Administration 

Professional Organization for Educational Leaders

Dedicated to assuring that every American boy and girl receives the world's best elementary and middle school education.


Early Childhood 
 
The nation's largest organization of early childhood professionals.
 
 
English/Reading/Literacy
 
The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world.
 
A membership organization of literacy professionals.

A professional association of of educators in English Studies, Literacy, and Language Arts.
 
 
Foreign Languages/ESOL
 
Dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction throughout the U.S.
 
A global professional association for English language educators involved in the teaching English as a second, foreign, or other language.


Gifted
 
The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. 
 
A non-profit membership organization for gifted and talented education resources.
 
 
Mathematics
 
Serves math teachers, math educators, and administrators by providing math resources and professional development opportunities.
 
 
Science
 
Enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.
 
Empowers educators to provide the best possible biology and life science education for all students.
 
To promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.
 

Social Studies
 
The largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. 
 
 
Special Education
 
The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. 
 
A non-profit membership organization for gifted and talented education resources.
 

Physical Education/Health
 
Seeks to enhance knowledge and professional practice in sport and physical activity through scientific study and dissemination of research-based and experiential knowledge to members and the public. 
 

Research
 
Founded in 1916, the AERA is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
 

Technology
 
Provide leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals.
 
 
Unions
 
Founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social, and professional interests of classroom teachers.  It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.
 
Committed to advancing the cause of public education.
 
 
Miscellaneous
 
ACEI's mission is to promote and support in the global community the optimal education and development of children, from birth through early adolescence, and to influence the professional growth of educators and the efforts of others who are committed to the needs of children in a changing society. 
 
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

United States Department of Education
ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

Office of Special Education Programs
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth, with disabilities ages birth through 21, by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
A voice for those committed to the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents. NMSA is the only national education association dedicated exclusively to the growth of middle level education.
 
A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities.
 
A federation of state school boards associations.
 
The largest non-profit professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement.



Meet our Faculty
College of Education and Health Services
Benedictine University

Ethel C. Ragland, Ed.D., MN, RN
Dean of the College of Education and Health Services

Erica George
Assistant to the Dean

Email: egeorge@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6084

Hours: 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.

By Mail:
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Kindlon Hall, Room 258
Lisle, IL 60532

Fax: (630) 829-6281