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Education Minnesota 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 Education Minnesota 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 union and be a part of the discussion. Education Minnesota members form the strongest voice advocating for educators and students in Minnesota. 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. Education Minnesota members have a support system of thousands of educators and Education Minnesota 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

Education Minnesota 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? Education Minnesota 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 Education Minnesota has you covered.

Member Discounts

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

Need help joining Education Minnesota?

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 Education Minnesota?”

I think it’s really important to support our union, because they’re the ones fighting for fair wages. They’re the ones to protect our time off. In other states that don’t have the ability to unionize in that way, there’s data that shows that they’re not getting paid as they should, or anywhere close to it.”

Klair Hans,

The power of the union for me, when I was speaking at the Capitol, we got to not only use our voice as ESPs, but as people of color. And actually, at the same time, we got to give voice to the children. Even though the union is for the adults, for the teachers and educators, we’re here for the kids.”

Sieara Washington,
Osseo ESPs

I’m so excited to be a part of doing good things for the sake of our teachers, so we can do good things for our students. That’s the whole point and I think the union helps us as teachers do that.”

Sheena Tisland,
Red Wing

What Are You Waiting For?

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