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VACTE provides leadership on issues related to professional education, with primary focus on teacher education and promotes effective public policy regarding professional education, enhances and improves professional education programs at member institutions, and enhances the professional effectiveness of members.

Political Action

House Bill 725 ABTEL Bill is currently in the Senate Education Committee

HB 725McClellan – Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure, increases membership. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health

Governors Signature

The draft Bill for background checks for Student Teachers is attached.  You will be able to follow the Bill when it is introduced this fall.

House Bill Background Checks

HB 1205Yost – Student teachers; fingerprinting, criminal history records check, and child abuse and neglect data. (H) Committee on Education (H) Stricken from docket by Education 02/05/14


School Board Resolution

Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (VACTE) is an affiliate of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The views expressed on this website are the views of VACTE.