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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.

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The Value of Membership

Salary and Benefits

Simply put, educators deserve professional pay for professional work — and the members of IEA are the premier advocates fighting to ensure you’re paid what you’re worth. This also means fighting against 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. IEA members form the strongest voice advocating for educators and students in Idaho. We’re advocating for increased funding, raising respect for all public educators, 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. IEA members have a support system of thousands of educators and IEA 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

IEA 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? IEA 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 IEA has you covered.

Member Discounts

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

Need help joining Idaho Education Association?

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

Member Voices: "Why do I support the Idaho Education Association?”

One of the ways the IEA can help teachers improve and advance their careers in terms of knowledge, experience, and opportunity is through the avenue of professional training that they provide.”

Katie Hitchcock
7th Grade Teacher
Pathways Middle School

They represent us as members and as an association or in terms of your benefit and compensation, the best part about that is knowing that you have someone fighting for you.”

Kylie Christensen
History Teacher
McCall-Donnelly High School

It’s really important that students and teachers are well represented at the statehouse and in the legislature as well as numerous membership benefits, its just nice to know there is an organization that has your back.”

Paul Montreuil
Speech and Debate Teacher
Centennial High School

What Are You Waiting For?

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