Massachusetts Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a public voice of educator preparation, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teacher educators. MACTE promotes the learning of all PK-12 students through the promotion of high quality preparation and continuing education for all school personnel.
Fall Conference - November 5, 2021
We invite you to register for Fall 2021 Virtual Conference on Friday, November 5, 2021. The Fall 2021 Conference theme is Advocacy and Action: Reimagining, Reshaping, and Revolutionizing Educator Preparation. It is designed to leverage work from the spring conference on the critical topics of equity, diversity and inclusion. The conference is scheduled from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday. The schedule will consist of a keynote address followed by three breakout sessions and an update from our colleagues at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
BENEFITS OF MACTE MEMBERSHIP
MACTE continues to represent you and our member institutions on matters related to current educator preparation issues and policy through working groups and the following MACTE Committees:
- Political Advocacy
- Biannual conferences focused on Massachusetts teacher preparation
- Representation of Massachusetts educator preparation programs at local and national levels including:
⚬ Educational Personnel Advisory Council (EPAC)
⚬ National committees affiliated with AACTE
Black Lives Matter
STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD
The Massachusetts Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) is a statewide organization dedicated to facilitating steady improvement of educator preparation in the Commonwealth. Our membership is comprised of nearly sixty private and public colleges and universities with educator preparation programs. We are also the state affiliate of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). In pursuit of our main goal, we are committed to several objectives, but one of our main objectives is to maintain an effective voice for educator preparation at the state level. It is because of our mission and purpose that MACTE is issuing the following statement regarding the May 2020 murder of an unarmed African American man, George Floyd, who was killed by an act of sustained brutality by one police officer while four other officers stood by without intervening. This is a pattern of police behavior that we have seen many times before. Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, Rem'mie Fells, Riah Milton, Tony McDade, Oluwatoyin Salau and countless others who remain unknown have died as a result of police violence. Today we are speaking out against these heinous crimes in support of all the Black lives ended too early by police brutality.