Bernard V. Rezabek, 54, associate director of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education in Washington, died of a heart ailment Aug. 21 at Arlington Hospital.

He had lived in McLean since 1967, when he came to Washington to take the position with the Council. Prior to that, he had been associated with several universities.

Born in Wester, Neb., Mr. Rezabek grew up in Medford, Okla. He attended Northern Oklahoma College and received a bachelor's degree from Central State University in Edmond, Okla.

During World War II, he commanded a Navy landing craft in the Pacific.After the war, he earned a master's degree in education from the University of Oklahoma and taught in Winslow, Ariz.

In 1950, Mr. Rezabek became a high school teacher in Cleveland, Okla. He then returned to the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a doctorate in education.

He taught at Wichita State University in Kansas from 1953 to 1959, when he became a professor and administrator in the college of education at the University of Wyoming, where he served until coming here.

Mr. Rezabek was a member of Columbia Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Frankie Rezabek, and two children, Landra and Grant, of the home; three sisters, Erma Rezabek, of Oklahoma City, Mary Ann Rezabek, of Tulsa, Okla., and Marjorie McFadden, of [WORD ILLEGIBLE] Tex., and a brother, Ernest, of Martin, Tenn.