Professional Organizations are an excellent resource for teachers and those studying to become teachers. These organizations offer professional development opportunities, networking with other professionals, materials to use in the classroom, and some even offer malpractice insurance. For those studying to become teachers, this is an excellent opportunity to get their "foot in the door" and network with professionals in their field of study through workshops and conferences.
"The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents."
"The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is the only national membership organization dedicated solely to meeting the needs of special education teachers and those preparing for the field of special education teaching."