Research Sources of Additional Information: Teachers - Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle & Secondary

Information on licensure or certification requirements and approved teacher training institutions is available from local school systems and State departments of education.

Information on the teaching profession and on how to become a teacher can be obtained from:

Information on teachers’ unions and education-related issues may be obtained from the following sources:

  • American Federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20001.
  • National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW., Washington, DC 20036.

A list of institutions with accredited teacher education programs can be obtained from:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1023. Internet: http://www.ncate.org

Information on alternative certification programs can be obtained from:

  • National Center for Alternative Certification, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 201, Washington, DC 20006. Internet: http://www.teach-now.org

For information on vocational education and vocational education teachers, contact:

For information on careers in educating children and issues affecting preschool teachers, contact either of the following organizations:

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th St. NW., Washington, DC 20036. Internet: http://www.naeyc.org
  • Council for Professional Recognition, 2460 16th St. NW., Washington, DC 20009-3575. Internet: http://www.cdacouncil.org