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NCEI has conducted several national and state studies which include surveys of teachers, school administrators, school board presidents, state departments of education, local school districts, individuals interested in becoming teachers, and individuals who have entered teaching through alternate routes.  NCEI has produced 45 data-based reports, some of which are available in pdf format.

Dr. C. Emily Feistritzer is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Alternative Certification (NCAC) and President and Founder of the National Center for Education Information (NCEI), a private, non-partisan research organization in Washington, D.C., specializing in survey research and data analysis.

Dr. Feistritzer has conducted several national and state studies in the past 32 years, which include surveys of teachers, school administrators, school board presidents, state departments of education, university colleges of education, local school districts, and persons interested in becoming teachers. She has authored 42 widely acclaimed data-based books on education, including; Alternate Routes to Teaching (2007); Alternative Teacher Certification: A State-by-State Analysis, updated annually since its first publication in 1990; Profile of Alternate Route Teachers (2005); The Making of A Teacher: A Report on Teacher Preparation in the U.S.(1999); Profile of Troops to Teachers (2005, and 1998); Profile of Teachers in the U.S. (2005, 1996, 1990, and 1986); Who Wants To Teach? (1992); and Teachers Crisis: Myth or Reality (1986). She is also Publisher and Founder of Feistritzer Publications, which publishes independent newsletters, including Teacher Education Reports, a bi-weekly newsletter covering all aspects of the teaching profession.

Dr. Feistritzer has testified before Congress and several state legislatures, briefed members of Administrations, delivered numerous speeches, and authored scores of articles in professional journals on the professional development for teachers and other school personnel, and teacher education and certification. Her work has been covered by newspapers and periodicals across the country, and she has appeared on numerous radio and television broadcasts to discuss issues concerning teachers. Dr. Feistritzer began her career as a high school science and mathematics teacher.



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