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Call for Proposals, Reviewers for the AACTE 2025 Annual Meeting

The Call for Proposals and Call for Reviewers for the AACTE 2025 Annual Meeting is now open. The conference theme, “Beyond the Horizon: Charting the Course for Educator Preparation” aligns the meeting with the Association’s vision and mission to revolutionize education for all learners by elevating education and educator preparation through research, professional practice, advocacy, and collaboration. Representing the institutions and programs that prepare the greatest number of professional educators in the United States and its territories, and in partnership with international colleague organizations, AACTE is the incubator for bold ideas and discoveries to drive impactful applications based on evidence-based reasoning. 

Proposal entries must align with the conference theme and address one of the following strands: 

  • Strand I: Advancing Innovation and Impact 
  • Strand II: Resilient Leadership During Unprecedented Times 
  • Strand III: Education Policy and Advocacy in an Era of Inequity 
  • Strand IV: Deepening the Impact of Education Research and Research to Practice 
  • Strand V: Prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

AACTE encourages thought leaders from both the higher education and PK-12 communities, think tank organizations, and government and non-governmental entities to submit a proposal for consideration in the 2025 Annual Meeting program. Additionally, AACTE strongly encourages doctoral students pursuing an Ed.D. or Ph.D. to share their perspectives on addressing current issues and providing innovative ways to approach new considerations in education and educator preparation. Individuals from all educational fields are invited to bring their research and practice knowledge to the Annual Meeting. 

Serving as a reviewer is a selective process, is intended to be considered an honor, and will be publicized to the AACTE community as a form of important service to the Association and the field.  

Reviewers should meet the following criteria: 

  • Belong to an active AACTE member institution.  
  • Possess knowledge and/or experience in educator preparation and related fields.  
  • Demonstrate scholarly productivity and commitment to high-quality, evidence-based research.  
  • Be capable of reviewing and evaluating a minimum of 10 proposals in area(s) of self-identified expertise.  
  • Be available to complete an online training session in June 2024.  
  • Be available throughout the review process in July 2024.  

Learn more about the conference strands and key deadlines for the call. The Call for Reviewers closes on Thursday, May 30, and the Call for Proposals closes on Friday, June 28, at 11:59 p.m.