National Recognition

National Recognition of Teacher Education

Excellent teaching can be delivered only by excellent teachers—professionals who are ready to meet the challenges of today's classrooms and to help all children succeed. That's why the International Literacy Association (ILA) strongly advocates for outstanding teacher education and actively participates in organizations dedicated to ensuring high-quality educator preparation.

ILA serves as a specialized professional association (SPA) of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to support accreditation of advanced licensure reading/literacy specialist preparation programs. CAEP is the consolidation of the former National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the former Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).



International Literacy Association (ILA)
Diane Kern, ILA SPA Coordinator

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Sabata Morris, Accreditation Associate

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