Universal Standards for Education Support Professionals: Organization

1 module


Course Length
2 hours

Dan Brown

29 Mar 2024



The ESP Professional Growth Continuum, published by NEA, identifies Organization as one of the eight Universal Standards that describe what Education Support Professionals should know and be able to do.

If you haven't spent a lot of time exploring the organization standard, that is OK! This course, which contains seven lessons, will help you gain a solid understanding of organization at work.  

The ESP Professional Growth Continuum outlines skills and knowledge related to organization (and all of the eight Universal Standards) at three levels of practice. Those are:

  • Foundational (I know this)

  • Proficient (I do this consistently)

  • Advanced/Mastery (I lead this)

This self-paced, independent study course can be explored on your own, or with colleagues. It has been developed by NEA members and staff specifically for ESPs, and features the perspectives of education support professionals just like you.


This ESP-focused course, which contains seven lessons, will help you to gain a solid understanding about organization at work, why it matters, and how to make it a valuable part of your day-to-day work. 

Additionally, this course will help you build your understanding of the NEA ESP Professional Growth Continuum, and how to use it to build your professional skills and knowledge.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate ESP Independent Study Certificate

Learning Credits

Universal Standards for Education Support Professionals: Organization
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Added about 16 hours ago, by Anonymous
Helpful for all educatio professionals.
Added 4 days ago, by Amy
Thank you
Added 5 days ago, by Anonymous
Great Course
Added 5 days ago, by Anonymous
a good course
Added 5 days ago, by Jennifer
Very informative
Added 9 days ago, by Danielle
This course was very good!
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Added 17 days ago, by Megan
This course presented a good overview of what it means to be organized.
Added 17 days ago, by Anonymous
good info

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