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Professional Associations

There are numerous professional associations in the field of education. Most of the associations are discipline or job specific with their focus. Also, most publish quality journals and hold professional developments conferences and workshops. These meetings vary in form: local, state, regional, national, and international.

Frequently these associations provide for discounted student memberships. Some of the most well known associations are listed below.

American Association of School Administrators—http://www.aasa.org/
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages—http://www.actfl.org/
American Educational Research Association—http://www.aera.net/
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)—http://www.aft.org/
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)—http://www.ascd.org/
Council for Exceptional Children—http://www.cec.sped.org/
International Reading Association (IRA)—http://www.reading.org/
National Association for Elementary School Principals—http://www.naesp.org/
National Association for School Psychologists—http://www.nasp.org/
National Association for Secondary School Principals—http://www.nassp.org/
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)—http://www.ncss.org/
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)—http://www.ncte.org/
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)—http://www.nctm.org/
National Education Association (NEA)—http://www.nea.org/
National Middle School Association—http://www.nmsa.org/
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)—http://www.nsta.org/

Regional - National Information

State of Tennessee, Department of Education—www.state.tn.us/education
State of Tennessee Curriculum Standards—www.state.tn.us/education/ci/standards
Gateway Tests—www.state.tn.us/education/cigateway
Praxis Examination Information—http://www.ets.org/
INTASC Core Principles—www.ccsso.org/INTASC
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards—http://www.nbpts.org/
National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education—http://www.ncate.org/
National Education Association—http://www.nea.org/
United States Department of Education—http://www.ed.gov/

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools:

Council for Accreditation and School Improvment —http://www.sacscasi.org/
AdvancED - http://www.advanc-ed.org
Commission on Colleges—http://www.sacscoc.org/

Research

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