Professional Standards

The NES provides carefully developed, comprehensive teacher certification tests based on professionally reviewed and accepted academic standards, both national and global. Some of the widely recognized pedagogy and content standards consulted throughout test development include:

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children: Initial Licensure Standards*
  • Association for Childhood Education International: Elementary Education Standards*
  • International Reading Association: Standards for Reading Professionals*
  • National Council for Teachers of English: Program for Initial Preparation of Teachers of Secondary English Language Arts*
  • National Council for Teachers of Mathematics: Program for Initial Preparation of Mathematics Teachers*
  • National Science Teachers Association: Standards for Science Teacher Preparation*
  • National Council for the Social Studies: National Standards for Social Studies Teachers*
  • National Center for History in the Schools: National Standards for History
  • Council for Exceptional Children: Individualized General Curriculum Referenced Standards*
  • Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs: CACREP Standards
  • National Business Association: Business Education Standards
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: Program Standards for the Preparation of Foreign Language Teachers*
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.: ESL Standards for PreK to 12 Students*
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance: Standards for Initial Preparation of Physical Education Teachers*
  • American Association for Health Education: Standards for Health Education Teacher Preparation
  • American Association of School Librarians/Association for Education Communications and Technology: Information Power-Building Partnerships for Learning*
  • International Society for Technology in Education: National Education Technology Standards for Teachers*
  • National Standards for Arts Education: What Every Young American Should Know and Be Able to Do in the Arts
  • National Association of State Administrators for Family and Consumer Sciences: Family and Consumer Sciences Education National Standards
  • Council of Chief State School Officers: Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium Standards
  • National Board of Professional Teaching Standards: The Five Core Propositions
  • National Association for Gifted Children: Pre-K to Grade 12 Gifted Programming Standards
  • National Association for Gifted Children and Council for Exceptional Children: Teacher Knowledge and Skill Standards for Gifted and Talented Education*
  • Computer Science Teachers Association Standards
  • K to 12 Computer Science Framework

* Recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

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