NCTE and its constituent groups have developed position statements on a variety of education issues vital to the teaching and learning of English language arts.
Under the NCTE Constitution, the Council's positions on education issues are established by resolutions passed at the Annual Business Meeting for the Board of Directors and Other Members of the Council during NCTE's Annual Convention each November or by 2/3 vote of the NCTE Executive Committee. Members may propose position statements and guidelines other than resolutions.
NCTE Position Statements on education issues are approved by the NCTE Board of Directors or NCTE Executive Committee.
NCTE Guidelines are statements found to be consistent with NCTE positions on education issues.
Additional position statements have been approved by the Executive Committees of the following Council groups:
CCCC -- the Conference on College Composition and Communication
CEE -- the Conference on English Education
CEL -- the Conference on English Leadership
TYCA -- the Two-Year College English Association