UH Manoa College of Education Dean elected AACTE chair

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Helen Au, (808) 956-4949
College of Education
Posted: Feb 23, 2006

HONOLULU — Dean Randy Hitz of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education has been elected to serve as chair on the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Board of Directors. Hitz will serve one year as chair-elect, a year as chair and a final year as past-chair.

The AACTE is a voluntary association of colleges and universities with undergraduate or graduate programs to prepare professional educators. The mission of the AACTE is to "promote the education of all PK-12 students through the promotion of high quality preparation and continuing education for all school personnel." Membership in the AACTE is institutional, and members range from small liberal arts colleges to large research institutes. Affiliate members include state agencies, regional laboratories, community colleges, and other educational entities. The more than 780 member institutions are located in each of the nation‘s states and territories, the District of Columbia, and Canada. The history of the AACTE spans as far back as the early normal schools of the 19th century, in which teachers were trained to address the needs of the growing school system.

Dean Hitz has thirty years of experience in the field of education, with primary emphasis on early childhood education and teacher education. He has served as dean of the UH Mānoa College of Education since May 1998. Prior to joining the COE, he served as dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Development at Montana State University-Bozeman.

About the College of Education

The College of Education at UH Manoa comprises a diverse mix of faculty, staff, and students whose aims are to advance and generate knowledge in the fields of education, human development, counseling, administration, assessment, evaluation, research, technology, disabilities and other related disciplines. In addition to being a professional school of education, the College also houses units which employ and prepare professionals in the related fields of counseling, educational psychology, technology, research on disabilities, athletic training, evaluation, assessment, and curriculum development. For more information, visit www.hawaii.edu/coe.

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