve as the conference program. A printed program will not be available on site. Check out the full lineup of sessions and presenters at the Annual Meeting. Plan out your meeting experience by favoriting sessions, presenters, and posters. You can take notes on sessions and download presentations. Know where sessions are located on the go. Connect with your peers through the app. 

To get started, you’ll need to download the AACTE 2024 Annual Meeting mobile app. If you have already created an account for the online planner, use those credentials to log in to the mobile app. If not, you’ll need to create an account. 



Ascending New Heights: Propelling the Profession into the Future aligns the AACTE 2024 Annual Meeting with the association’s vision and mission to revolutionize education for all learners by elevating education and educator preparation through research, professional practice, advocacy, and collaboration. Representing the institutions and programs that prepare the greatest number of professional educators in the United States and its territories, and in partnership with international colleague organizations, AACTE is the incubator for bold ideas and new discoveries to drive impactful applications based on evidence-based reasoning.