Grand Canyon University
January 16, 2011
Comparing and Contrasting Teacher Standards
There are many different standards that we as teachers must learn and be willing to follow. The Department of Education both on the federal level and on our individual state levels is always working on things to help both the teachers and the students.
Some of the standards are the No Child Left Behind (NCLB), The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and the Standards for each state, mine being Texas State Standards.
There are different requirements for becoming a teacher. Texas, the NCLB, and the CEC are similar in that all require a bachelor degree. All three standards require some form of testing for certification and knowledge of your area of teaching.
Texas | NCLB Highly Qualified | CEC |
1Teacher need to have a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university. Texas does not offer a degree in education | 1. Must have a bachelor degree | 1. Complete a bachelor’s degree |
2. Complete teachers certification | 2. Full state certification | 2. Possess the CEC Common Core of Knowledge and Skills Essential for all Beginning Special Education Students |
3. Test for subject and grade level you want to teach | 3. Competency in core academic subject area | 3. Have the knowledge and skills that are included in the CES Specialized Knowledge and Skills Essential for Beginning Special Education Teacher in the areas in which you will teach |
| | Serve a mentorship of at least 1 year |
INATASC | NBPTS | CEC | TEXAS(Special Education) |
Know of Subject Matter | Know the subject you are qualified in and how to instruct the students in those subjects | Collaboration Knowledge | Promotes student’s performances in English language arts, reading and math and all other academic area |
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