Education & Teaching Career Resources

Resources for Becoming a Teacher/Educator

Becoming a Teacher - AFT American Federation of Teachers - Recognizing that great teachers are critical for our children's life outcomes and for the fate of the nation, several organizations formed to assist anyone who is considering becoming a teacher. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, launched by Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Education.

Troops to Teachers - Troops to Teachers was established in 1993 to assist transitioning Service members and veterans in beginning new careers as K-12 school teachers in public, charter, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools. The program provides counseling and referral services for participants to help them meet education and licensing requirements to teach and subsequently helps them secure a teaching position. Since 1993, more than 100,000 veterans have successfully transitioned to a career in education.


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Becoming a Teacher - AFT American Federation of Teachers

Teach For America - We find and nurture leaders who commit to expanding opportunity for low-income students, beginning with at least two years teaching in a public school.

Association of American Educators (AAE) - The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, non-union, professional educators' organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda.

Federal Education Association - The Federal Education Association (FEA) is a member-driven organization representing educators in the Department of Defense school system.
With its headquarters in Washington, DC, FEA is a global organization, representing over 6,000 educators in Europe, Asia, the United States and its territories.  FEA is a state affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA).

National Parent Teachers Association - The PTA mission is to make potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

American Association of School Administrators - AASA is the premiere organization serving leaders who can learn from each other in service of students. As leaders of public education across the nation, we are in the knowledge business--the knowledge of what works best to meet the needs and address the challenges every day for every student.

National School Boards Association - NSBA is a federation of state associations and the U.S. territory of the Virgin Islands that represents locally elected school board officials serving approximately 50 million public school students regardless of their disability, ethnicity, socio-economic status or citizenship. Working with, through, and for our state association members, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership.

National Association of State Boards of Education - A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, NASBE elevates state board members’ voices in national and state policymaking, facilitates the exchange of informed ideas, and supports members in advancing equity and excellence in public education for students of all races, genders, and circumstances.

National Education Association - The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

Canadian Education Association - With over 125-years of experience as the leading independent national voice in Canadian K-12 education, the Canadian Education Association is proud to launch the EdCan Network to support the thousands of courageous educators working tirelessly to ensure that all students discover their place, purpose and path.