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Our Mission, Vision, & Values

The mission of The South Carolina Education Association is to be the leading advocate for quality public education in South Carolina.

Our Values 

The South Carolina Education Association works to promote public education and support public school employees.

We believe in:

The foundation of a strong democracy is a high-quality public education, which is essential for an educated citizenry.

Collective Action
When we unite as one voice, we are stronger advocates for learners, students, our profession, and our communities.

A high-quality education, accessible to all, promotes a fair and just society.

We respect and embrace the diversity of all communities and fight for social, racial, and economic justice.

By holding ourselves to the highest standards, we promote good citizenship and maintain public trust.

Professional judgment and expertise of educators are critical to student success. Educators deserve the status, compensation, and respect due to all educators without censorship.

Our Mission

The mission of The South Carolina Education Association is to be the leading advocate for quality public education in South Carolina.

Issues & Action
We are at the Statehouse talking to elected officials about what's important to educators and public education.

Member Advocacy
Our Member Advocacy Center provides support to school employees for a wide variety of employment issues.

Teaching & Learning
The SCEA provides quality professional conferences and extensive resources to public education employees so our children will succeed.

Our History

In 1967, a generation of black educators and white educators, living and working in the cradle of the old Confederacy, and in what was still one of the most segregated states in our nation, received the torches of their mentors and used them to light a new path together. They answered the spirit of the Supreme Court's call to desegregate. They answered the voices of the civil rights movement's white and black leaders to cooperate. They answered the request of their colleagues nationwide to chart a new course, to draft a new chapter of history, to set an example for the children of a new generation, and to do all of these things together. We are proud of our history and invite you to share it. Watch our video to learn more about our history.


Your Voice. Our Power. Their Future.

The SCEA is an affiliate of the largest professional association of educators in the country. As the leading advocate for the schools South Carolina students deserve, The SCEA works to promote quality public education and to support public school employees.