National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs
During the 2016-17 academic year, the (NAC- CTEP) Executive Director Kimberly Tobey, (Rio Salado College) and Executive Board members Carol
Billing, NACCTEP president (College of Western Idaho), Ashley Simpson, NACCTEP vice president (Community College of Aurora) and Dakota Guerrerro, NACCTEP student board representative (College of Western Idaho) traveled to Washington D.C.’s Capitol Hill to meet with Department of Education staff and Congressional leaders to discuss the role of community colleges in preparing PreK-12 educators and to address barriers that may impede a pre-service candidates ability to complete a degree or certification program in a timely manner.
NACCTEP promotes the community college role in the recruitment, preparation, retention, and renewal of diverse PreK-12 educators. It was established to serve as a voice for community colleges in national discussions about teacher education preparation; diversifying the teacher pipeline by providing prepared, talented, licensed and effective individuals who support under represented student populations and to discuss barriers that impede their chances for success. NACCTEP supports institutions and individual members by enhancing current community college teacher education programs, serving as a resource in the development of new programs or degrees, and serves as a liaison between community college teacher education programs and 4-year institutions and national education partners.
NACCTEP’s Executive Board consists of community college leaders from across the nation who are dedicated to providing member support through advocacy, educational legislation, journal articles, national research and resources.
To join NACCTEP or to learn more about our organization AND FUTURE CONFERENCES, please visit www.nacctep.org.