English Education Affiliated Groups

The following resources will assist English Education 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.

Visit the IATE site

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.

Visit the NCTE site

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.

Visit the National Writing Project site

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.

Visit the ISBE site

Educator's Certification System

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

Visit the Educator's Certification System site

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.

Visit the Illinois Educational Job Bank site

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.

Visit the K12 Job Spot site