Information Technology. Computer hardware and software; voice, data, network, satellite and other telecommuni¬cations technologies; and multimedia and application development tools. These technologies are used for the input, storage, processing, and communication of information.
Initial Teacher Preparation Programs. Programs at the baccalaureate or postbaccalaureate levels that prepare candi¬dates for the first license to teach. They include five-year programs, master's programs, and other postbaccalaureate and alternate route programs that prepare individuals for their first license in teaching.
Institutions. Schools, colleges, or departments of education in a university, or non-university providers.
Institutional Report. A report that provides the institutional and unit contexts, a description of the unit's con¬ceptual framework, and evidence that the unit is meeting the NCATE unit standards. The report serves as primary documentation for Board of Examiners teams conducting on-site visits. (See the NCATE website for details.)
Institutional Standards. Standards set by the institution that reflect its mission and identify important expectations for candidate learning that may be unique to the institution's professional education unit.
Internship. Generally, the post-licensure and/or graduate clinical practice under the supervision of clinical faculty; sometimes refers to the preservice clinical experience.
INTASC. The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) that has developed model performance-based standards and assessments for the licensure of teachers.