Conferences & Associations

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

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The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is the leading voice on educator preparation. AACTE represents more than 800 postsecondary institutions with educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are ready to teach all learners. As of 2018, College of Education Dean, Kim Metcalf, serves as chair-elect of the AACTE Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

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AERA, a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

UNLV COE faculty members and students at were proud to present ongoing scholarly activity at the 2020 AERA National Meeting. Download the schedule for a list of presentations and participation by UNLV faculty and students.

American Counseling Association (ACA)

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The American Counseling Association is the world's largest organization representing professional counselors in various practice settings. Its mission is to promote the professional development of counselors, advocate for the profession, and ensure ethical, culturally-inclusive practices that protect those using counseling services.

National Organization of Human Services (NOHS)

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As the human services profession has grown and developed over the past 30 years, the National Organization for Human Services has always been there. Starting as an organization exclusively for human service educators, our membership — and our mission — now en-compasses educators, students and practitioners. The human services profession makes life better for children, families and the community. We begin by helping individuals solve problems in their lives. Then we work toward helping individuals be prepared to meet their life’s needs. And we look even further — toward making systemic changes so that the entire community is stronger.

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

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ASHE is a scholarly society dedicated to higher education as a field of study. Headquartered here at UNLV, the association is committed to diversity in its programs and membership, and has enjoyed extraordinary success in involving graduate students in association activities.

Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE)

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CARE is a juried, national research conference held annually in Las Vegas, NV. The conference provides faculty and students alike ample opportunities to exchange theoretical ideas, share research results, help advance practice, make collaborative connections, and learn from one another's scholarship.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

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The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. We accomplish our mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development.

Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC)

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EQRC is a longstanding national research conference that has become a staple forum for presentations and engagement of ideas in qualitative research. EQRC enjoys a national reputation for quality and distinction in the qualitative research community. The supporting publication, the Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, is subscribed by over 10,000 libraries, worldwide.

Southwest Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education (SCIPIE)

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The Southwest Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education (SCIPIE) is a professional organization devoted to the study of psychology in education. At the core of SCIPIE are devoted consortium members who maintain leadership roles in educational research around the country. SCIPIE hosts a biennial conference where researchers develop innovative approaches to research.