Outreach & Engagement

Technology Student Association

Technology Student Association logoThe Technology Student Association is a non-profit national student organization devoted to teaching technology education to young people. TSA's mission is to inspire its student members to prepare for careers in a technology-driven economy and culture. The demand for technological expertise is escalating in American industry. Therefore, TSA's teachers strive to promote technological literacy, leadership, and problem-solving to their student membership.

TSA is the only student organization dedicated exclusively to students enrolled in technology education classes grades K-12. TSA is recognized by the U.S. Dept of Education, many state education agencies, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the International Technology Education Association and the National Coordinating Council of Career and Technical Student Organizations.
 

Council on Technology & Engineering Teacher Education (CTETE)

The Council on Technology & Engineering Teacher Education logo (CTETE) is the international professional organization focusing on the needs of Technology Teacher Education. The CTTE is affiliated with the International Technology Education Association and the Technology Education Collegiate Association.

graphic of state of North CarolinaNorth Carolina Technology Engineering and Design Teacher Education Council (TED-TEC)

The (TED-TEC) is the state professional organization focusing on the needs of Technology, Engineering and Design Teacher Education. The NCCTTE Technology Education Journal is a refereed state publication for the council. Below are links to each issue. The documents are in PDF form.

NCCTTE Technology Education Journal

graphic of state of North CarolinaNorth Carolina Technology, Engineering and Design Educators Association

The North Carolina Technology Education Association is the professional organization for technology education teachers.
 

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association logoInternational Technology and Engineering Educators Association is the largest professional educational association, principal voice, and information clearinghouse devoted to enhancing technology education through technology, innovation, design, and engineering experiences at the K-12 school levels. Its membership encompasses individuals and institutions throughout the world in over 45 countries with the primary membership in North America.
 

Association for Career and Technical Education

The Association for Career and Technical Education logoAssociation for Career and Technical Education is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. This area offers information about the history, mission and structure of ACTE, as well as details on our annual awards program and information about how you can participate in the annual observance of Career and Technical Education Week.
 

Epsilon Pi Tau

Epsilon Pi TauEpsilon Pi Tau recognizes the academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions. We constantly seek out qualified students in degree and certificate programs in accredited higher education institutions. For information about Appalachian's Epsilon Pi tau chapter please contact Dr. Kevin Howell at howellkr@appstate.edu.
 

Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association

Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate AssociationThe ASU TECA Chapter meeting bi-weekly in 180 Katherine Harper Hall. ASU TECA is for students interested in teaching technology, design, and engineering at the secondary level. This club is open to all majors. We sponsor service events, provide professional development and leadership opportunities and compete at regional and national STEM-related competitions. ASU TECA competes in regional and national competitions related to technology, design, and engineering. For more information about ASU TECA please contact Dr. Jerianne Taylor at taylorjs@appstate.edu.

Appalachian Educators

Jan Stanley, Advisor - stanleyjp@appstate.edu
Purpose: This club is open to all education majors. We sponsor services and events and provide professional development and leadership opportunities. Find out more here: http://jamescenter.appstate.edu/app-educators
 

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.

Herb Brown, Advisor - brownhf@appstate.edu
Mackenzie Worley, Student Contact - worleyms@appstate.edu
Purpose: To bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.
 

Kappa Delta Pi

Lisa Gross, Advisor - grossla@appstate.edu
Lisa Poling, Advisor - polingll@appstate.edu
Purpose: National Honorary Education Fraternity. To promote a closer bond among students of Education and to form a more intimate fellowship with those dedicated to the cause of teaching as a profession.
 

North Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education (NCACTE) 

The North Carolina Association for Career Technical Education (NCACTE) is the professional organization for North Carolina Educators associated with Career-Technical Education. In this capacity, the organization will serve as a unifying agency for personnel in all types of Career and Technical Education. Further NCACTE will assume and maintain active state leadership in initiating, expanding, improving, and promoting Career and Technical Education.
 

DECA

DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.
 

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.
 

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.

FBLA-PBL is national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in business, finance and information technology education.
 

Phi Beta Lambda

PBL is the collegiate division of FBLA. It offers activities can complement your academic experience and give you an edge in your future career. During a job interview, you can point to the leadership positions you held for the largest collegiate business student organization in the world. At the same time, you can discuss the academic competitions you entered and how you fared against the very best students in the nation.
 

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.