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Professional Organizations

K-8 Organizations

Early Childhood

South Carolina Early Childhood Association (SCECA)

National Association of Early Childhoold Teacher Educators (NAECTE)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Elementary Education

Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI)

Middle Level Education

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)

Collegiate Middle Level Association 

K-12 Organizations


Arts Education Partnership (AEP) 

National Art Education Association (NAEA)


American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)


National Association for Music Education (NAFME) 

South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA) 

Physical Education

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)

South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (SCAAHPERD)

Physical Education Majors Club 

Special Education

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)


American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE)

Educational Theatre Association  

World Languages

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 

South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers’ Association (SCFLTA) 

Secondary Education Organizations


National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

South Carolina Science Council (SCSC)


National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 

South Carolina Council of Teachers of English (SCCTE) 


National Council for History Education (NCHE)


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 

SC Council of Teachers of Mathematics (SCCTM) 

Political Science

Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR) 

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)  

The South Carolina Council for the Social Studies (SCCSS) 

Additional Organizations

Counseling Associations

American Counseling Association (ACA)

American Counseling Association - Southern Region 

Education Leadership

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)  

American Educational Research Association (AERA)  

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) 

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)  

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)  

Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK)  

South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA)

Family and Consumer Sciences

Winthrop Association of Family and Consumer Sciences  

Fine Arts 

State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE)  

South Carolina Art Education Association (SCAEA)  

National Art Education Association (NAEA)  

Multidisciplinary Organizations

International Honor Society in Education (Kappa Delta Pi)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards  

National Education Association (NEA)  

Palmetto State Teacher Association (PSTA)  

The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) 

School Psychology

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)  

South Carolina Association of School Psychologists (SCASP)