The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education


TxATE serves as a major voice in the promotion of teacher education goals and ideals in Texas. It is the only Texas organization for individual teacher educators that is affiliated with a national association. Membership includes college faculty and administrators, school and regional service staff developers, school-based teacher educators, classroom teachers, and school administrators. Membership is open to those professionals who are concerned with improving the education of teachers. TxATE provides a forum for issues in teacher education and has worked for improved teacher centers, pre-service preparation, teacher certification, as well as state and national education programs.

2016-2017 Executive Board

Past President
Marlene Zipperlen
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Belton, Texas

Christie Bledsoe
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Belton, Texas

First Vice-President:
Debby Shulsky
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Houston, Texas

Second Vice-President:
Veronica Estrada
University of Texas-Rio Grand Valley
Brownsville, Texas

Jean Kiekel
University of St. Thomas
Houston, Texas

Elizabeth Ward
Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, Texas

Member At Large
Elaine Hendrix
University of Houston-Clear Lake

Executive Director:
Ginny Fender
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Conference Liaison:
Denise Staudt
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas

The Texas Forum of Teacher Education

The Texas Forum of Teacher Education, a publication of TxATE, is a refereed journal published each fall. Articles in the journal are directed to both campus-based and field-based Texas teacher educators. Views expressed in the articles are not necessarily those of the editors or of the Texas Association of Teacher Educators.

2016-17 Managing Editor:
Joan Berry
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

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