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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Take Action With AACTE’s TAGs

Did you know that AACTE has 14 topical action groups (TAGs) established to date? TAGs are member-initiated working groups that are supported by AACTE. Anyone from a member institution can join existing TAGs, or start their own TAG, at any time. TAGs address topics as diverse as accreditation, diverse workforce development, research in teacher preparation, and women in the deanship, among others. (For a complete list of TAGs, visit our web site). Conceived as action-oriented...
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AACTE Holmes Scholars Program

Holmes Scholars logoThe AACTE Holmes Scholars® Program consists of doctoral students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds pursuing careers in education at AACTE member institutions. Participation in the Holmes Scholars Program is open to all AACTE member institutions that have doctoral programs in education.

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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 new 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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