Who We Are


The Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) seeks to continuously improve teacher preparation, the teaching profession, and student learning by supporting and applying scholarship and the collective wisdom of practice.

To achieve these goals, IACTE provides opportunities for communication, collaboration, and cooperative action among  32 Iowa teacher preparation institutions and other state and national educational organizations.

IACTE  is a state alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to the highest quality professional development of teachers and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student learning. The 32 member institutions represent public and private colleges and universities in Iowa.   Working with our national association (The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, AACTE),  IACTE employs three key strategies to achieve its goals:


We inform state and federal legislator on issues of teacher preparation and provide members with analysis of education policy.


IACTE and AACTE believe in consensus-building through open and free-flowing dialogue on education matters, consistent support for diverse learners, and serving as a principal authority on issues pertaining to teacher quality.


IACTE and AACTE provide members with vital communication regarding policy issues and events, publications targeting various areas of interest, and unique professional development opportunities.


Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) is an affiliate of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The views expressed on this website are the views of IACTE.