Call for Proposals

NACCTEP’s Journey into the Future of Community College Teacher Education Programs is the premier national conference for faculty, deans, presidents, chancellors, students, and educational organizations and partners who are involved with and support community college teacher education or early childhood programs. This unique conference provides an excellent opportunity for presenters to showcase their programs, network with colleagues, and shape the future of education through a diversified offering of learning opportunities.

NACCTEP invites you to showcase your college's innovative partnership, practice, program, or policy that supports the conference theme, Journey into the Future. Proposals should embrace the diverse and innovative delivery models of community college teacher education programs.

Proposal Strands

  • Partnerships - Showcase the innovative and new ways that your community college or program is working with others to develop strong teacher education or early childhood partnerships. Proposal topics may highlight such things as increasing recruitment; articulation efforts; or collaborations with entities committed to strengthening quality programs that impact retention, completion, and student success.
  • Practice - Highlight specific program(s) practices that demonstrate effective strategies being used for program evaluation; data collection; successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards; quality curriculum; innovative pedagogical, student support, or field experience strategies; initiatives that address the moral and ethical dimensions of teaching; or unique approach eliminating a stumbling block(s) to student success such as learning communities or induction models.
  • Program - Model programs will include effective interdisciplinary initiatives that are impacting national and local education trends in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); family engagement; paraprofessional training; rural area recruitment; special education; and interactive computer-aided instruction.
  • Policy - Characterize the innovative way(s) your community college is working toward influencing professional standards; certification/licensure issues; advocacy; Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA); legal issues; state policies; program evaluations; policy issues impacting quality teacher education; accountability mandates; achieving the College Completion Agenda; or other innovations designed to strengthen the education of current or future teachers.

How to Submit a Session Proposal

Breakout presentations may include one or more speakers in a small, classroom setting. Sessions are 60 minutes in length and highlight successful and innovative programs or practices by colleges or consortiums. Breakout sessions are scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014. All presenters are required to register and pay the conference fee.

Proposals must include the following items:

  1. A summary of the presentation for the conference program. Booklet requirements are: 50 word maximum, written in a 3rd person narrative. NACCTEP reserves the right to edit content for space and consistency.
  2. A 500 word maximum description of proposed presentation to be considered by the program committee. As you develop your proposal, please keep the following items in mind.
    Does your innovative or creative proposal:
    • Address a current issue?
    • Include key details to make the concept of your proposal clear?
    • Relate to the conference strands: partnership, practice, program, or policy?
    • Clearly incorporate the conference theme?
    • Include components of NACCTEP’s Mission & Goals?
    • Include hands-on learning or teaching activities that will engage attendees?
    • Identify attendee outcomes?
  3. A brief description of presentation format, including intended audience.
  4. Implementation date of the partnership, practice, program, or policy.
  5. Audio visual requests in addition to a projector and screen may be subject to fees.
  6. Prior NACCTEP national conference presentation experience.

All proposals must be received on or before Friday, October 25, 2013.

Proposal Acceptance Letter Notification

Acceptance letters will be sent via email in late November 2013. Upon receipt of this email, presenters must register for the NACCTEP national conference; all presenters must be paid conference registrants.

Please contact Pam Asti at 480.517.8074 or with any questions regarding the proposal process. You may also fax at 480.377.4713

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