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National Professional Organizations in Education - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
National education organizations serve the professional needs of current teachers, as well as students enrolled in postsecondary education programs. If you're interested in learning more about what some of them have to offer, check out this chapter's short video lessons and quizzes. We'll help you examine some of these organizations' political objectives and membership requirements. You can also discover the variety of organizations catering to the professional needs of teachers in certain fields, including math, the language arts and social studies. By the time you reach the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with characteristics of the following:
- The National Education Association
- The American Federation of Teachers
- Educational organizations for specific fields
|National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism||Learn what's required to become a member of the National Education Association. You can also examine the objectives of this organization's political activism.|
|American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism||Survey some of the political activism taken on by the American Federation of Teachers. Explore its membership requirements.|
|Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education||Get some examples of the major professional organizations specific to your teaching area.|
1. National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism
The National Education Association (NEA) is an organization of professional educators in the United States. Explore an overview of the NEA, including its mission, values, membership requirements, and activism.
2. American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is a union focused on expanding teachers' rights. Explore this overview of AFT's structure, mission, membership requirements, and activism.
3. Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education
Field-specific professional organizations, or subject-specific organizations, are membership-based associations for teachers that specialize in news, professional development, and discounts. Explore the benefits of joining professional organizations, learn about national councils, and discover how to find one in a subject area.
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