Department of English at Illinois State University

English Education Resources

The following resources will assist English Edcuation majors in their professional development, employment, and further education in the field.

Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE)
IATE serves teachers of English in the State of Illinois through a variety of activities and publications. In addition to the annual fall conference, IATE members partake in local activities throughout the year and participate on standing committees that promote the interests of the IATE and its 1500 members.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
NCTE promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.

Illinois State Writing Project (ISWP)
At the ISWP, we believe that our enjoyment of writing and teaching can be contageous, and we watch proudly as our students learn to enjoy writing as a way to learn about their subjects, communicate their ideas, and change the world around them. We welcome teachers of all subject areas and all grade levels to join us for our Summer Institutes and year-round workshops. If you have a passion for writing and for teaching, we want to meet you!

National Writing Project
The National Writing Project (NWP) is a professional development network that serves teachers of writing at all grade levels, primary through university, and in all subjects. The mission of the NWP is to improve student achievement by improving the teaching of writing and improving learning in the nation’s schools.


Illinois State Board of Education
The Illinois State Board of Education provides leadership, assistance, resources and advocacy so that every student is prepared to succeed in careers and postsecondary education, and shares accountability for doing so with districts and schools.

Educator's Certification System
A web-based system that allows educators and district administrators access to certification data from ISBE's Teacher Certification Information System (TCIS).

Illinois Educational Job Bank
Whether you are looking for a job or are seeking qualified applicants to fill existing permanent, interim, full-time or part-time vacancies, the Illinois Education Job Bank is the state's premier online job bank.

K12 Job Spot
K12JobSpot is an indispensable online resource for employers and job seekers alike. Employers in the education field can post job openings and find highly qualified candidates, especially for difficult to fill positions. Job seekers can search a broad database of employment opportunities thoroughly and efficiently, based on geography, school district, and type of position.