Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
The Association of Teacher Educators was founded in 1920 and is the only national, individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education for both school- and campus-based teacher educators. ATE members represent over 650 colleges and universities, 500 major school systems and the majority of the state departments of education. The ATE office is located in the Washington, DC area where it represents its members' interests before governmental agencies and educational organizations.
National Education Association (NEA)
The National Education Association is America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Founded in 1857, the NEA encompasses over 2.3 million members who represent every U.S. state and work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs.
Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC)
The Wisconsin Education Association Council began as a statewide educational organization in 1853 and is now one of the fastest growing state-level associations in the country. WEAC represents the public policy, labor and professional interests of its 88,000 members that include teachers, university students, education support personnel and retired members.
The following site is a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction program.
- Wisconsin Improvement Program:
Teacher Internships (WIP)
The Wisconsin Improvement Program was originally founded in the latter 1950's and is now a component of the Department of Public Instruction. The program's two major initiatives are the Teacher Intern Program and the funding of professional development programs for interns and cooperating teachers throughout the state.
National Center on Educational Outcomes
The National Center on Educational Outcomes provides national leadership in the participation of students with disabilities in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements.
50 States' Certification Requirements
The University of Kentucky 's College of Education has collected information about teacher certification for the 50 states. The page is intended to help teachers and future teachers to gather planning information on their state of choice.