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Join the Colorado Education Association!

Become part of the movement improving public education and advocating for better salaries. Together we are the biggest and loudest advocates for our schools, our students, and ourselves.

The Value of Membership

Salary and Benefits

Simply put, educators deserve professional pay for professional work — and the members of CEA are the premier advocates fighting to ensure you’re paid what you’re worth. This also means stopping legislative cuts to your benefits such as health insurance and retirement.


From the local school board to the state legislature, elected officials are making decisions that impact your schools — join our union and be a part of the discussion. CEA members form the strongest voice advocating for educators and students across Colorado. We’re fighting against the standardized test regime, raising the need for fair evaluations, and standing in solidarity to secure fair wages for every worker in our schools.


Being an educator can be stressful — but you’re not alone. CEA members have a support system of thousands of educators and CEA staff who live and work in your district. Whether you’re a new teacher who needs advice on a difficult classroom or a food service worker that’s pushing back against student lunch debt – our union members are here to provide support, experience, and their voices to your needs.

Professional Development

CEA is one of the largest providers of high-quality professional development trainings in the state. Take part in continuing education in everything from classroom management to teacher evaluations.

Leadership Training

Do you have big dreams to help your students and school? CEA has access to robust leadership training courses that will give you 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. Having our liability insurance makes sure that CEA has you covered.

Member Discounts

Members can take advantage of deep discounts on vacations, movie tickets, life insurance, cars and more.

Need help joining the Colorado Education Association?

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 CEA?”

I believe it is important to stand together with other educators as we navigate this pandemic.”

Emily Baronich
8th Grade Math Teacher
Summit School District

Education Support professionals like me are critical to a student’s education. We’re uniting together because bus drivers deserve to be paid a living wage to deliver our students safely on time each and every day.”

Wally Maistryk
Bus Driver
Jeffco Public Schools

We are in a pandemic and we need to find the best way to teach in this situation. Having a voice on the job is more important than ever now.”

Justina Carter
Elementary ESL
Pueblo School District 60

What Are You Waiting For?

No other professional organization does more for educator’s across Colorado. With your support, we can protect our profession today, and for our next generation of educators.