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CTE Professional & Student Organizations

A Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) is an extracurricular group for students in CTE programs to further their knowledge and skills by participating in activities, events, and competitions.

Professional Organizations

Career and Technical Education

Program Area

Teacher Organization

Student Organization

Name Website Name Website
Agriculture Science and Technology Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) www.vatat.org Texas FFA Association (FFA) www.texasffa.org
National Association of Agriculture Educators (NAAE) www.naae.org
Business Education Texas Business and Technology Educators Association www.tbtea.org Business Professionals of America (BPA) www.texasbpa.com
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) fblatx.org
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas www.fcstat.org Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) www.texasfccla.org
Health Science Technology Education Texas Health Occupations Association (THOA)  www.thoainc.org Health Occupations Students of America




National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education (NCHSTE) www.nchste.org
Technology Education Texas Technology & Engineering Educators
http://www.texastee.org Technology Students of America www.texastsa.org
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Texas Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Teacher Association https://www.texaspublicsafetyassociation.org/focus/law Texas Public Service Association (TPSA) or SKILLS USA



Education & Training Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) www.tassp.org Texas Association of Future Educators (T.A.F.E.) www.tafeonline.org
Trade & Industrial Texas Industrial Vocational Association (TIVA) www.tiva.org/tivanew SkillsUSA Texas Association www.skillsusatx.org
Career and Technical Education Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) www.acteonline.org (Note: ACTE is the national organization for career and technical education and includes all program areas.)
Career and Technical Administrators and Counselors Career and Technology Association of Texas (CTAT) www.ctat.org (Note: CTAT is the state organization for all career and technical administrators, career counselors, and career connections teachers.)