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Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our vision is to provide an equitable, quality public education for every child.

Equal Access – We value equal access to a quality public education that is adequately and equitably funded.

Diversity – We value a just society that respects the worth, dignity and equality of every individual.

Collective Action – We value an informed membership that works collectively to advance and protect the rights, benefits and interests of education professionals and promote quality public education.

Partnerships – We value partnerships with parents, families and communities, as well as coalitions with other stakeholders because they are essential to quality public education and student success.

Professionalism – We value the expertise and judgment of educational professionals and believe it is critical for student success. We maintain the highest professional standards and expect the status, compensation and respect due all professionals.

Shared Responsibility – We value a collaborative community of members and staff who share the responsibility of achieving NCAE’s goals.

Mission Statement

To be the voice of educators in North Carolina that unites, organizes and empowers members to be advocates for education professionals, public education and children.


An equitable, quality public education for every child.


An equitable, quality public education for every child.

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), NC's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NCAE's members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NCAE has affiliate organizations in every county and student chapters in select colleges and universities throughout the state.