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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.

Our Members

  • 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.

  • Higher Education

    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.

  • Retired

    IEA Retired has nearly 10,000 members and represents ALL education retirees: Certified Educators, ESPs, Higher Education and their interests and retirement issues.

  • Students

    The Student IEA is a preprofessional organization of undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in education.

  • Benefits

    Your membership also provides you with what you need to be successful in your career and connects you with many other benefits including professional development, discounts, liability insurance and other perks.

  • Legal Assistance

    The IEA provides attorneys to represent local affiliates and members in disputes with school boards covering a wide-range of legal issues.

  • Members Only

    Login to Members Only to access exclusive content and benefits.

  • 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.