NYACTE 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.
The vision, mission, and strategic priorities of NYACTE align with those of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education as they apply in and for the State of New York, and are as follows.
NYACTE, its members, and partners collaborate to revolutionize education for all learners.
NYACTE seeks to elevate education and educator preparation through research, professional practice, advocacy, and collaboration.
Advocating for High-Quality Educator Preparation
AACTE and its members advocate for policies that are dedicated to building and sustaining high quality preparation of teachers and other education professionals that ensure our graduates are profession-ready.
Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
AACTE and its members value the diversity of students, their families, and educators; equity in access to high quality instructional environments; and the inclusion of all students, defined as access and opportunity, in PK-20 classrooms.
Advancing Educator Preparation Policy, Practice, and Research
Through cutting edge research, innovative practice, and advocacy, AACTE and its members advance the field of educator preparation.
Further, NYACTE shall provide a vehicle for educator preparation programs within New York State to assist in:
Developing and defining positions on issues of importance to educator preparation in New York State.
Maintaining lines of communication with our partners at the New York State Education Department (NYSED) through our Teacher Education Advisory Group (TEAG) to enable the voices of educator preparation program to be considered in the crafting policy at the state level.
Disseminating information related to both national and state policy and activity related to educator preparation and providing advocacy for positions that align with the needs of our members.
NYACTE Board Members
Jacob Easley II, Ph.D.
Special Assistant Provost for New Initiatives
Vice President/President Elect
Rene Parmar, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education
Lehman College, CUNY
Andrea Lachance, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education
Patrick Ianniello, Ph.D.
Director, Master of Science in Education Program
Associate Professor, Education
Metropolitan College of New York
Barbara A. Burns, Ph.D.
Professor, Teacher Education Department
Director, Differentiated Instruction
Excelsior Journal Co-Editors
Christine Ashby, Ph.D.
Professor, Inclusive Education and Disability Studies
Director, Center on Disability and Inclusion
Julia White, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning
Nichole J. Brown, Ed.S.
Director, Field Placement Office
Director, Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC II) Program
School of Education
State University of New York at Oswego
Christina Wright Fields, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Education
Virginia J. Goatley, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Education
University at Albany - SUNY
Michael P. Hogan, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Education, Information and Technology
Director, Clinical Education and Professional Certifications
Long Island University -Post
Anne M. Mungai, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Graduate Studies
Professor, Special Education
MaryEllen Sullivan, Ph.D.
Chair, Teacher Education
Associate Professor, Teacher Education
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Kathy Wood, Ph.D.
Associate Dean School of Education
Associate Professor, Elementary Education and Reading
SUNY Buffalo State