The Association of Teacher Educators was founded in 1920 and is an individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education both for school-based and post secondary teacher educators. ATE members represent over 700 colleges and universities, over 500 major school systems, and the majority of state departments of education. The ATE office is located in the Washington DC area where it represents its members’ interests before governmental agencies and education organizations. In addition, ATE has representatives on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
ATE's 2016-2017 Elected Officers: Left to right, Karen Embry Jenlink, President-Elect; Shirley Lefever, President; and Emma Savage-Davis, Immediate Past President.
2016-2017 ATE President Shirley Lefever
Theme for the year: Teacher Educators: Inspiring the Future, Honoring the Past.
The 2016-2017 ATE Executive Committee is Shirley Lefever, ATE President; Karen Embry Jenlink, ATE President Elect; Emma Savage-Davis, ATE Past President; and Judy Beck, Board Representative. The Executive Director is also a non-voting Ex Officio member of the Executive Committee.
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Click here to download current version of ATE's Bylaws in pdf format.