IATE Illinois Association of Teachers of English

What is IATE?

An affiliate of NCTE, the National Council of Teachers of English, IATE serves professional teachers of English at all levels, elementary through college, throughout the state of Illinois.  We offer a variety of activities and publications, most notably our annual fall conference. IATE members also participate in regional activities throughout the year and serve on standing committees that promote the interests of the IATE and its 1200 members.

Arranged by districts across the state, the IATE provides a lively network for the exchange of teaching tips, current research, and professional development – as well as enduring friendships.

Our Mission

The mission of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English is to improve the quality of instruction in English at all educational levels; to encourage research, experimentation, and investigation in the teaching of English; to facilitate professional cooperation of the members; to hold public discussions and programs; to sponsor the publication of desirable articles and reports; and to integrate the efforts of all those who are concerned with the improvement of instruction in English.

2015 Fall Conference

Tearing Down Walls: Seeing the World as Text

October 16 & 17, Holiday Inn Crystal Lake

Come hear the innovations and experiences of English teachers and scholars at the fall conference.  Click here to register  today!  Click here for hotel reservations. You can find more information on the schedule of events by clicking on Conference Program.


Easy Donating

If you would like to make a financial donation to IATE, you can do so by simply clicking the PayPal link below.