About NCPE

NCPE’s Objectives

  • Encouraging and assisting in the development and improvement of historic preservation education programs and endeavors in the United States and elsewhere
  • Coordinating efforts related to preservation education with public and private organizations and interested individuals
  • Facilitating the collection, exchange and dissemination of information and ideas concerning preservation education
  • Creating public awareness of endeavors in preservation education

NCPE’s Activities

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The NCPE Guide to Academic Programs in Historic Preservation and Allied Fields is provided as a reference source to assist prospective students in identifying various historic preservation education degree programs in the United States.

NCPE publishes the Preservation Education & Research (PER) journal. The mission of this peer-reviewed journal is to exchange and disseminate information concerning preservation education and research.

NCPE sponsors internships, preservation conferences, and PreserveNet.

Annual membership meetings are held in the fall, generally at the same location and time as the annual conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A highpoint of each annual meeting is the dinner banquet at which NCPE members and guests honor an outstanding preservation educator with NCPE’s James Marston Fitch Award.

For more information of the National Council for Preservation Education, please contact the chair of the NCPE Executive Committee listed in the upper-right of this page.

Faculty Guidance

Guidelines for Assessing the Achievement of a Preservation Educator

Look out for our annual preservation education conference!

October 2019 in Denver
October 2020 in Miami