ACTER may be for you if you are actively engaged in teaching, research and/or development activities related to education and training on a global basis for:

  • agricultural, food and environmental education
  • business
  • family and consumer sciences
  • industry marketing
  • health
  • technology
  • tech prep


Within these areas, ACTER members serve adults, youth, and individuals with special needs in all levels and facets of education. Graduate students working toward degrees related to career and technical education are also welcome to join.


Join the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) today! Support for research in career and technical education has never been more important and affiliation with ACTER is an important facet of that support. Your membership in ACTER brings to you the most up-to-date news and views about research in vocational education.


Membership entitles you to receive three issues of the Career and Technical Education Research, the Who’s Who in Vocational Education Research – membership directory, abstracts of papers presented at national conventions.


ACTER is always looking for good leaders to advance the aims and purposes of the organization. Consider serving the association as an elected officer or committee member.

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