American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education [AACTE] Law and Legal Definition

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), established in 1948, is a nonprofit national alliance of education programs aiming at high quality professional development of the nation's teachers and other educational personnel. AACTE mainly concentrates on Pre-K-12 teachers and school leaders.

AACTE's activities influence federal policy regarding teacher education issues. AACTE spends time tracking and analyzing federal and state education legislation.