Teacher associations in NC, commonly referred to as the NCEA, are an organization made up of various teachers in the state. These groups are made up of every educator, including administrators, classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading teachers, physical education teachers, special education instructors, home education teachers, and more. Because there are so many teachers in North Carolina, teachers from various schools or grade levels must be represented in some way by some type of organization. The NC Teachers Association is one such organization.
Founded in 1970, the NCEA has grown into a huge bureaucracy with tens of thousands of members spread all over the state. This includes teachers from private schools, public schools, and universities, and those from historically black schools, and those who just want to belong. All of these teachers have one thing in common. They all want to see their career become more effective and that their classrooms become a better place to learn and grow.