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Teacher Quality

Teachers strive for excellence. They challenge themselves so they are better able to meet the needs of their students and their families.

The NEA Teacher Quality department supports teachers throughout their careers as they engage with students, colleagues, and school improvement. All students deserve quality teachers who are engaged with their schools and communities, and the NEA provides programs and opportunities that assist teachers throughout their professional journey.

No matter where you are in your teaching journey, the NEA has resources and programs available to you.  

In addition to these educator support programs, Teacher Quality also works on local, state, and federal policies related to Educator Quality issues (e.g. teacher preparation, teacher induction, teacher licensure, teacher leadership). 

So, whether looking for specific individual professional supports (e.g. micro-credentials) or trying to better understand teacher-related policies, Teacher Quality is the NEA’s home for these issues. 

Teacher Leadership: Policy Pathway Micro-Credentials

Become a leader in your school community. Earn valuable micro-credentials and learn how to advocate for diversity, equity, and cultural competence and develop leadership skills in instruction, policy, and/or your association.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.