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Abbreviations and Acronyms

Below are commonly used abbreviations for education associations, agencies and coalitions throughout Maryland.

MSEA Local Associations

ACE-AFSCME  Association of Classified Employees, AFSCME Local 2250
ACESC  Allegany County Educational Services Council
ACTA  Allegany County Teachers Association
AFSCME  American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
APSASAC  Association of Public School Administrators and Supervisors of Allegany County
BCTA  Baltimore City Teachers Association
CAESS  Calvert Association of Educational Support Staff
CASE  Carroll Association of School Employees
CCCTA  Cecil County Classroom Teachers Association
CCEA  Carroll County Education Association
CCESPA Caroline County Educational Support Association
CCTA  Caroline County Teachers Association
CEA  Calvert Education Association
CESPA  Cecil Education Support Personnel Association
DE  Dorchester Educators
DESPA Dorchester Education Support Personnel Association
EACC  Education Association of Charles County
EASMC  Education Association of St. Mary’s County
ESP Local #1 (Washington County)
ESPBC Education Support Professionals of Baltimore County
FASSE  Frederick Association of School Support Employees
FCTA  Frederick County Teachers Association
GCEA  Garrett County Education Association
HCEA  Harford County Education Association
HCEA  Howard County Education Association
HCESC  Harford County Educational Services Council
KCTA Kent County Teachers Association
KCESPA Kent County Educational Support Personnel Association
MCEA Montgomery County Education Association
PGCEA  Prince GeorgeÕs County EducatorsÕ Association
QACEA  Queen AnneÕs County Education Association
SAAAAC  Secretaries and Assistants Association of Anne Arundel County
TAAAC  Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County
TABCO  Teachers Association of Baltimore County
TASCO  Teachers Association of Somerset County
TCEA  Talbot County Education Association
WCEA  Wicomico County Education Association
WESPA Wicomico Education Support Personnel Association
WCTA  Washington County Teachers Association
WCTA Worcester County Teachers Association
WCESP Worcester County Education Support Personnel Association


AR  Association Representative
CAA  Center for Affiliates and Advocacy
CB  Collective Bargaining
SR  Summer Retreat
MAC  Minority Affairs Committee
MSEA-PAC  Renamed the MSEA Fund for Children and Public Education in 1999
NBI  New Business Item
PLCT  Political and Legislative Contact Teams
RA  Annual MSEA Representative Assembly


GEEC Governor’s Educator Effectiveness Council
HSAP  High School Assessment Program
MABE  Maryland Association of Boards of Education
MACO  Maryland Association of Counties
MEC  Maryland Education Coalition
MFWT  Maryland Functional Writing Test
MSDE  Maryland State Department of Education
MSPAP  Maryland School Performance Assessment Program
MSPP  Maryland School Performance Program


ASCD  Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASSA  American Association of School Administrators
CCSSO  Council of Chief State School Officers
NBPTS  National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
NCATE  National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education
NCSEA  National Council of State Education Associations
NCUEA  National Council of Urban Education Associations
NEA  National Education Association
NEA-PAC  Renamed NEA Fund for Children and Public Education in 1999
NEA-R  National Education Association-Retired
NFIE  National Foundation for the Improvement of Education
NTE  National Teachers Examination
PSTEB  Professional Standards Teacher Education Board
RTTT Race to the Top

Other Education Organizations

AFT  American Federation of Teachers
BTU  Baltimore Teachers Union


BCPS  Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore County Public Schools
BOD  Board of Directors
BOE Board of Education
ECS  Education Commission of the States
EI  Education International
ESOL  English for Speakers of Other Languages
ETS  Educational Testing Service
HE  Higher Education
IPD   Instruction and Professional Development
MRSPA Maryland Retired School Personnel Association
MSBE  Maryland State Board of Education
MSDE  Maryland State Department of Education
SBOE  State Board of Education

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