The National Association of State directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)
“NASDTEC exercises leadership in matters related to the preparation and certification of professional school personnel.”
Contact: Phillip S. Rogers
The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) is an organization representing professional standards boards and commissions and state departments of education in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, the U.S. Territories, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario that are responsible for the preparation, licensure, and discipline of educational personnel. NASDTEC aims to exercise leadership regarding the preparation and certification of professional school personnel. The organization promotes high standards for educators, teacher mobility across state lines, comprehensive personnel screening, and clearinghouse on teacher discipline. Membership includes associate commissioners that oversee teacher preparation and certification in state offices; 100 IHEs have associate memberships.
- *Educator Identification Clearinghouse: the only national database reporting all the discipline actions (i.e., certification/license denied or invalidated, annulled, revoked, suspended, and/or voluntarily surrendered) and the nature of the denial/invalidation. The reported action could range from violent felonies to sexual misconduct to illegal use of controlled substances; or from breach of contract to incompetence
A model code of ethics is forthcoming (comment period begins in January, 2015)