Affiliate Departments and Associate Organizations
Ohio Association of Developmental Disabilities Professionals (OADDP) -- The mission of the OADDP is to advance the growth of the education and habilitation of individuals with developmental disabilities and to provide a collective voice for the professional, paraprofessional and support staff working with persons with developmental disabilities.
The Ohio Association of Education Support Professionals (OAESP) protects the welfare of its members and advances their interests. The OAESP establishes and maintains helpful, friendly relationships within the association, the public school community and throughout the State of Ohio. Membership is open to any dues paying ESP who is an active member of the OEA. The membership year shall be September 1 to August 31. The Ohio Association of Education Support Professionals maintains affiliation with the Ohio Education Association (OEA) and the National Education Association (NEA).
The Ohio Foreign Language Association (OFLA) is a K-17 organization of foreign language educators in the state of Ohio. The OFLA is committed to making foreign languages an essential part of every school's core curriculum, beginning in the primary grades, so that every student graduates from high school proficient in a second language. For more information, please click here.
The Ohio Educational Theatre Association represents and serves all secondary schools in Ohio that have active thespian or junior thespian troupes. We also have an adult membership and are affiliated with the Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society. For more information, please e-mail David Leist, State Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit online at http://ohioedta.org/
The Ohio Middle Level Association (OMSA) believe that a middle school is an educational process that serves the needs of the middle level children. Middle schools maintain their child-centered focus by developing programs and activities that nurture the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being of the young adolescent. The middle level environment is a positive, caring, and motivating learning atmosphere that recognizes and is attentive to the variety and learning styles and enhances self-esteem. For more information, please click here.
The Ohio Technology Education Association (OTEA) advances technology educators as influential and respected leaders in the process of educating all Ohio students. OTEA provides focus and leadership in curriculum and professional development for technology educators to advance the technological capabilities of Ohio students.
The Speech Communication Association of Ohio (SCAO) is a professional organization of communications teachers, professors, and scholars in high schools and universities/colleges throughout the State of Ohio. The organization is affiliated with the National Communication Association. The SCAO also publishes an annual journal in communication research.
The Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO) promotes and supports excellence in science teaching and learning for all. SECO is a non-profit organization run by elected officers and a board of directors. SECO is the state chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). For more information, please click here.
The Ohio School Counselors Association (OSCA) is the professional organization to serve school counselors. We encourage membership in the American School Counselor Association but do not require it for membership. The OSCA board is highly focused on delivering professional services and support to school counselors. For more information, please click here.
Ohio Association for Childhood Education — For more information, please contact Daniel Yovichin, President, at 330/946-3268.
Doris L. Allen Minority Caucus — For more information, please e-mail Martha Mitchell, President, at email@example.com.
The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD) promotes healthy, active lifestyles and life long learning through opportunities for professional leadership and development, service and advocacy. OAHPERD is working collaboratively with the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Legislature to improve the quantity and quality of wellness education in Ohio schools. For more information, please click here.
The Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) is a professional organization of visual art educators. The mission is to advance and support quality art education through professional development, leadership, service, advocacy, and education by uniting art educators, stimulating professional growth of members, initiating service and advocacy programs, encouraging involvement and commitment of members, informing members of current educational developments, and education citizens and key decisionmakers about the values of quality visual art education. For more information, please click here.
Environmental Education Council of Ohio — For more information, please contact Charles McClaugherty, President, at 330/823-3655. Visit online at http://www.eeco-online.org/
The Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) is open to anyone interested in Mathematics education pre-school to college. We are an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. For more information, please click here.
Ohio Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts (OCTELA) — For more information, please contact Carolyn Suttles, President, at 330/448-6601. Visit online at www.octela.org/
The purpose of Women's Caucus (OEAWC) is to publicize and research the status of women in the field of education. Our services to members are montioring the status of women in the political arena and in the professional association. For more information, please e-mail Kathy Turning, Chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ohio Council for the Social Studies (OCSS) serves as the premier voice for social studies professionals of Ohio. We advocate for the vital role of social studies and assist educators through professional development for the delivery of effective and innovative instruction. Our conferences and publications provide a network of services to members throughout the state. For more information, please cick here
OEA Gay Lesbian & Transgender Caucus (GLBTC)
Ohio Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (OASCD)