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Join the TEA!

The Tennessee Education Association works to promote, advance and protect public education, the education profession and the rights and interests of our members.

The Value of Membership!

Professional Development

TEA is one of the largest providers of high-quality professional development trainings in the state. Earn PDPs in everything from classroom management to teacher evaluations.

A Say in Your Future

From the state house to the local school board, elected officials are making decisions that impact your classroom — you must be part of the discussion. TEA members form the strongest voice advocating for more time to teach, fair evaluations, salary increases and more.

Peer Support

Teaching is tough — there is no reason to face it alone. TEA members have exclusive access to a support system of tens of thousands of educators, and TEA staff who live and work in your district.

Leadership Training

Improve public education in your district by learning the skills to be an effective leader in your school, community and state.

Legal Protection

Members get access to the best team of education law experts in the state. Also, liability insurance only works if there is no “violation of any board rule or policy” — TEA has you covered.

Member Discounts

Members can take advantage of deep discounts on vacations, movie tickets, life insurance, cars and more. The cash you’ll save more than off-sets the cost of membership.

Need help joining TEA?

Active Professional/Certified and Active ESP/Classified Educators can join through our main membership portal. If you are an Aspiring Educator, Pre-Retired Educator, or Retired Educator, use the links below to join. If you continue to have difficulty joining, contact us to receive further assistance.

Member Voices: ‘Why do I support TEA?”

“TEA protects education dollars and teacher pay on the state level, and as part of the NEA, on the federal level.”

Jennifer Gaby
Former educator, TEA UniServ Coordinator

“I would never walk into a classroom without being a member of TEA. My job, my license, my reputation, even my personal life can be threatened by an unfair action or untrue accusation.”

Hope Shields

“Joining TEA means joining a family of passionate educators who work every day to make our public schools great for all students!”

Jeanette Omarkhail
Hamilton Co. Education Association

What Are You Waiting For?

No other professional organization does more for Tennessee educators. With your support, we can protect our profession today, and for the next generation of teachers.