American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
(AACTE) is a national voluntary association of
higher education institutions and other organizations
and is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality preparation
and continuing professional development for teachers
and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student
learning. The almost 800 institutions holding AACTE
membership include private, state, and municipal colleges
and universities large and small located in every
state, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico, and Guam. In addition, AACTE has a growing
number of affiliate members, including state departments
of education, community colleges, educational laboratories
and centers, and foreign institutions and organizations.
Collectively, the AACTE membership prepares more than
two-thirds of the new teachers entering schools each
year in the United States.
York State Association of Teacher Educators is an organization which promotes quality programs
of teacher education in New York State. New York
State ATE provides opportunities for individual
professional growth for all persons concerned with
teacher education, both pre-service and in-service,
in New York State.