A professor at the University of Central Arkansas will serve as the 2013-2014 Association of Teacher Educators president, according to a news release.
Nancy P. Gallavan, professor of Teacher Education at the College of Education, was elected to the position.
The association is an individual membership organization devoted to the improvement of teacher education both for school-based and post-secondary educators. ATE members represent more than 700 colleges and universities, more than 500 major school systems and the majority of state departments of education, according to the release.
Gallavan chose a theme of “Advancing Teacher Education that Matters in Teaching, Learning and Schooling.” The theme examines characteristics of success, satisfaction, significance and sustainability.
“Success probes the questions of what is effective and useful; satisfaction examines questions of what brings gratification and reward? Significance investigates questions of what is important and critical; sustainability considers questions of what keeps systems and people going?,” Gallavan said in the release.
Gallavan has appointed ATE commissions on classroom assessments and on classroom teachers as associated teacher educators.
She previously served as president of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE) and as president of the Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators (ArATE).
The 2013 ATE summer conference will be held in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 2-6. The 2014 ATE annual meeting will be held in St. Louis, Mo., on Feb. 15-18.