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Individuals in the field of educator preparation benefit from their institutions’ AACTE membership in many ways. Tools and resources broaden their knowledge and help address current challenges, and opportunities to network with professionals with common interests and goals enrich their development. AACTE membership is institutional–when an institution joins, all employees and students in the college of education have access to AACTE benefits. Members receive exclusive access to and free or discounted fees for a range of programs, events, products, and services, just a few of which are highlighted here.
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AACTE provides policy analysis and collaborates with key partners and stakeholders to represent the profession’s voice on Capitol Hill, leading advocacy on funding, legislation, and regulations that impact the educator preparation profession. In addition, AACTE supports members and state chapters across the country in advocating at the state level.
AACTE provides constant monitoring of state and national education-related news, ongoing updates on key professional issues, and respected journalism specific to the profession.
AACTE provides invaluable networking opportunities, one-of-a-kind professional development programs, and timely content-specific seminars and forums. AACTE members pay reduced registration rates for all of our events, including a discount of over 25% on Annual Meeting registration. Visit the Professional Development and Events page to see what’s coming up.
AACTE provides action to ensure quality teacher preparation, solutions to common professional challenges, and leadership and guidance on key issues and practices through tools and resources such as these:
Resources students may find helpful are an easy-to-access job board, career development opportunities, and support for assessment and accreditation needs.
AACTE has numerous volunteer opportunities for members. Below are just a few ways to become more engaged, grow your network, and perfect your leadership skills:
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