Local and National Standards

PBS TeacherLine develops courses in alignment with national standards developed by leading professional organizations, including those listed below. In addition, PBS member stations can customize course content so that it meets local and state education standards.

National Standards Organizations

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NCTM is the largest nonprofit professional association of mathematics educators in the world. Learn about NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.
Teaching and Technology
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
ISTE is a nonprofit professional organization with a worldwide membership of leaders in educational technology. Learn about the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS•T)
Reading /
Language Arts
National Council of Teachers of English
NCTE is a renowned professional association of educators in English Studies, Literature and Language Arts. Learn about the "Standards for the English Language Arts" sponsored by NCTE and the International Reading Association.


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