About US




a difference



Diana Lys

University of North

      Carolina--Chapel Hill


Membership in NCACTE includes the faculty within private and public institutions and public agencies across North Carolina. As an AACTE affiliate, NCACTE collaborates to strengthen advocacy efforts, share expertise, and expand members’ professional development opportunities. To this end, our Chapter’s relationship with AACTE is a voluntary affiliation that allows us to advance our members’ interests.

Chris Godwin

Campbell University



The North Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is the organization that unites teacher educators in both public and private colleges and universities, staff and faculty in state created initiatives and consortia, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. NCACTE is the lead advocacy group for policy issues regarding teacher preparation in North Carolina. We invite you to become engaged in our advocacy initiatives and help us move forward.

advocacy in action

strategic initiatives

Micha Jeffries

NC State University


NCACTE is the leading advocacy voice for teacher preparation in North Carolina. Our goal is to unite its members around key issues, collaborate with internal and external constituents, and lead strategic actions to impact P-14 and teacher education.

Fall & spring forums

The Executive Board of NCACTE grieves with the nation and joins in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters during this tragic period in our nation’s history. Systemic racism stole the lives of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and many more that are not named here. As teacher educators, we believe Black Lives Matter and we see the impact of racism in both our K-12 schools, colleges and universities. As a body, we agree students in our schools need and deserve anti-racist teachers as well as teachers who are mirrors for themselves. This statement is our initial commitment to action, which will begin months and years of work ahead. We are also committed to finding the right people to lead this work for and with us.


Work with members across your state to make a difference.

Laura Hart


Heather Bower

Meredith College

President Elect

NCACTE sponsors two major conferences each year, the Fall and Spring Teacher Education Forums. These conferences focus on relevant topics in teacher education as they relate to North Carolina and issues pertinent to our goal of ongoing advocacy.

Join a working committee

We would love to have you join our work! If you are interested in serving on a working committee, please 

complete the form and someone will be in touch soon.

Statement of solidarity


North Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education