Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
ATE’s Special Interests Groups (SIG) Coordinator is Dr. Regina Mistretta.
Certification and Accountability
The Certification and Accountability SIG was developed to bring together professionals concerned with the standards for certification and accountability issues locally, statewide, regionally, or nationally.
Jannah Nerren, Co-Chair
Steven F. Austin University
Christopher Fisher, Co-Chair
Steven F. Austin University
Classroom management is a critical part of teaching and, therefore, an interest of many ATE members serving in a range of positions. From these multiple perspectives this SIG studies issues related to course content, curriculum design or delivery, plus research in the field.
Brandon Juarez, Chair
Grand Canyon University
Early Childhood Teacher Education
ATE's Early Childhood Teacher Education SIG provides a forum for the dissemination of current research and practice among early childhood teacher educators.
Laurel Byrne, Chair
La Salle University
The Educational Leadership SIG brings together a national network of educational leaders and provides a forum in which members (1) identify common understandings, (2) engage in inquiry and scholarship, and (3) chart new directions in educational leadership to be proactive in the improvement of practice.
Mary J. Goggins Selke, Chair
Grand Canyon University
Exemplary Supervisory Practices
The Exemplary Supervisory Practices SIG focuses on the clinical supervision of pre-service teachers and exemplary practices in supervision of future teachers. University-based and school-based members share clinical models, teaching ideas, research and theory, intern development strategies, and resources to help meet the challenges of preparing teachers for the 21st century.
Dr. Sylven S. Beck, Chair
The George Washington University
ATE's Inclusive Education SIG has a goal focused on exploring current issues and research related to the creation of inclusive school environments that are positive and effective for all students.
Jenna Hinds, Chair
Northern Kentucky University
ATE’s Literacy SIG provides a community of inquiry and learning about the many facets of literacy across all disciplines. Members are encouraged to share current research, policy, teaching ideas, and resources.
Laura Jacobs, Co-Chair
Johna Faulconer, Co-Chair
East Carolina University
Mathematics Teacher Education
The Mathematics Teacher Educators SIG focuses on issues related to mathematics content, curriculum design and delivery, and research in the field.
Lingguo Bu, Co-Chair
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
David Arneson, Co-Chair
Leadership Foundation for Teacher Education
The purpose of the Multicultural Education SIG is to establish, within ATE’s organizational structure, an ongoing forum dedicated to the generation, dissemination, and critique of scholarship that informs curricular and pedagogical thought, practice, and policy in relation to social justice in teacher education.
Vanessa Louis, Chair
Georgia State University
The purpose of the Practitioner Research SIG is to foster a culture of inquiry and reflection among educators, empowering them to engage in systematic and intentional study of their own practice to enhance teaching and learning outcomes.
Nancy Dana, Co-Chair
University of Florida
Craig Mertler, Co-Chair
Professional Development Site (PDS) Partnerships
The PDS Partnerships SIG is a network of educators supporting each other in their common goal of forming, investigating, and sustaining partnerships between colleges of education and schools to enhance teacher training and to benefit schools as they work together.
Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, Co-Chair
Rachelle Curcio, Co-Chair
University of South Carolina
The ATE Professional Dispositions SIG purpoe is to form a community of learners among teacher educators interested in teaching and assuring teacher candidates possess and display appropriate dispositions in their campus studies, their field experience, and their work in the community.
Regina Mistretta, ATE SIG Coordinator
St. John’s University
Laurie Bobley, Secretary
Retired Teacher Educators
The purpose of the Retired Teacher Educators SIG is to maintain engagement and support for the membership of ATE. This includes sponsorships, guest speakers, and maintaining relationships among members.
Marilyn Nicholas, Co-Chair
Jim Whiteman, Co-Chair
Polly Fox Academy
Fancy Funk, Co-Chair
Florida State University
School Violence Prevention
The School Violence Prevention SIG provides a forum for discussion of issues and concerns impacting school violence in Preschool – 12th Grades.
Gwendolyn Middlebrooks, Chair
Students in Teacher Education
The Students in Teacher Education SIG encourages the active participation of teacher education students in ATE. The primary mechanism for accomplishing this is through student presentations at the SIG meeting at the national conference.
Giang-Nguyen Nguyen, Chair
University of West Florida
Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP)
ATE’s Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP) SIG aims to provide a forum to educate and collaborate so that ATE members are supported as they engage in self-study research.
Dawn Turkovich, Co-Chair
St. Vincent College
Mark M. Diacopoulos, Co-Chair
Pittsburgh State University