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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Professional Development & Events

AACTE’s Call for Reviewers

Thank you for considering serving as a reviewer for the AACTE Annual Meeting 2024 Call for Proposals process. Reviewers are integral to the creation of the educational content offered at the AACTE conference. The advice and guidance from reviewers are invaluable assets to our conference speakers and authors. We would appreciate your support as a reviewer to represent AACTE’s principle in evaluating content for papers and presentations.

Interested candidates should complete the following submission form to be a reviewer and identify three areas of expertise that will guide the proposals that they will be assigned.

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AACTE’s legislative conference is designed to enhance member advocacy skills, including Congressional visits, while promoting policies to support educator preparation programs. Teacher educators and other members from colleges and institutions nationwide are convening June 4 – 7 for AACTE 2023 Washington Week. This year’s national advocacy event for educator preparation, themed “Investing in Education,” will take place at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, and Capitol Hill. Reserve your room at the group rate by May 24Book now.

AACTE’s Washington Week combines the best programming from three separate events — State Leaders Institute, Holmes Policy Institute, and Day on the Hill — into one mini-conference for enhanced collaboration and networking. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. E.T. on May 31Register now.

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AACTE’s Leadership Academy is a unique opportunity for deans, department chairs, and other administrators and faculty to enhance their leadership skills, address current issues, and build a professional peer network. At this year’s Leadership Academy, attendees will participate in strategic conversation that will empower you to return to your campus with elevated narratives, best practices, and tactics to deliver across your institution and continue critical discussion with refreshed and innovative perspectives, approaches, and results. Register today and reserve your spot. Book your hotel at the group rate.

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Global Education Faculty Professional Learning Community (PLC)

The Global Education Faculty Professional Learning Community (PLC ) will provide a peer support network and professional development to faculty at comprehensive teacher preparation programs to effectively integrate global teaching competencies within their curriculum and practices.

This PLC will address the gaps in faculty professional development that limit the integration of global perspectives and internalization within teacher education programs. Faculty gain the skills necessary to prepare globally competent teachers through virtual workshops, seminars, access to digital resources, and collaboration across institutions.

For more information about the Global Education Faculty PLC, please contact Brooke Evans at

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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. In identifying notable programs, practices, activities, writing, and research, these awards encourage all member institutions to strengthen the profession of teacher preparation through innovation, high standards, and leadership.

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Stay up to date with upcoming webinars tailored to support educator preparation programs. Register to join our upcoming webinars, or watch on-demand webinars at any time.

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