TAFE Collegiate Chapters

Steps to beginning a collegiate level chapter of the Texas Association of Future Educators:

Step 1: Secure approval required university personnel. Gaining the support is vital in having a successful chapter. 

Step 2: Fill out New Campus Membership Form and contact the TAFE office for further information or questions you might have. 

Step 3: Reach out to Clinton Gill with TSTA/NEA the Aspiring Educators to begin the national affiliation process. 

Step 4: All TAFE members must be members of Aspiring Educators Rising to compete and participate in TAFE events.

Step 5: Recruit! Establishing a core group of students to serve as an officer team early will provide a solid foundation for your chapter.

Step 6: Pay state dues ($80 Chapter Due). Pay national dues (individual student dues) Dues must be paid prior to participating in your area conference.

Step 7: Chapter members plan a tentative calendar of activities.

Step 8: Chapter members prepare a budget. You will need to plan ahead to determine how much money your chapter will need and how you will go about earning that money. 

Step 9: Begin preparing for your area conference. Reach out to your area president for details such as the date, location, and cost of the area conference.


Benefits of a TAFE Collegiate Chapter:

  • Connection to middle and high school chapters and its members.
  • Competitive events to continue practical application of teaching skills.
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Continued support and guidance to becoming an educator.

Benefits of an Aspiring Educators Rising Chapter (national affiliation):

Current TAFE Collegiate Chapters in Texas: 

  • LeTourneau University

  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Sam Houston University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Texas A&M International University
  • Texas A&M University – Commerce
  • Texas A&M University – San Antonio
  • Texas A&M University – Texarkana
  • Tyler Junior College
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • University of Texas at Tyler


    University of Texas Dallas, Teacher Development Center

Current Aspiring Educators Chapters in Texas before June 2022

  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Houston Downtown
  • San Jacinto College-Central
  • Lonestar College Kingwood
  • University of Houston Clear Lake
  • Texas A&M University College Station
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • Sul Ross University-Alpine
  • Sul Ross University- Rio Grande
  • Texas State University
  • Collin College
  • Dallas College
  • Lamar University