Working to prepare teachers at all levels.

  • Congratulations to
    Carolyn Owens!

    2016 Booker Award
    Carolyn Owens is the 2016 recipient of the Booker Award.

    2016 Booker Award

    Nomination Form

  • Congratulations to

    2016 Quest for Quality Partnership Award
    UTEACH is the recipient of the Quest for Quality Partnership Award.

    2016 Quest for Quality Partnership Award

    Nomination Form

  • Congratulations to
    Teresa Toney

    2017 Distinguished Clinician Award
    First grade teacher Teresa Toney is the recipient Clinician of the Year Award.

    2016 Quest for Quality Partnership Award

    Nomination Form

  • 2018 CSOTTE Conference

    Mark your calendars now.
    Date: October 21-23, 2018

    Location: San Antonio, TX (Omni Colonnade)

    Theme: TBA

    Visit our Events Calendar page to register.

    Events Calendar

Mission of the Texas Association of Teacher Educators

Texas Association of Teacher Educators (TxATE) serves as a major voice in the promotion of teacher education goals and ideals in Texas. It is the only Texas organization for individual teacher educators that is affiliated with a national association, The Association of Teacher Educators.

Membership includes college faculty and administrators, school and regional service staff developers, school-based teacher educators, classroom teachers, and school administrators. Membership is open to those professionals who are concerned with improving the education of teachers.

TxATE provides a forum for issues in teacher education and has worked for improved teacher centers, pre-service preparation, teacher certification, as well as state and national education programs.

Advocacy Groups

In an effort to mobilize our voice as an organization, TxATE created four advocacy groups focused on imperative issues within Teacher Education in Texas. The member facilitated groups include:

  1. Policy, Facilitator: Marlene Zipperlen, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor;
  2. Data, Facilitator: Jim Van Overschelde, Texas State University;
  3. Dispositions, Facilitator: Patrice Werner, Texas State University;
  4. Enrollment & Recruitment, Facilitators: Gina Anderson and Becky Fredrickson, Texas Woman's University.

We hope that the work of these groups will strengthen our voice as Teacher Educators within the state, making a difference in the field of education. Please contact our Member at Large, Kimberly Dickerson,, if you are interested in participating in one of these groups.

Our Objectives

  1. To actively promote high standards for the professional preparation of teachers,
  2. To actively assume a public relations function in keeping members of the teaching profession, and lay citizens in general, informed as to the most desirable current standards in teacher education,
  3. To strive to maintain a high professional development of teachers and other staff personnel in the field of education.

TxATE is a State Unit in ATE and SRATE and a participating member in CSOTTE.