Members are elected to the NCTE Executive Committee each spring, for terms ranging from two to four years. The job of the executive committee is to:
- establish priorities and direction for the Council,
- to make policy,
- to provide administrative oversight,
- and to model leadership practices that are consistent with our mission and values.
NCTE Responds to US Department of Education’s Proposed Regulations for Teacher Preparation Programs
Citing various CEE policies and our participation through NCATE/CAEP as a reviewing organization for English language arts teacher education programs, the position outlines "the promising elements about proposed changes to the TEACH Grant program, [AND] some areas where the proposed measurement criteria appear likely to undermine the published program goals."
Read more about the proposed changes to the TEACH Grant standards and submit comments by the February 2, 2015, deadline.
2013 NCTE President Sandy Hayes Expresses Gratitude to NCTE's Professional Community for Responses to the NCTQ Report and Urges Others to Join the Discussion
Recently when summary assessments emerged that condemned teacher preparation programs on the basis of a very thin veneer of evidence, well-informed members of our professional community stepped forward to cry "foul."
"I am grateful to belong to this community of professionals dedicated to preparing tomorrow's teachers by defining and refining knowledge and skills responsive to ever more complex demands and by thoughtfully safeguarding the ethical standards of our profession," Hayes said.
-- Sandy Hayes, September 26, 2013
(Read More and Join the Discussion on the NCTQ Report)
The NCTE Executive Committee meets five times annually.
As described in the NCTE Constitution and By-laws, the Executive Committee shares public policy making responsibility with the NCTE Board of Directors (BOD), a group consisting of affiliate leaders, journal editors, and conference and commission leaders from NCTE's many constituencies. The NCTE BOD meets at the NCTE Annual Convention.
Annual Reports is a central document of record for NCTE activities for the year and includes written reports submitted by officers, editors, and leaders of NCTE's many active subgroups. To read their reports, click here.