EDEL 511: Professional Associations

This research guide was created to support students in EDEL 511.

List of Recommended Professional Associations

A list of professional associations for teachers and educators. Explore association home pages for links to curriculum resources, publications, position statements, and more.

National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenThe nation's leading voice for high-quality early childhood education for children from birth to through age 8. NAEYC's mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resource.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) - The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.The mission of NSTA is to to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.

National Council of Teachers of English - The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. This mission statement was adopted in 1990:"The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.“

National Association for Bilingual Education - NABE's mission is to advocate for our nation's Bilingual and English Language Learners and families and to cultivate a multilingual multicultural society by supporting and promoting policy, programs, pedagogy, research and professional development that yield academic success, value native language, lead to English proficiency, and respect cultural and linguistic diversity.

National Association for Multicultural Education Advancing and Advocating for Social Justice & Equity - The founders of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) envisioned an organization that would bring together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations. NAME today is an active, growing organization, with members from throughout the United States several other countries. Educators from preschool through higher education and representatives from business and communities comprise NAME's membership.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) - The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.

American Educational Research Association (AERA) - The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, civics, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education. 

National Art Education Association - NAEA represent the professional judgment of the art education field about the characteristics of preparation programs that will enable all visual arts educators to provide high-quality art instruction for every student.