is the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher
Education. We are a professional association representing
New York State institutions of higher education
who prepare teachers and other professional educators.
We are also the state-level affiliate of the national
professional association AACTE, the American Association
of Colleges for Teacher Education.
major objectives of the Association are the same
as the objectives of the American Association of
Colleges for Teacher Education as they apply in
and for the State of New York.
To provide member institutions with the means for
continuous exchange of information, experiences,
and judgments concerning all aspects of teacher
To stimulate and facilitate research, experimentation,
and evaluation in teacher education and in related
problems of learning and teaching; to serve as a
clearing house of information and reports on these
matters; and to publicize findings of studies that
have significance for the improvement of teacher
To exchange reports, experiences, and ideas with
educators or teachers in other states and nations
as a means of improving teacher education and of
strengthening national and international understanding
To encourage and assist the administrators of teacher
education institutions to develop greater competence,
especially in their leadership of college faculties
in developing improved programs for the education
To cooperate with other professional organizations
and agencies in activities designed to established
desirable directions, goals and standards for teacher
To seek the involvement of non-professional organizations
and agencies toward the end of enhancing the program
and environment of teacher education in the State
of New York.
To make available to colleges, universities, and
other agencies upon request, professional consultant
services and other practical assistance to help
them improve teacher education programs.
To represent the education of teachers before all
segments of the public as a great professional enterprise
carrying special responsibilities for the development
of competent citizens.
this Association shall provide a vehicle for teacher
education institutions within New York State to
assist the national organization in:
Developing and defining positions on issues of importance
to teacher education.
Coalescing support for national policy and activity.
Supporting the programs and activities of the state