News & Notes

  • 2020 Annual Conference Call for Presentations - NOW OPEN! Submission Deadline: November 4, 2019.
  • Dues renewal notices are going out now. . .don't delay! Log in today and save on individual dues through October 31, 2019.
  • Thank you to members who submitted New Educator of the Year Award Nominations. The selection committee received a record number of nominees this year and selecting the finalists is not going to be easy.
  • Please be sure to 'whitelist' or add to your contacts list the email address: [email protected], so you receive timely news and updates from us.

The leading organization for alternative certification.


NAAC advocates for standards-driven
alternative educator preparation leading to
effective school staffing.

NAAC reviews trends and issues to inform best practices
in educator preparation and in the classroom.

NAAC supports members and the field with research, 
resources, conferences, and connections.
What is alternative certification and why is it important? Simply stated, it is a way to address the national teacher shortage by providing a faster route for career-changers to get into the classroom. 
NAAC is the professional organization representing education programs, colleges and institutions offering those alternative certification programs, school districts that hire new teachers, governments that set policy, and researchers.
Join today!