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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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Professional Development & Events

Coronavirus Impact on AACTE Events

At AACTE, we continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. We understand that concerns for health, safety, and the impact on meeting attendance, among other issues, are affecting our members.

We are evaluating our upcoming meetings and have not canceled any of our meetings at this time. We are committed to maintaining all appropriate sanitary, health, and safety measures and encourage attendees to follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. If there are any changes to event schedules, we will provide information to registrants about the new meeting dates and/or other specific details.

Please note that due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the coronavirus, AACTE will not charge a cancellation fee if you decide to not attend an in-person event based on concerns around your health or travel.


Get involved through AACTE! Whether you participate in an event, join a topical action group, nominate someone for an award, or volunteer for service on the governing board or committees, there are many ways to connect with fellow members and advance the profession as well as your own career.

AACTE Awards Program

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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2020 Washington Week

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Washington Week 2020
September 8 – 11, 2020
Renaissance Arlington Capital View | Arlington, VA

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2020 Leadership Academy

2020 Leadership Academy
2020 Leadership Academy
October 3 – 7, 2020
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel | Tampa, FL

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