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Global Resources

The following links provide access to global resources, closely aligned to Winthrop University’s teacher education and school leadership curriculum. The professional organizations provide resources to those who teach and lead and for those who train and develop aspiring teachers and school leaders.

Professional Organizations

  • The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world.
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.  Find out more about the Council for Exceptional Children.
  • International Reading Association (IRA) is a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 70,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities.
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.
  • The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.
  • The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation.
  • Praxis Test Information- Visit the Educational Testing Service for more information.  For information about the PRAXIS at Winthrop, visit Student Academic Services.
  • Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) promotes development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice knowledge through the SITE conference, books, collaborative projects with other organizations, and the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), is a global association for English language teaching professionals, which encompasses a network of approximately 52,000 educators worldwide. Representing a multifaceted academic discipline and profession, TESOL offers members serial publications, books, and electronic resources on current issues, ideas, and opportunities in the field of English language teaching.
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