The Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) is a state affiliate of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).

 The Spring 2020 MACTE Conference is March 30th- April 1st, 2020

Keep checking back for details about conference registration and the call for proposals!

Courtyard by Marriott


Columbia, Missouri

Columbia, Missouri

The Location of the Spring Conference


The MACTE Executive Board Meeting at the Fall 2019 Conference




Meet Our New MACTE Board Members & Check Out Our New Board of Directors Page


Public Institution Representative

– Daryl Fridley, Southeast Missouri State University: “MACTE has helped to create a space in which a lot of great ed prep work has taken place over the last few years. Some wonderful people on the board have played a large part in that success, and I’d like to help continue the work.”


– Laurie Kingsley, University of Missouri- Columbia: “I am thrilled to serve in the role of ‘Legislative Liaison’. It is becoming increasingly imperative that we use our collective expertise to advocate for smarter policies, systems, and practices as we seek to improve the profession and reverse the trend of teacher shortages. MACTE is the perfect venue for us to do this as we have representation from ALL Educator Prep Programs in Missouri, and we are working collaboratively with our DESE in ways that I have not previously seen. Exciting times await us in this advocacy work!”

– Shannon Cuff, Drury University: “I have long valued MACTE as an organization where all EPPs are on the same team. I appreciate the collaborative environment MACTE provides as we seek to learn from one another to prepare excellent Missouri educators. I hope to continue to advocate for private institutions as a member of the executive board. Our conversations with DESE in recent years have been promising, and my goal is to continue to provide a voice for the unique needs of private institution EPPs as we seek to serve teacher candidates who choose our schools for their preparation program.”




– Alicia Noddings, Missouri Baptist University: “I feel that MACTE’s strong history of promoting true collaboration among our state’s EPPs is unique. I particularly value how it always provides a place for us as faculty to connect, whether to brainstorm, create, celebrate, or problem solve. I look forward to supporting MACTE’s continued good work in my new role as treasurer.”


– Alicia Murillo, Avila University: “MACTE is engaged in a meaningful way to shape educator preparation and the teaching profession in the state and I am honored to serve as a voice in that process as Member at Large.”

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