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.
MACTE Spring 2023 Conference
THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2023 - 8:30 AM TO 3:00 PM
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: AFRIKA AFENI MILLS
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: AFRIKA AFENI MILLS
We invite you to register for the Spring 2023 Conference on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is our first in-person gathering in three years and an opportunity to reengage in our collective work to support teaching and learning across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For those of you who are long-standing members of MACTE, we look forward to collaborating with you and to strengthening our partnership. To those who are new to the educator preparation community, we welcome you to join us for the day-long event. Our conference creates space for you to learn new strategies, network, and to engage with the state. Click here to learn more about registration and conference schedule!
We are pleased to announce that Afrika Afeni Mills, MEd will be the MACTE Keynote Speaker. The Opening Windows, Opening Minds session will build on the content of Open Windows, Open Minds: Developing Antracist, Pro-Human Students and Emily Style’s and Rudine Sims Bishop’s concept of windows and mirrors to explore why learning to appreciate the experiences and perspectives of others is essential for students, and offer an approach to teaching and learning that will equip students as informed, empathetic, inclusive, racially and historically literate global citizens who genuinely value diversity and will actively engage in dismantling systemic inequities. You can read more about Afrika Afeni Mills' work and the concurrent sessions on the Spring 2023 Conference page.
Tribute to Dr. Janet Arndt
It is with great sorrow that MACTE must report the passing of Dr. Janet Arndt a long standing MACTE member and leader. Most recently, Dr. Arndt has served as our MACTE President. We are devastated by this loss. MACTE has been fortunate to have had the leadership and influence of Dr. Janet Arndt for nearly a decade. She was a both a Gordon College and UMass College of Education Alumni. After returning to Gordon in 2001 as their licensure officer, she created programs, helped establish the school of education as its inaugural Dean and participated in sustaining high quality educational practices for future teachers at her institution. Dr. Arndt was not only an inherent leader, but was also funny, kind, and saw the potential in those around her. We have been honored to be her colleagues and friends. Our hearts go out to her family, friends and colleagues in the face of this sudden loss. We will miss our friend dearly.
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:
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education steering committees & task forces,
Educational Personnel Advisory Council (EPAC), and
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.