The Association of Southeast Asian Teacher Education Network (AsTEN) is a network of premier leading Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) of the countries in the ASEAN. The goal of the association is to address issues, challenges, and concerns relevant to teacher education programs, practices and policies in the ASEAN Region. It will also serve as a vehicle for collaboration in both academic and research endeavors within and across member institutions that will ultimately benefit the ASEAN nations and peoples.
As a member of AsTEN, the TEI must meet the following criteria:
1. is a leading institution/university in teacher education in the ASEAN member country;
2. makes significant contributions to Education/Teacher Education in the area of Curriculum, Research and Instruction;
3. offers advanced degrees in Education and related disciplines preferably on various specializations; and,
4. has international linkages and partnerships with institutions, especially in the ASEAN region.
AsTEN envisions to prepare and to adapt to the changes and challenges brought about by the ASEAN integration, with a focus on Teacher Education.