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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 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.