Education Associations

Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Education Student Associations


Chronical of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities.  Visit

Association for Career and Technical Education
The Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. Visit

American Federation of Techers
The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, was founded in 1916 and today represents 1.7 million members in more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide. Visit

American Association of School Administrators
AASA is the premier association for school system leaders and serves as the national voice for public education and district leadership on Capitol Hill. Visit

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is the leading voice on educator preparation. AACTE represents more than 800 postsecondary institutions with educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are ready to teach all learners. Visit

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.  Visit

Association for Experiential Education
Focusing on all aspects of experiential education with historical roots in adventure-based and outdoor education. Visit

American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)
The mission of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding opportunities for adult growth and development; Visit

National Association of Special Education Teachers
National membership organization for professionals including teachers, professors, and graduate students dedicated to education of children with special needs. Visit

Independent Educational Consultants Association
The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) is a not-for-profit, international professional association representing experienced independent educational consultants.Professional association of full-time educational consultants. Visit