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ITEEA's mission is to advance technological and engineering capabilities for all people and to nurture and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEEA seeks to meet the professional needs and interests of members as well as to improve public understanding of technology, innovation, design, and engineering education and its contributions.

ITEEA represents more than 35,000 secondary technology and engineering educators in the U.S. alone who are developers, administrators, and university personnel in the field representing all levels of education. ITEEA corporate members are comprised of leading technology companies.

ITEEA conducts various professional development programs and holds an Annual Conference in the United States—the largest technology and engineering education showcase of exhibits and educational sessions in the world. ITEEA collaborates with its sister associations from around the world in international conferences hosted in selected countries.

ITEEA publishes Technology and Engineering Teacher, The Elementary STEM Journal (formerly Children's Technology and Engineering), the Journal of Technology Education, STEM Connections, and a variety of other publications that lead the profession by providing teaching directions, instructional ideas, and networking opportunities.

ITEEA has numerous committees, task forces, and boards that coordinate all aspects of technology and engineering education and sponsor dozens of meetings, conferences, and exhibits each year.

ITEEA sponsors an active honors and awards program that recognizes outstanding teachers, and programs (K-12) from states, provinces, and countries that are affiliated with the Association. ITEEA also presents award certificates and supports other programs that recognize outstanding efforts in the technology and engineering teaching profession.

ITEEA conducts a vigorous public policy program frequently providing information to government, agencies, associations, and other special interest groups concerning technology and engineering education. The Association strives to provide concerned publics with an understanding of the importance of technological literacy through technology, innovation, design, and engineering education to the future growth and well-being of all nations.