Founded in 1947, The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Members include elementary, middle and high school visual arts educators, college and university professors, researchers and scholars, teaching artists, administrators and supervisors, and art museum educators, as well as more than 45,000 students who are members of the National Art Honor Society or are university students preparing to be art educators. - See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/about-us
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) advances visual arts education
to fulll human potential and promote global understanding. It is the world's largest art education organization. There are five major goals: 1) NAEA is a dynamic, inclusive, and diverse professional community that shares a commitment to NAEA’s mission and vision. 2) NAEA inuences stakeholders and decision makers tosupport visual arts education. 3) NAEA provides exemplary learning opportunities that help members become more eective educators, artists, leaders, and advocates for visual arts education. 4) NAEA conducts research and generates knowledge that enriches and expands visual arts education, and widely shares that research and knowledge. 5) NAEA’s culture, systems, structures, and resources facilitate its mission of advancing visual arts education.