AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science
AACTE American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
AAHE American Association for Health Education
AANAPISI Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions
AASA American Association of School Administrators
AASCU American Association of State Colleges and Universities
AASL/ALA American Association of School Librarians/American Library Association
AAUP American Association of University Professors
ACE American Council on Education
ACR Alliance for Curriculum Reform
ACEI Association for Childhood Education International
ACTFL American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Inc.
AECT Association for Educational Communications and Technology
AERA American Educational Research Association
AFT American Federation of Teachers
AIHEC American Indian Higher Education Council
AILACTE Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education
AIMS Accreditation Information Management System
APA American Psychological Association
ASCD Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASPA Association of Specialized Professional Accreditors
ATE Association of Teacher Educators
CACREP Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
CADREI Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions
CAE Council for Aid to Education
CAEP Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation
CLA Collegiate Learning Assessment
CCSSO Council of Chief State School Officers
CEC Council for Exceptional Children
CHEA Council for Higher Education Accreditation
CIC Council of Independent Colleges
CQAIE Center for Quality Assurance in International Education
CSFE Council for Social Foundations of Education
ECS Education Commission of the States
ED/USED U.S. Department of Education
edTPA Education Teacher Performance Assessment
ELCC Educational Leadership Constituent Council
ELL English Language Learner
EPP Educator Preparation Provider
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ETS Educational Testing Service
HACU Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
HBCU Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HEA Higher Education Act
HSI Hispanic-Serving Institution
IES Institute of Education Sciences
IHE Institution of Higher Education
InTASC Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium
IRA International Reading Association
ISLLC Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium
ISTE International Society for Technology in Education
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association/Council on Technology Teacher Education
LFA Learning First Alliance
MET Measures of Effective Teaching (Gates Foundation project)
MOOC Massive Open Online Course
MSACS Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
MSI Minority-Serving Institution
NAAEE North American Association for Environmental Education
NABSE National Alliance of Black School Educators
NACIQI National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (U.S. Department of Education)
NAE National Academy of Education
NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress (policies set by the National Assessment Governing board; assessment program administered by the National Center for Education Statistics)
NAESP National Association of Elementary School Principals
NAEYC National Association for the Education of Young Children
NAFEO National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
NAGC National Association for Gifted Children
NAME National Association for Multicultural Education
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NASBE National Association of State Boards of Education
NASDTEC National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification
NASM National Association of Schools of Music
NASP National Association of School Psychologists
NASSP National Association of Secondary School Principals
NBPTS National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
NCACS North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
NCATE National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
NCES National Center for Education Statistics
NCLB No Child Left Behind
NCSS National Council for the Social Studies
NCTAF National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
NCTE National Council of Teachers of English
NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NCTQ National Council on Teaching Quality
NEA National Education Association
NEASC New England Association of Schools and Colleges
NNER National Network for Educational Renewal
NPBEA National Policy Board for Educational Administration
NPEAT National Partnership for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching
NRC National Research Council
NSBA National School Boards Association
NSSE National Survey of Student Engagement
NSTA National Science Teachers Association
PDS Professional Development School
PEDS Professional Education Data System (formerly known as the AACTE/NCATE Joint Data Collection System)
PLC Professional Learning Community
PRS Program Review System
QEM Quality Education for Minorities
RFTEN Reading First Teacher Education Network
RTT or RTTT or R2T Race to the Top
SACS Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
SHEEO State Higher Education Executive Officers
TCU Tribal Colleges and Universities
TEAC Teacher Education Accreditation Council
TECSCU Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities
TESOL Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
TFA Teach for America
UNCF United Negro College Fund
WASC Western Association of Schools and Colleges
WINHEC World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Council

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