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Accreditation / Certification

50 States Certification Requirements
American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence
Higher Learning Commission
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
National Center for Alternative Certification
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Teacher Certification Map
Teacher Education Accreditation Council
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Articulation & Transfer

College Transfer Net
Improving Student Transfer from Community Colleges to Four-Year Institutions: The Perspective of Leaders from Baccalaureate Institutions (2011)
Transfer and Articulation: Paving the Way to Degree Completion (2009)

Associations / Organizations

Alliance for Excellent Education
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of Community Colleges
American Association of School Administrators
American Association of School Personnel Administrators
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
American Council for the Teaching and Learning of Foreign Languages
American Council on Education
American Educational Research Association
American Federation of Teachers
Association for Career and Technical Education
Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Community College Baccalaureate Association
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
League for Innovation in the Community College
National Alliance of Black School Educators

National Association for Alternative Certification
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs
National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
National Education Association
National Governors Association
National Head Start Association
National Indian Education Association
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
U.S. Distance Learning Association
Educational Partners and Resources

10 Myths & Realities About Community College Teacher Education Programs
American Federation of Teachers
Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
Center for Teaching Quality
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Act Early Campaign
Corporation for National and Community Service
Council of Chief State School Officers
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Education Development Center
Education Resource Organizations Directory
Guide to Education Programs
IDEA Partnership
Inside Higher Education
Institute for Educational Leadership
Institute of Education Sciences
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
National Council on Teacher Quality
Regional Resource Center Program
RGK Foundation
Teacher Tube
Teachers Count
U.S. Community Colleges by State
U.S. Department of Education - Guide to Education Programs

Grants / Funding

American Association of Community Colleges
American Federation of Teachers
Annenberg Foundation
Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
AT&T Learning Network
Bank of America Foundation
Braitmayer Foundation
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Carnegie Corporation
Citigroup Foundation
Coca-Cola Company
Corning Incorporated Foundation
Education World
Educational Foundation of America
eSchool News
Ford Motor Company Fund
Foundation Center
GEAR UP - Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program
Grants Alert
Guide to Education Programs
Guide to Online Schools
Humana Foundation
Intel Corporation
Lumina Foundation
Milken Family Foundation
NEA Foundation
National Science Foundation
Pacific Life Foundation
RGK Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Union Pacific Foundation
U.S. Department of Education - Funds for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
U.S. Department of Education - Grants
U.S. Department of Education - Office of Postsecondary Education


Academic Careers Online
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Educational Employment Board
Education World Career Center
Ihire Secondary Teachers
Recruiting Teachers
Teach for America
Teachers Support Network


Educational Policy Institute
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Institute for Higher Education Policy
No Child Left Behind
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Professional Development

Annenberg Media
Franklin Institute Resources for Science Learning
Mentor Leadership and Resource Network
National Staff Development Council
Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook
Teacher’s Guide

Research / Publications

ADD Center for the Study of Community Colleges
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Institutes for Research
American School Board Journal
An Exploratory Study of Community College Teacher Education Baccalaureate Alumni Experiences (2010)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Smartbrief
Benchmarking and Benchmarks: Effective Practice with Entering Students (2009)
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections
Chronicle of Higher Education
Community College Research Center
Community College Times
Consortium for Policy Research in Education
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Early Childhood Research and Practice
Education Commission of the States (ECS) e-Clips
ECS Newsletters and Blogs
Education Next
Education News
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Education Week
eSchool News
¡Excellencia in Education!
Lumina Foundation
Making Connections: Dimensions of Student Engagement (2009)
Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning Policy Briefs
Morrison Institute for Public Policy
NACCTEP Policy Briefs
NAEYC Beyond the Journal
National Center for Education Information (NCEI)
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
NCES – Condition of Education
NCES – Education Statistics Quarterly
NCES – Nation’s Report Card
National Center on Educational Outcomes
NEA Research
National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
National Research and Development Centers
National Staff Development Council Journal
RAND Corporation Research
Regional Educational Laboratory Program (REL)
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)
The Condition of Education
The Heart of Student Success (2010)
Transforming America’s Community Colleges: A Federal Policy Proposal to Expand Opportunity and Promote Economic Prosperity (2009)
U.S. Department of Education Newsletters
WestEd Research and Evaluation

National Education Association

Student Funding

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Sallie Mae
Teacher Loan Deferment
Teachers Count
U.S. Department of Education – Financial Aid
U.S. Department of Education: Office of Postsecondary Education