NASDTEC Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles
NASDTEC believes that all students should have educators who are held to high standards.
NASDTEC is dedicated to providing leadership and support to those responsible for the
preparation, certification/licensure, ethical and professional practice, and continuing
professional development of educators.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES: (NASDTEC's Goals)
Leadership and Advocacy
Provide leadership for the adoption and implementation of high standards for the selection, preparation, and assessment of candidates for certification/licensure as educators;
Promote linkages between standards for educators and student achievement;
Promote sound practices, policies, and procedures for the continued improvement of the preparation, certification/licensure, employment, and career-long development of educators;
Recognize the role of a variety of entities, which support or provide for preparation, certification/licensure, and career-long development of educators for service in schools.
Information and Dissemination
Disseminate information on the use of technology and other methodologies that enhance the management of certification/licensing systems;
Make available current information on requirements and procedures related to the preparation and certification/licensure of educators.
Quality Assurance and Protection
Provide policies and practices to protect students from educators who have been found unfit to practice;
Facilitate the mobility of certified/licensed educators.
Collaborate with other constituencies involved with the preparation and certification/licensure of well-prepared school personnel committed to ensuring all students achieve at high levels;
Facilitate communication among entities responsible for the preparation, certification/licensure, and professional development of educators.