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Missouri NEA 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 Missouri NEA 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. Missouri NEA members form the strongest voice advocating for educators and students across Missouri. 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. Missouri NEA members have a support system of thousands of educators and Missouri NEA 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

Missouri NEA 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? Missouri NEA 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 Missouri NEA has you covered.

Member Discounts

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

Member Voices: "Why do I support Missouri NEA?”

I’m a proud member of Missouri NEA because my union is always working to support me. Most recently, I attended a Degrees Not Debt workshop and learned that I could save $100 per month on my student loan payment.”

Lana Dawson,
Jefferson City NEA

I recommend all my ESP colleagues join MNEA, not only for the benefits, but for the support from people who are there to help you stand up for what’s right.”

Stacey Moton,
Special Education Employees Association

I knew it was important to be part of my union. MNEA defended our working environments, helped teachers earn fair pay and good benefits, while focusing on putting students first.”

Shelly Parks,
2018-19 Missouri Teacher of the Year,
Francis Howell EA

Need help joining Missouri NEA?

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.

What Are You Waiting For?

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