The Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is an organization for deans of education in Texas and is sometimes referred to as the Council of Deans of Education.

Its purpose is to stimulate improvement in the education of professional school personnel in Texas with a primary goal to provide, through professional organization and cooperation, for a continuous search for the promotion of ideas and practices which are most effective in the education of teachers and to promote effective teaching and quality education through efforts to improve teacher education, the teaching profession and the schools. This is in harmony with the objectives of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the member teacher preparation institutions as they apply in and for the State of Texas.

TACTE Response to the National Council on Teacher Quality
(June 21, 2013)

A Vision for University-Based Teacher Preparation in Texas:
Moving from Compliance to Leadership

Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (TACTE) members commit to providing teacher preparation programs that exceed state and national standards.
TACTE programs will prepare beginning teachers who demonstrate:

  • Appropriate content knowledge and inquiry skills
  • Skills in teaching content knowledge and critical thinking
  • Continuous assessment of student learning
  • Use of data to make instructional decisions
  • Instructional practices addressing the needs of diverse learners
  • Effective interactions with students, peers and parents
  • Commitment to life-long learning and professional development

These beginning teachers will advance student achievement, practice in an ethical manner, promote citizenship, and persist in the profession.

In the September, 2012  issue of the AACTE Advisor (newsletter), Texas’ efforts in this regard were recognized and commended. 
Read the article.

(Adopted by the TACTE membership on February 7, 2011.)