State Chapters

AACTE state chapter associations serve as the state-level affiliates of AACTE and represent the institutions of higher education that prepare educators within the state. Chapters provide a vehicle for teacher educators to take a unified position on state-specific issues and to meet as partners or as responsible adversaries with the state departments, teachers' organizations, and other stakeholder groups. Chapters can also provide networking, service, and professional learning opportunities for teacher educators across the state.

The presidents or liaison representatives from these chapters are members of AACTE's Advisory Council of State Representatives (ACSR). The primary purpose of ACSR is to serve as a collaborative network for chapter leaders across the states and to bring state-level perspectives to all AACTE activities.

Congratulations to the newest AACTE state chapters, the Montana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the Arizona Association of Colleges for Teacher Education!
AACTE now has 47 state chapters.

To learn more about AACTE’s state chapter benefits, check out this one-page overview.

AACTE Award Grants to 7 State Chapters

AACTE periodically offers State Chapter Support Grants, directing membership dues toward supporting the development of AACTE state chapter initiatives and strengthening relationships with chapters.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, seven chapters – in Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Washington – will share $50,000 in funding for advocacy, program quality, partnerships, and more. For details on the grantees’ projects and activities, see this article.

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State Chapter Resources

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State Policy Tracker

AttentionThis interactive and searchable tool enables AACTE members and state chapters to easily track legislative and regulatory proposals in their states that affect educator preparation and other related topics.

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Create Your Own Web Site!

Is your state chapter interested in updating or creating a web site? AACTE offers free templates and technical support.

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Contact Aaron Goldstein for more information.