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Government and Non-Government Agencies
Transcript of Government and Non-Government Agencies
Department of Education
Is a government agency created to help states establish effective school systems. Today, the Department of Education operates programs that touch on every area and level of education.
National Science Foundation
Is a goverment agency created "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense; and for other purposes.”
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
Is a government agency that manages and finances many of the schools on Native American Reservations.
Department of Defense (DOD)
Is a government agency responsible for the Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, the Coast Guard Academy at New London, and the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. The DOD also operates a school system ( Department of Defense Education Activity, or DoDEA) for the children of military staff wherever members are stationed.
Department of the Interior
Is a government agency that has the educational responsibility for children of national park employees; for Samoa ( classified as an outlying possession); and for the trust territories of the Pacific, such as the Caroline and Marshall Islands. The Department of the Interior oversees Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Regional Education Laboratories
The federal government funds a set of ten regional education laboratories, which provide curriculum development, technical assistance, and evaluation services to school districts and states.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Is a non-government agency that grants professional accreditation in teacher education to the school, college, or department of education that is responsible for preparing teachers and other educators.
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
Is a non-government agency that offers accreditation to teacher education programs. TEAC is newer than NCATE and is also dedicated to helping improve degree programs for professional educators.
Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC)
Is a non-government agency that created a set of 10 standards that describe what teachers should know and be able to do.
National Education Association (NEA)
Is a non-government agency. The NEA is a teacher union and is by far the largest teachers’ organization. The NEA is committed to advancing public education and improving working conditions. The NEA also provides resources to teachers; such as handbooks on a variety of topics.
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Is a non-government agency and is the second largest teachers' union. The AFT has stressed that organized labor was an important force in establishing our system of free public schools and that it has actively supported school improvement programs.
Are non-government organizations that grant accreditation on a university's financial status, student services, and general studies curriculum. There are 6 regional agencies that are named based on the general region they are in. For example, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools cover states in the upper central part of the US.