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Join the Georgia Association of Educators!

GAE works to promote, advance, and protect public education, the education profession, and the rights and interests of our members.

The Value of Membership

Salary and Benefits

Simply put, educators deserve professional pay for professional work — and the members of the Georgia Association of Educators are the premiere 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 association and be a part of the discussion. GAE members form the strongest voice advocating for educators and students in Georgia. 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. GAE members have a support system of educators and GAE 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 members are here to provide support, experience, and their voices to your needs.

Professional Development

The Georgia Association of Educators 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? GAE 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 GAE has you covered.

Member Discounts

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

Need help joining GAE?

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 the Georgia Association of Educators?”

I am a second generation teacher and member of GAE. I chose this organization because I want a seat at the table. GAE and NEA work with colleagues, parents, community leaders, and legislators striving to create an exceptional learning environment. We are one voice, advocating for educators and students to ensure a quality profession and education.”

Caitlin Martin

GAE is always on the front lines advocating for public education in Georgia. The faces on the front line are the leaders and members of this great organization. Together, we strive to be that voice needed to nurture our public school students and support our personnel. I am proud to be a part of an organization that supports the power of public education.”

Latyshia Preston

GAE stands up for its members and legislates on our behalf at the state level. If something goes wrong at work, I know I can count on GAE to legally protect me. Every educator in the state should be a member, especially these days, when public education is under more pressure than ever before.”

Emily Robinson

What Are You Waiting For?

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