Community Advisory Council on Teacher Education (CACTE)
The Community Council on Teacher Education (CACTE) is a collaborative relationship between P-12 schools and UMD's College of Education and Human Service Professions' teacher education programs. CACTE provides leadership in the preparation of pre-service teachers for the teaching profession.
CACTE is involved, through input towards decisions and planning together, in the design, implementation and evaluation of UMD's Learner-sensitive Teacher Education Conceptual Framework Model, which prepares pre-service teachers for the teaching profession.
CACTE is composed of 44 members, consisting of 84% practitioners in area P-12 schools and 16% university staff. CACTE seeks a diverse membership and a balance that includes, but is not limited to, multicultural diversity, rural/urban, gender, administrators, teachers and support staff.
CACTE meets three to four times per school year, in October, February and April. Specific dates are set each fall. In addition, task forces may be organized for specific purposes.
Staff support for CACTE is provided by Tracy Ausmus (726-8627), in the Department of Education.