ERIC Number: ED437367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Organizations Involved with Licensing and Certification of Teachers and Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs. ERIC Digest.
Oakes, T. J.
Accreditation of teacher education programs and licensing and certification of teachers are interrelated but distinct processes that can easily be confused. This Digest seeks to clarify the three processes and identify the primary national organizations involved in these areas. Accreditation is an evaluation process that determines the quality of an institution or program using predetermined standards. Licensing is the process by which a governmental agency grants a license (or permission) to an individual who has met specified requirements. Certification is the process by which a nongovernmental agency or association bestows professional recognition to an individual who has met predetermined qualifications specified by that agency or association. This Digest describes the accreditation process of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council; the certification process of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; and the licensing process of both the Interstate New Teacher Assessment Support Consortium and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium. (SM)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education, Washington, DC.