The Illinois Education Association 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.
The IEA was founded in 1853 to serve the interest of public education in Illinois. The IEA became an affiliate of the National Education Association in 1857, an organization currently totaling 3.2 million teachers and school employees working to make our good public schools even better for all students.
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.
Your IEA Associate Membership will allow you to be part of the growing movement of educators, parents, and neighbors who are standing up for the schools our students deserve.
For just $50 annually, you’ll receive:
Printable Membership Form | FAQ
I affirm that I am not currently employed by a public or private school, college, or university as an educator or education support professional working in a job title represented by an Illinois Education Association (IEA) local affiliate who is eligible to hold an IEA Active Membership or eligible to hold another category of membership in IEA – Reserved, Retired, Student.
Yes, I am interested in advancing the cause of public education and wish to become an Associate member of the IEA, I hereby request and voluntarily accept membership and agree to abide by the mission, vision and core values of the IEA.
I understand that as part of my Associate membership, I will occasionally receive select electronic IEA communications, invitations to select IEA sponsored professional development, notification of opportunities to create partnerships with locals and the IEA, and notifications regarding membership renewal via email or SMS (message & data rates may apply). I understand IEA will not sell or distribute my email to a third party at any time. I understand that if after singing up I wish to change my communications preferences, I may do so by contacting IEA Connect at 1-844-432-1800 or IEAConnect@ieanea.org.
I authorize the Illinois Education Association to charge my credit/debit card account provided on the payment screen for the membership year ending August 31, 2021. I understand that I am not entitled to any refund of membership dues once paid.
I understand that the authorization for the payment of membership dues for the current 2020-2021 membership year shall remain in effect through August 31, 2021. I understand that I am not entitled to any refund of membership dues once paid.
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IPACE, the Illinois Political Action Committee for Education, is the Illinois Education Association’s Political Action Committee. Contributions to IPACE are voluntary and not required as a condition of employment or membership in any organization. If you wish to make a contribution to IPACE, please send a check made payable to Illinois Political Action Committee for Education to 100 E. Edwards Street, Springfield, Illinois 62704.
IEA Foundation Statement
The IEA Foundation is a charitable arm of the Illinois Education Association. Tax deductible contributions to the foundation support educators and programs that support the IEA mission. Contributions to IEA Foundation are voluntary and not required as a condition of employment or membership in any organization. If you wish to make a contribution to the IEA Foundation, please send a check made payable to IEA Foundation to 100 E. Edwards Street, Springfield, Illinois 62704. For online contributions to the IEA Foundation please visit the IEA Foundation page.