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Welcome to the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) Executive Board!  You are part of the premier Association in addressing the needs, issues, and concerns of community college teacher education programs. Thank you for joining our Executive Board.  The purpose of this page is to provide you with important background information to help prepare you for your role as a NACCTEP Executive Board member.  We hope you find this information helpful and look forward to working with you.


Our Mission

To promote the community college role in the recruitment, preparation, retention, and renewal of diverse early childhood and K-12 teachers and to advance quality teacher education programs in the community college.


Our Goals

  • Advocate, support, and represent community college teacher education programs at the national level.

  • Develop services, resources, and activities to enhance and promote the role of community college teacher education programs.

  • Establish and foster strategic alliances.

  • Strengthen and expand the Association.


History of NACCTEP

Community colleges have played an important role in teacher preparation since their inception in the early 20th century. During the past decade, community colleges have taken a much larger and more visible role in the development of educators. Nationally, over 48 percent of community colleges have teacher education programs.

As additional teacher education programs were developed throughout the United States, many community colleges sought to identify colleagues engaged in similar work who could provide support and expertise.  In the fall of 2000, representatives of Cerritos College and the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) met to explore the development of a national association for community colleges involved in teacher education. In 2001, the first organizational meeting was held in Chicago and attended by 41 participants from 17 states.

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) was formally established in 2002 through a partnership among the MCCCD, Cerritos College, The League for Innovation in the Community College, and the American Association of Community Colleges. NACCTEP is based out of the MCCCD District Office.


Role of Executive Board Members and Operating Procedures

The role of Executive Board members is to provide leadership and guidance to the Association.  Duties include promoting and coordinating the activities of the organization.  Board members are expected to participate on one or more committees/working groups.  The Board is made of individuals with different backgrounds from locations throughout the country.  We need and want your perspective and ideas on issues and projects.  More details about role of board members and operating procedures for the association may be found here.


NACCTEP Executive Board Members

It is important that you get to know your fellow Board members. Their photos, contact information, and bios may be found here.

Key Events

NACCTEP Fall Board Meeting - The annual NACCTEP Fall Board meeting is held in Washington, DC.  This one-and-a-half day meeting is held in September or early October in the offices of the American Association of Community Colleges.  The purpose of the meeting is to help connect the Board with policies and initiatives that may impact our teacher education programs, network with other national organizations, identify partnership/funding opportunities, and collaborate with fellow Board members. The exact dates will be sent to you as soon as they are available.

NACCTEP National Conference - The NACCTEP national conference is held annually in February or March.  Our conference is held in partnership with the League of Innovation in the Community College, locations vary depending on the League conference location.  We hold our NACCTEP Spring Board meeting the first day of the conference.  The Spring Board meeting focuses on leadership, partnership, and advocacy.

Board Connect Conference Calls – A 30 minute conference call will be held monthly for Board members to connect, communicate, and collaborate.  These quick calls allow Board member to provide updates and learn about key initiatives and events.  Available dates will be sought from Board members.



Many great resources, including the Member Profile Survey, Models of Success, Myths Brochure, & others can be found on the NACCTEP resource page.  Please utilize these documents to help us promote the Association and the role of community colleges in teacher education.

Board member opportunities

There are many opportunities for to be involved as a Board member.  Here are a few suggestions to consider:

  • Write articles for and about NACCTEP
  • Share NACCTEP  information at the local and state level
  • Include the NACCTEP website link on your resources for students and staff
  • Share exciting new research or teaching adventures.
  • Contribute your ideas at the meetings, emails, online, and anytime.
  • Attend all Board meetings, the national conference, and be active during the monthly  calls
  • Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments.


More ideas may be found here.


We look forward to working with you!  If you have any questions please contact our office at or 480.517.8074.