The ACEI is a "global community of educators and advocates who unite knowledge, experience, and perspectives in order to exchange information, explore innovation and advocate for children." It provides the standards that are used for National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditations.
"ETS is the world's largest private, nonprofit organization devoted to educational measurement and research. Founded in 1947 by the American Council on Education, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the College Board, ETS is governed by a 16-member board of trustees."
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is "a national accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education authorized by the U.S. Department of Education. NCATE determines which schools, colleges, and departments of education meet rigorous national standards in preparing teachers and other school specialists for the classroom."
"Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators."
The NCTM "is a public voice of mathematics education supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development and research."
The NEA's mission "is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world."
"The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students."