Who We Are
The Association of Teacher Educators was founded in 1920 and is the only national, individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education for both school and campus-based teacher educators. Today ATE members represent nearly 1500 teacher educators in colleges, universities, school districts, and state education agencies within 41 regional and state affiliated units and US Territories.
ATE’s representational form of governance offers members an unusually high level of opportunity for national leadership. The association publishes two professional journals and conducts an annual meeting and summer conference with sessions intended to help members in their careers and to improve teacher preparation.
ATE is a nonprofit with 501-C3 tax exempt status as recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service.
ATE, AS AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION, PROMOTES QUALITY TEACHER EDUCATION THROUGH BOTH EXEMPLARY CLINICAL PRACTICE AND RESEARCH.
ATE promotes advocacy, equity, leadership, and professionalism for teacher educators in all settings and supports quality education for all learners at all levels.
Association Development Specialists (ADS)
ATE's strength lies in the high level of participation from its members. The following Association Development Specialists are volunteer members who give their time and energy in these areas to enable the Association to succeed.