Programs & Services

AACTE addresses a range of professional issues through its programming. In addition to signature work in areas such as advocacy, events, and the Innovation Exchange, the Association operates or collaborates on several programs and services for its members.

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A Candidateā€™s Perspective on the Clinical Practice Summit

I was honored to attend AACTE’s Clinical Practice Summit earlier this month, where the common theme was creating a unified profession to improve teacher preparation programs. It was wonderful to see so many passionate educators working to make improvements for future educators like me. During the summit, I was able to sit in on the conversations of various groups and heard about roadblocks facing education policy. One that was mentioned repeatedly is the fact that many policy...
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AACTE Holmes Program

Holmes Scholars logoSince 1991, the AACTE Holmes ScholarsĀ® Program has supported doctoral students from historically underrepresented backgrounds pursuing careers in education at AACTE member institutions. AACTE is expanding the Holmes Program to support students at earlier points in their education careers. The expanded programs will provide mentorship, peer support, and professional development opportunities at four levels.

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edTPA

Candidates Speaking About edTPAedTPA is a preservice assessment process designed by educators to answer the essential question: "Is a new teacher ready for the job?" Learn more about edTPA from the perspective of a teacher candidate in these video interviews from practicing teachers in New York State.

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Innovation Exchange

Innovation Exchange logo The Innovation Exchange is a AACTE initiative that supports university-based educator preparation programs in responding to the changing demands of the workforce and in preparing educators to meet the needs of PK-12 learners. The activity and programming of the Innovation Exchange are guided by the following four interdependent components: Pedagogy, Workforce Development, Capacity Building, and Documentation and Synthesizing Research.

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