Introduction to IATE
The Illinois Association of Teacher Educators (IATE) is an organization which reaches out to teacher educators in schools at all levels from pre-school through college and post-graduate education. The Illinois ATE is a state level unit of the national Association of Teacher Educators with members from most colleges and universities with teacher preparation programs, from many public and private schools, educational consultants, students in preservice teacher education programs, and members who have retired from active service as educators.
The Illinois ATE began its work in 1970. Dr. Victor Rich from Western Illinois University in Macomb served as the first IATE President. Prior to 1970, the organization existed as the Illinois Association for Student Teaching.
The IATE is governed by the Executive Council as directed in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Organization.
The benefits of Membership in the Illinois Association of Teacher Educators are many. We encourage you to contact any of the officers or other Executive Council members for additional information.
The IATE sponsors and participates in Professional Conferences at local, regional, and national levels throughout the year.