National Recognition

ILA and CAEP's Partnership

ILA has been a constituent member of NCATE (now CAEP) since 1980. As one of approximately 15 specialized professional associations (SPAs), we have developed a strong and positive role within the CAEP coalition. CAEP has member organizations of teachers, teacher educators, content specialists, and local and state policymakers that are all committed to advancing excellence in educator preparation and the ultimate goal of strengthening pre-K–12 student learning. Together, these organizations represent more than 3 million individuals. CAEP's professional associations also provide financial support and participate in the development of standards, policies, and procedures.

Members of ILA's CAEP Committee serve as advisors on the partnership and, along with other ILA literacy professionals, serve as program reviewers to strengthen reading/literacy specialist education programs across the United States.