Today’s CTETE was conceived in 1950 to promote industrial arts education. Originally named The American Council on Industrial Arts Teacher Education, ACIATE was officially founded at the 1950 AIAA Conference. Following the 1951 Conference a yearbook was produced to document the new organization, launching the organization’s yearbook series.


We conduct Council business meetings annually at the ITEEA Conference. The CTETE conference programs are available on the Conference page.

By-laws and Constitution

The CTETE Constitution and By-laws were developed and first adopted in 1951. Since that year these governing documents have been revised twenty-two times, most recently in 2021.