NTEC’s mission is to support teaching and learning by recruiting and training adults committed to the success of all children. We address that mission by partnerning with universities to provide high-quality career-oriented programs leading to teacher licensure in shortage areas including special education, bilingual education, and English for second-language learners.
NTEC specializes in the design of on-the-job alternative certification programs that allow committed adults to earn their license while serving their communities as full-time paid teachers. To advance that goal, we recruit candidates with a commitment to the principle that all children can, and will learn, help them to find a teaching job, and enroll them in alternative certification programs. The programs use a blend of online and traditional instruction designed to provide support to working teachers. NTEC teachers allow our school district partners to recruit, train and certify teachers for high-vacancy teaching jobs.