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Join the Mississippi Association of Educators

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 MAE 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. MAE members form the strongest voice advocating for educators and students in Mississippi. 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. MAE members have a support system of thousands of educators and MAE 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

MAE 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? MAE 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 MAE has you covered.

Member Discounts

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

Need help joining MAE?

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 Mississippi Association of Educators?”

MAE has provided me with meaningful leadership opportunities that, in return, have catapulted my career. The support, motivation, and encouragement that I have received from MAE have given me the confidence to embrace being a teacher-leader. Through MAE, I will continue to grow professionally and support the work of public school educators.”

Shaneka Jones
5th Grade ELA Chair
Gary Road Intermediate

I love belonging to MAE because it offers opportunities and training to help me become a stronger leader and educator within my school and community. I get to network with the wonderful educators of Mississippi that have the shared vision to create great public schools for every student.”

Summer Nation
Art teacher
Germantown High School

I love being a member of MAE, because MAE gives me the opportunity to sit at the policy table when important decisions are being made that will greatly impact the working environment of educators and the learning environment of students.”

George Stewart
Learning Strategies Teacher
Whitten Middle School

What Are You Waiting For?

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

Protecting the Future of Education

We can teach without buildings, but we cannot shape a brighter future without each other.”