Professional and Student Organizations

Candidates are expected to be involved in professional organizations as part of their fulfillment of the Field Experience Summary (FES). Many organizations are acceptable to meet this requirement. It is in the candidate’s best interest to join at least one organization that has a local chapter representation.


Residential Organizations


Online Organizations 


Content Organizations 

Endorsement Area

Professional Organization 

Biology 6–12

National Science Teachers Association

Business Education 6–12

National Business Education Association

Computer Science 6–12

International Society for Technology in Education

Elementary PreK–6

with Middle option 6–8

English  6–12

National Council for Teachers of English

English as Second Language PreK–12

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Family/Consumer Sciences 6–12

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Health/PE PreK–12

SHAPE America: Society of Health and Physical Educators

History/Social Science 6–12

National Council for the Social Studies

Mathematics 6–12

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Middle Grades

Association for Middle Level Education

Music: Choral-Instrumental PreK–12

National Association for Music Education

Spanish PreK–12

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Special Ed: ED, LD, MR K–12

Council for Exceptional Children

Theatre Arts PreK–12

Visual Arts PreK–12

National Art Education Association