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Undo Tier 2 - SB2024

Undo Tier Two

Tier 2 is a major flaw in our pension system, and it is causing many to switch careers or choose not to begin a career in education in the first place. Support Senate Bill 2024

Our Collective Bargaining History

40 years ago, the Illinois Education Association’s (IEA) collective bargaining bill, officially known as the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act (IELRA) , passed through the legislature and was signed into law by Republican Governor Jim Thompson. The IELRA gave education employees the right to collectively bargain and required school districts…

Legislative Session

2024 LegislationYou can click below to see legislation that IEA has introduced this year and see other education-related initiatives winding their way through this year’s session. Please understand that these pages are updated daily, reflect any changes to the legislation and that bills may be added or subtracted as session…

How To Become a Teacher in Illinois

To teach in Illinois, you’ll need at least a bachelor’s degree and a teaching license. On this page, we’ll go over the steps required to teach in Illinois, plus answer some commonly asked questions about licensure.

District Job Board

Find a job in one of 700+ IEA Affiliated School Districts in Illinois. Sort and filter by District, County or IEA Service Area.
Summer Leadership Academy - July 22-25, 2024

Summer Leadership Academy

Join us in 2024 at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. for training on leadership skills that make a difference for our students, our locals, our schools and our communities.

RISE Micro Grants

Our RISE (Recruit, Inspire, Support & Engage) Team offers Micro Grants of up to $1000 for locals to host events pertaining to recruitment and retention efforts.

Employment at IEA

View vacancies available with the Illinois Education Association. The IEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal,…


Raising Education Support Professionals by Elevating Careers Together (RESPECT) is a statewide effort by ESPs, with the support of IEA staff, to improve working conditions by focusing on five areas.

NEA Representative Assembly

Each summer, approximately 6,000 educators meet to debate the vital issues that impact American public education and set National Education Association policy and activities for the year ahead.


IEA is an association of more than 135,000 members composed of Illinois elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty and staff, educational support professionals, retired educators and college students preparing to become teachers.

Illinois Virtual Instructional Coach and Building Mentor Program for New Teachers

Discover Opportunities to Support New Teachers The first years of teaching are exciting, exhilarating, and amazing. At the same time, they can be stressful, scary, and pressure-filled, especially for those who began their teaching career in the middle of a global pandemic. That’s why the Illinois State Board of Education…

Proud IEA Member

The Illinois Policy Institute is taking advantage of a worldwide pandemic, capitalizing on fear, and urging you to give up your rights in your workplace. How? By lying.

Retirement Resources – TRS, IMRF, SURS

Teachers’ Retirement System – TRSThe Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois (TRS) was created by the Illinois General Assembly in 1939 for the purpose of providing retirement annuities, survivors and disability benefits for PK-12 public school educators outside of the City of Chicago. TRS contributions and benefits have…

IEA Representative Assembly

The Illinois Education Association Representative Assembly (IEA RA) convenes every spring. The debates and decisions made by the assembled delegates set the direction of IEA for the coming year.

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