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American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) - Founded in 2001, the ABCTE is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education, and offers certification options for individuals first entering the teaching field, as well as to experienced teachers. ABCTE's master teacher certification is targeted towards experienced teachers while the passport to teaching certification is targeted at recent undergraduates, career changers and emergency or provisionally certified teachers. ...

Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) - This consortium of state education agencies, higher education institutions and national education organizations is dedicated to the reform of the education, licensing and professional development of teachers. INTASC's mission is to promote standards-based reform through the development of model standards and assessments for beginning teachers. The following topics can be found on this Web site: model standards for beginning teachers, performance assessment, test for teaching knowledge, academies, publications....

National Center for Alternative Teacher Certification Information - This not-for-profit foundation focuses on eliminating teacher shortages through new models of teacher education via alternative routes to teacher and administrative certification. The Web site includes information on the Haberman Educational Foundationís Star Teacher Interview, alternative certification practices and the Principalís Academy....

National Center for Education Information (NCEI) - NCEI is a private, nonpartisan research organization specializing in survey research and data analysis. It offers many sources of information about alternative teacher preparation and certification, has conducted several national and state studies of teachers, school administrators, school board presidents, state departments of education, local school districts and individuals interested in becoming teachers. In addition, NCEI has produced numerous data-based reports in the last decade that can be downloaded or ordered from this Web site....

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