Welcome to ATE!
Academy for Teacher Excellence
The Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) was founded by Dr. Belinda Bustos Flores in 2003 under the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) as a center for school districts, community colleges, the private sector and UTSA to collaboratively research, design, implement and evaluate educational programs that address emerging, statewide and local educational issues associated with a growing diverse student population. A major focus of ATE is to leverage resources to better prepare teacher candidates and in-service teachers working with a diverse student population. To that end, ATE will guide the preparation and retention of teachers who will demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge and skills of a Culturally Efficacious Teacher (Flores, Clark, Claeys, & Villarreal, 2007).