The purposes of the International Christian Community for Teacher Education (ICCTE) are to:
1. Promote communication and encouragement among Christian teacher educators;
2. Promote research-based and theoretically informed conversation about a range of topics related to the preparation of educators; and
3. Promote broader awareness of the importance and value of Christian thought and practice in relation to the broad field of education.
AT LeTourneau University, in May of 2010, the International Christian Community for Teacher Education (ICCTE) was launched as a formal association. Prior to that time, and dating back to a conference at Trinity Christian College in Chicago in May 1994, teacher educators and allied higher education personnel had been meeting every other year on the campus of a CCCU institution for the purpose of scholarly exchange and fellowship, For further information about the history of the group, see an article by Van Brummelen and Elliott