The National Association of State directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)
“NASDTEC exercises leadership in matters related to the preparation, certification, and professional practice of professional school personnel.”
Contact: Phillip S. Rogers, Ed.D.
The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization. Since 1928, NASDTEC has served as a professional membership organization representing state departments of education and professional standards boards/commissions that are responsible for the preparation, licensure, and discipline of licensed K-12 educational personnel.
Jurisdiction members include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Guam, and the Canadian province of Ontario.
Associate members include constituent organizations with an interest in the preparation, continuing development, employment, and certification of educational personnel.
Ed Id Clearinghouse Database
*The Ed ID Clearinghouse is a secure, searchable national database that provides an immediate alert regarding individuals who have had their professional educator license or certificate annulled, denied, suspended, revoked, or otherwise invalidated.
The Ed ID Clearinghouse is now available to local education agencies (LEAs) both public and private as well as to approved educator preparation providers (EPPs). Learn more by watching this video.
NASDTEC Academy: The Prevention and Correction: Overview course provides an option for licensing agencies and school districts to support educators whose conflicting decisions have resulted in a need for intervention. The course also has proven to be an effective manner to help new teachers grow in their understanding of making professional decisions in today’s classrooms.
The NASDTEC Interstate Agreement for reciprocity supports mobility of educators.
Online Community Knowledge Base (KB) is provided through interactive data maps while retaining its historical recognition as a reliable source of state-by-state information about the preparation, certification, and fitness of teachers and other school personnel.
Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE) By establishing the MCEE, NASDTEC provides a model of best practice which organizations may adopt or adapt to help ensure states, EPPs, and LEAs are effectively equipping educators in ethical understanding and decision making so as not to violate the boundaries of professional practice.