News & Notes


Registration now open for 30th Annual NAAC Conference!

You don’t want to miss the 2020 conference April 14-17 in Seattle. Along with Keynote presenters Dr. Michael McKibbin, a nationally-recognized educator and leader who spearheaded the alternative certification in-service teaching model for California that serves as a foundation for programs nationally, and alternatively-certified teacher, author and national motivational speaker and trainer Robert Jackson, there will be a full-day Grow Your Own Pre-conference, super breakout sessions, other exciting and inspirational speakers and thrilling optional excursions. Registration information. 

  • Nominations for NAAC Board of Directors are now being accepted. The election takes place at our Annual Conference and nominees are needed for Regions 2 and 4. Visit the Member Home Page for more information. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2020, so don't delay!

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The leading organization for alternative certification.


NAAC advocates for standards-driven alternative educator preparation leading to effective school staffing.


NAAC reviews trends and issues to inform best practices in educator preparation and in the classroom.


NAAC supports members and the field with research, resources, conferences, and connections.

What is alternative certification and why is it important? Simply stated, it is a way to address the national teacher shortage by providing a faster route for career-changers to get into the classroom. 
NAAC is the professional organization representing education programs, colleges and institutions offering those alternative certification programs, school districts that hire new teachers, governments that set policy, and researchers.
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