NAAEE needs your input! NAAEE is an organizational member of NCATE (www.ncate.org) and is in the process of writing Program Standards for the Initial Preparation of Environmental Educators for NCATE. The writing team has developed draft standards and rubrics. Now, the writing team needs to hear from you! This draft is posted on the NAAEE Web site at http://naaee.org/pages/projects/inv_to_participate.html
Please take the time to review the document and submit your comments by May 22, 2006.
Currently, NCATE has approved program standards for 20 different disciplines (e.g., elementary education, science education, social studies education). In many states, the NCATE/state partnership agreement requires colleges and universities to address the NCATE program standards as part of the accreditation review process. Consequently, the development of NCATE Environmental Education Program Standards is an important effort for the environmental education community. These standards, when fully development and approved, will impact environmental education in schools across the country.
For additional information about the project, please contact Bora Simmons (email@example.com).
Input on NCATE EE Standards Needed by May 22nd