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How To Become a Teacher in Illinois

Earn Your Illinois Teaching License 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.  That said, some programs may have minor differences in…

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.

Stronger United Micro Grants

Our SU RRE (Stronger United Recruitment, Retention, & Engagement) 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.

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 – TRS The 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…

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. Action Items for the RA Proposed Bylaw Amendments Fourteen bylaw amendments have been proposed for consideration at the 2023 IEA Representative…

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Stronger United

Anti-union organizations like the Illinois Policy Institute are trying to silence our collective voice. The voice we use to advocate for our students, our schools and ourselves. We won’t let them.

SCORE Grants

The Illinois Education Association announces the availability of grant funds. The purpose of SCORE is to encourage early career members and their local associations to collaborate and create opportunities for community service projects or school projects. Proposals should be substantive and meaningful. They should build visible foundations for deeper relationships…

Board of Directors

Provides leadership for formulating and implementing association goals, objectives and programs.

IEA Votes

Every education decision that impacts educators and students is made by an elected official. That is why local members of the Illinois Education Association interview candidates and recommend the best choice for public education. The stakes have never been higher for our students and public education in Illinois.

IEA Connect

Get all your IEA questions answered in one spot.  If we don’t know the answer, we’ll find one for you.

Mission & History

The Illinois Education Association-NEA’s mission is to effect excellence and equity in public education and to be THE advocacy organization for all public education employees.

Discounts and Deals

The Discounts & Deals program combines the power of more than 500 world-class brands with the advantage of local merchants in communities throughout Illinois and the USA. With a collection of more than 300,000 discount providers, the program offers unparalleled value of up to 50 percent off at the places…

Office Locations

IEA has 24 offices strategically located throughout Illinois to better assist local associations and individual members.

Professional Development

IEA offers members a number of professional development opportunities.  The offerings include both online and face to face opportunities.  IEA wants to be your “Go To” sources as you plan professional development.