Professional Organizations and Student Resources


AAACE American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides leadership and research for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding opportunities for adult growth and development; unifying adult educators; fostering the development and dissemination of theory, research, information, and best practices; promoting identity and standards for the profession; and advocating relevant public policy and social change initiatives. Information on the annual conference and membership can be found on the website.
10111 Martin Luther King, Jr. Hwy
Suite 200C
Bowie, MD 20720

International Society for Self-Directed Learning (ISSDL) The International Self-Directed Learning Symposium is held annually in late January in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  Student scholarships are available along with student membership rates.  The symposium features paper presentations from notable leaders in the field of self-directed learning and the opportunity to interact with researchers in the field of self-directed learning.

The Virginia Association for Adult and Continuing Education (VA ACE) VA ACE is an association of adult and continuing education practitioners. It is dedicated to the professional interests and learning needs of its members. VA ACE serves the practitioner who is active in city and county adult programs, extension services, government, industry, health services, higher education, and nonprofit organizations.


Association of Christian Schools International
P.O. Box 65130
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
Phone 719.528.6906

The International Community of Christians in Teacher Education (ICCTE) is currently developing a constitution and by-laws. They hold conferences every two years and sponsor a peer reviewed on-line journal. The first issue of the ICCTE Journal was the result of a journey of exploration that began over ten years ago, and hopefully will allow Christians who are involved with teacher education and related fields to build their networks, share their insights, research findings and encouragement with one another. This is a scholarly effort and the articles presented here represent the hard work of scholars in producing, critiquing and refining their thinking about what it means to be a Christian involved with the work of preparing and supporting educators. However, this is an effort of the heart, as well. The bonds of fellowship and the sharing of blessings across time and many miles have been enjoyed by a number of us who have participated in ICCTE events over the last decade.


National Association for Gifted Children is the the premier organization for support of Gifted and Talented Children in the US, as well as internationally. Graduate  students are welcomed in NAGC, and receive special, discounted membership and convention
707 L Street, N.W. - Suite 550
Washington, DC 20036

The Virginia Association for the Gifted (VAG) is the state affiliate of NAGC, and hosts an annual meeting, typically in the Williamsburg area, each year
P. O. Box 26212
Richmond, VA  23260-6212


Association for School Curriculum Development (ASCD)
1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP )
1615 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) 
1904 Association Drive,
Reston, VA 20191-1537

Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (VAESP)

Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP)

Virginia Association for School Curriculum Development (VASCD)

Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS)
405 Emmet Street
P. O. Box 400265
Charlottesville Virginia 22904 - 4265
434- 924-0538


Christian Educators Association International (CEAI)
For an annual student fee of $25, members of CEAI will automatically be insured up to $1,000,000 for legal actions filed against you arising out of your educational duties (in the United States only, no overseas coverage).
 PO Box 45610, Westlake, OH 44145

Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA)
Students interested in joining the SVEA should contact the local chapter advisor (ODU) for an officer for a membership form. Students receive, as a benefit of student membership, a one million dollar liability policy during internship.
116 South Third Street, Richmond, VA 23219
800-552-9554 or 804- 648-5801

The American Professional Agency, Inc. (American Home Assurance Company)
Limit of Coverage: $1,000,000 - $3,000,000 = $35.00 annually
Limit of Coverage: $2,000,000 - $4,000,000 = $41.00 annually
95 Broadway, Amityville, N.Y. 11701
800-421-6694 or 516-691-6400

Virginia Professional Educators
P.O. Box 885 Fredericksburg, VA 22404


American Educational Research Association (AERA)
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results

Association for Educational Communications and Technology
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed towards improving instruction through technology.


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership and professional development to support teachers in ensuring equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.

National Science Teacher Association (NSTA)
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 60,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.


Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
The Council for Exceptional Children is an international organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.  This community of educators has the mission of improving the quality of life for those with exceptionalities.

Virginia Council for Exceptional Children (VA CEC)
The CEC  mission of one of excellence by adding local resources for teachers, administrators, parents and other special education professionals. Resources include state and regional conferences and workshops, VA CEC Newsletters, and other professional development support. They  advocate for individuals with disabilities, their families, and their teachers. As an organization, they lead the state each  year in recognizing children with disabilities in our Exceptional Children's Week and our "Yes I Can" awards for students with disabilities.


American Evaluation Association (AEA) is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. AEA has approximately 5000 members representing all 50 states in the US as well as over 60 foreign countries.

American Evaluation Association
16 Sconticut Neck Rd #290
Fairhaven MA 02719

American Statistical Association (ASA) is a scientific and educational society founded in 1839 with the following mission: To promote excellence in the application of statistical science across the wealth of human endeavor.

American Statistical Association (ASA)
732 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1943
703- 684-1221

National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) is an organization that is incorporated exclusively for scientific, educational, literary, and charitable purposes. Its purposes include encouragement of scholarly efforts:

  • Advance the science of measurement in the field of education;
  • Improve measurement instruments and procedures for their administration, scoring, interpretation, and use;
  • Improve applications of measurement in assessment of individuals and evaluations of educational programs.

Central Office
2810 Crossroads Drive, Suite 3800
Madison WI, 53718

Virginia Educational Research Association (VERA) Contact Edie Carter at Box 6924, Radford University Radford, VA 24142, 530-639-1263.