Associations provide educators with professional learning, networking and advocacy opportunities. Joining or participating in education associations is an effective way to stay current about the issues educators are concerned with as well as to show your support for the industry. Many associations put on conferences and tradeshows for their members which provide good opportunities for you to engage in-person with educators. 

This list will connect you with many of the most influential associations in the education market. 


Associations for Education Leaders

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)

Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Consortium of School Networking (CoSN)

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

National School Boards Association (NSBA)

State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

Associations for Teachers & Other Educators

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Association for Middle Level Educators (AMLE)

Association of American Educators (AAE)

Association of International Educators (NAFSA)

Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Education Association (NEA)

Subject-specific Associations 

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

American Historical Association (AHA)

Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE)

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

International Literacy Association (ILA)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

National Business Education Association (NBEA)

National Council for History Education (NCHE)

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Society of Health & Physical Educators (SHAPE America)

Library Associations

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

American Library Association (ALA)

Public Library Association (PLA)

Industry Associations for Education Companies

Education Market Association (EDmarket)

Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)

Other Associations

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Association of Fund-Raising Distributors & Suppliers (AFRDS)

National PTA

National Tutoring Association (NTA)

School Nutrition Association

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