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Educator Preparation Organizations
|Associate Degree Early Childhood Educators (ACCESS)||The purpose of ACCESS is to support and advocate for associate degree programs in the preparation of early childhood professionals who teach and care for young children from birth through age 8 across a variety of programs; and the instructors who teach in those programs.||Individual||National-level association|
|Association for Advancing Quality Educator Preparation (AAQEP)||
AAQEP promotes and recognizes quality educator preparation that strengthens the education profession’s ability to serve all students, schools, and communities, and to do so equitably.
To accomplish its mission, AAQEP:
|Institutional||Currently involved in a pilot program to determine whether it would meet MDE requirement for national accreditation|
|Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)||CAEP advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.
|Institutional||Meets MDE requirement for national accreditation|
|Directors and Representatives of Teacher Education Programs (DARTEP)||
The primary purpose of DARTEP is to support the continued improvement of teacher preparation in the state of Michigan.
|Individual according to Institution||
Maintains DARTEP listserv
Participation in the DARTEP listserv is open to faculty and staff from teacher preparation institutions regardless of membership status with DARTEP.
MACTE exists to promote, within Michigan, the learning of all PK-12 students through the promotion of high quality preparation and continuing education for all school personnel.
|Institutional||State affiliate of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)|
|Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (MATE)||MATE’s mission is to provide support to educators and stakeholders, and to utilize collective knowledge to inspire agents of change within our society.||
Open to anyone interested in the development and maintenance of quality teacher education programs
|State affiliate of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)|
|Michigan Independent Educator Preparation Institutions (MIEPI)||The organization is committed to the continuous improvement of the professional preparation of educators through representation, communication and advocacy.||
Open to independent colleges and universities
|Meets on an as-needed basis|
|Michigan Public Deans Council||
The purpose of the Council is to provide support to the deans of the public colleges of education in the advancement, stimulation, improvement, and representation of undergraduate and graduate education programs offered by four-year public institutions of higher education.
Open to public universities
Meets on a periodic basis
Affiliated with the Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU)