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.
The IEA is YOU and your colleagues who have combined efforts and resources to create your own organization, an association or union of professionals who care about the schools and the environments in which children and students learn.
Education Support Professionals
29,500 ESP members of the Illinois Education Association take care of our children every day and make sure they have the tools they need to succeed in our schools and classrooms.
IEA represents full-time faculty, part-time faculty, non-tenure track faculty, civil service, clerical support staff and academic professionals on college and university campuses both public and private throughout Illinois.
IEA Retired has nearly 10,000 members and represents ALL education retirees: Certified Educators, ESPs, Higher Education and their interests and retirement issues.
The Student IEA is a preprofessional organization of undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in education.