The Association is the premier educational organization for individual members in South Carolina committed solely to the improvement of teacher education.
The South Carolina unit also is affiliated with the National Association of Teacher Educators.
SCATE serves in a leadership capacity for issues related to pre-service, graduate, and in-service teacher education. It provides opportunities for professional development through its publications, state conferences, workshops and networking with other educators. Members receive priority for presenting and publishing at sanctioned conferences and publications.
SCATE seeks to:
Provide a forum for discussion and debate of current issues
Encourage research and the development of educational programs through honors and awards
Provide opportunities for individual professional growth
Disseminate current information through its publications
Promote collaboration with other educational entities sharing common interests
Represent teacher educators in communication with state and federal policy makers
Seek to foster higher quality in teacher preparation
Benefits of Joining
As a member of SCATE you get the following benefits:
Helping make the profession stronger
SCATE promotes excellence in the preparation of teachers, both for today and tomorrow. Through a continuing program of conferences and publications in the state, in collaboration with regional and national efforts, the organization promotes and enhances positive change in the profession.
Offering professional development
Through the organization, those persons involved in every aspect of the educational enterprise can renew their professional skills and knowledge through the extensive offerings of conferences, publications and research efforts. SCATE offers ongoing programs dedicated to upgrading and improving teacher education through enrichment of individual members.
Sponsoring professional conferences
Each year, SCATE and SCACTE jointly sponsor statewide conferences on current topics and trends for members. These events offer opportunities to interface with the leading practitioners and trendsetters in the profession on a regular basis. The conferences feature cutting-edge topics presented in a rich variety of formats from seminars to workshops to full-scale presentations by state and national leaders in teacher education.
Providing publications and opportunities to publish
Members have on-line access to the Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina. The journal is refereed and reflects the most current and dynamic topics in the teacher education profession. SCATE members will receive priority for publishing if their submission meets the criteria.