The Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) is the major professional association for teacher educators in Australia. The mission of the Australian Teacher Education Association is to promote:

  • research as a core endeavour of teacher educators;
  • the continuing education of teachers and teacher educators; and
  • advocacy and support for the professionalism and expertise of teacher educators at local through to global scales.

The objectives of the Association are:

  • to lead and facilitate teaching and research based continuing education and networking for teachers and teacher educators;
  • to assist teachers and teacher educators on the journey to reconciliation with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • to encourage and promote research and innovation in all aspects of teacher education;
  • to recognise innovative contributions to research, scholarship, service, and practice in teacher education;
  • to be an advocate for teacher education and the exchange of contemporary ideas to work to improve the professional status and welfare of teacher educators; and
  • to promote cooperation among teacher educators and relevant organisations internationally with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region and other settler-colonial societies.

Please address all general correspondence to the ATEA Secretary, Dr Amanda Gutierrez:

Download the ATEA Constitution Below


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