Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia


The Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia is an affiliate of the national organization, Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). ATE is an organization for individuals who have a professional interest in the preparation and continuing education of teachers and other professionals in the field of education. Members represent public and private schools, colleges and universities, professional associations, learned societies, and government agencies.

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About Us

The Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia is your organization for development and support in our profession. As teacher educators, we have much to celebrate in terms of the many exemplary ways that we prepare and support teachers in Virginia. From pre-service through veteran teachers, our organization is a key vehicle for advocacy at the local, state, and national levels.

Please contact any of us on the ATE-VA Executive Board if you have questions, concerns, and/or suggestions about our organization or issues that we need to address.


Join Us

We will be returning to the beautiful campus of the University of Richmond for the 2020 Spring Conference on March 5 and 6. Find out more and submit a proposal for the Spring Conference here.


Read & Write

The Teacher Educators' Journal

The Teacher Educators’ Journal is published by the Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia (ATE-VA) as a service to the profession to stimulate discussion and reflection about issues related to teacher education. The manuscripts submitted for possible publication may be research/empirical manuscripts, position papers, book reviews, or conceptual essays.



School/University Partnership Project Award

Teacher Research Award

ATE-VA has a long and distinguished history promoting partnerships between Virginia public schools and Virginia colleges and universities. Each spring at our conference, ATE-VA recognizes a student researcher and honors a partnership project.



Virginia Association of Colleges For teacher Education 

The Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is an alliance of public and private colleges and universities across the Commonwealth dedicated to the highest quality professional development of teachers and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student learning.


"We are dedicated to contributing to the knowledge base and growth of the profession through quality professional development for association members. It is also our goal to prepare and disseminate ideas, innovation, and best practices that foster quality preparation and career-long professional growth for educators."

Trina Spencer, ATE-VA Past President

Read the full President’s Message




What does membership in ATE-VA mean?

It means involvement with professional colleagues who are dedicated to the concept of education for all children and believe that the quality of that education depends significantly upon the effectiveness of those who teach.

ATE-VA is dedicated to the strengthening of teacher performance and the improvement of teacher education through the cooperation of interested individuals.

What does membership in ATE-VA offer?

It offers the opportunity to participate in a coordinated state and national program of information and activities devoted to the concerns of teacher educators in schools, colleges and universities, and related organizations and agencies.

Members receive a variety of publications focused on teacher education issues including pre-service study, student teaching and internship, and continuing professional development.

It provides a means for engaging in productive intra- and inter-organizational dialogue and collective action on current issues in teacher education.