Professional and Student Organizations
Policy and Advocacy
- Alliance for Excellent Education
- American Educational Research Association
- Association for Childhood Education International
- Center for Teaching Quality
- The College Board
- Council for Exceptional Education
- Education Commission of the States
- Educators 4 Excellence
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- National Association for Gifted Children
- National Association for Sport and Physical Education
- National Association of State Boards of Education
- National Commision on Teaching & America’s Future
- National Council on Teacher Quality
- National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform
- National Parent Teachers Association
- National School Boards Association
- The New Teacher Project
- Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education
- Teach Plus
- American Association of Physics Teachers
- American Association of School Administrators
- American Association of School Personnel Administrators
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
- American Federation of Teachers
- Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
- Association for Middle Level Education
- Council of Chief State School Officers
- Council of the Great City Schools
- Edcamp Foundation
- International Society for Technology in Education
- Learning Forward (NSDC)
- National Art Education Association
- National Association of Biology Teachers
- National Association of Elementary School Principals
- National Association of Secondary School Principals
- National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
- National Council for Social Studies
- National Council of Teachers of English
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- National Education Association
- National Middle School Association
- National Rural Education Association
- National Science Teachers Association
- Phi Delta Kappa
- United States Distance Learning Association
Open Access Databases
News and Information Resources
- 4 the Love of Teaching
- 5th Grade Rocks, 5th Grade Rules
- Bridging Differences
- Coach In and Out
- Cool Cat Teacher
- A Cupcake for the Teacher
- Ladybug’s Teacher Files
- Learning is Messy
- Math Notations
- The Nerdy Teacher
- Regurgitated Alpha Bits
- The Schroeder Page
- Teach for Us
- The Teaching Palette
- An Urban Teacher’s Education
- Two Writing Teacher
- World History Educators
- A Year of Reading
- Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellowship
- Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship
- TNTP Teaching Fellows
- The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
- Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
- U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellowship
- EarthWatch Institute Teacher Fellowships
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program
This free job board is dedicated to making a nationwide search for education employment as convenient and straightforward as possible. Users may post a profile for potential employers to browse, as well as search through their large collection of job postings.
K12JobSpot offers a user-friendly interface, allowing job hunters to browse positions by state or search for specific criteria. You can also setup a free account to receive job alerts for specific search criteria.
Noting that one of the biggest issues in education is teachers leaving the field due to dissatisfaction with their work environment, MyEdMatch was created with the goal of transforming the way teachers are matched with schools. The service allows teachers to create an in-depth digital resume with samples of their work in the classroom. They also offer unique search parameters which allow educators to browse listings according to their educational beliefs and goals.
Both new and experienced teachers can benefit from this resource. Schoolspring provides free accounts with career document management tools, a simple job search engine, custom job alerts and a comprehensive application tool.
This national nonprofit is dedicated to changing education for underprivileged students. After a rigorous application process, they take promising teachers and place them in classrooms across the country in poor and underserved neighborhoods.
Teachers Support Network is a for-profit organization with the mission to connect highly qualified teachers with the schools that need them. They offer teachers the chance to build a personal portfolio that will be posted in a database frequently browsed by school districts. Additionally, they allow candidates to perform a skills assessment called “TeacherKeys,” which will score them on essential abilities and make these scores viewable to schools.
A nationwide job board, Teachers-Teachers attempts to make the education job search as easy as possible. Their free resources allow you to maintain an online profile that is searchable by recruiters and makes applying for positions easy. Your account comes with a dashboard that enables you to easily monitor job applications and their statuses.
This nonprofit’s niche is the international market. Teachers can use this site to browse positions around the world, get job alerts and post their resumes for employers to browse. It also hosts a number of resources for teachers that are new to international education and would like to learn more.
USReap is the business side of EducationPlus. Standing for Regional Education Applicant Placement, this service works by having teachers fill out an application that is reviewed by the organization’s member schools. Educators can also browse and apply to specific postings in which they are interested.
Licensure and Certification
Listed by State…
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Washington D.C.
- West Virginia
The AP conference is the premier gathering of Advanced Placement Program professionals. AP courses cover college level material in high school, preparing students to take AP tests for college credit. During the conference, colleagues discuss teaching strategies, test results, classroom technology and continuing education units.
The Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo brings together special education teachers and experts from across the globe to discuss the latest developments in classroom techniques, technology and theory.
Aiming to evolve the concept of the conference, this non-profit foundation set out to create an “un-conference.” They have inspired a number of grassroots ‘Edcamps’ all over the globe. These small, informal sessions serve as a chance for to teachers to network in their communities and share their thoughts and ideas on education as it affects them locally.
Holding multiple conferences per year all off the country, the NSTA provides ample opportunities for science teachers to connect with other industry professionals, as well as present original research. Follow the link above for dates, locations and information on how to register.
With over 10,000 attendees at the 2015 meeting in Boston, this national exposition is an excellent resource for both new and seasoned teachers in mathematics. Attendees will have a chance to listen to some of the top professionals in the field present on a range of topics, as well as explore the city while networking with teachers from all over the globe.
The NCTE focuses on creating a holistic agenda for their meeting. English teachers will focus on the study of language as art, how to teach inside and outside of the classroom and how to be a healthy well-rounded professional.
Boasting a special joint appearance by Napoleon Bonaparte and Thomas Jefferson, the 95th NCSS Annual Conference should provide attendees with a light-hearted, in-depth learning opportunity. The event has an impressive list of speakers discussing a breadth of social studies and teaching related topics. This conference sells out quickly, so be sure to book your reservations well in advance.