Ch 8: National Professional Organizations in Education

About This Chapter

Watch online education video lessons to explore the political activism and membership requirements of national professional teaching organizations in the United States.

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

Video Objectives
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.
Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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