The association provides an array of programs and services designed to enhance the teaching profession and make sure that education professionals always have an effective voice in the decisions that affect their lives and their schools.
  • Degrees Not Debt

    The National Education Association recognizes the burden student loans debt is putting on public educators and developed a campaign called “Degrees Not Debt.”

  • Educator Certification-Licensure

    Guide to requirements for Certification, Paraprofessionals and School Service Personnel.

  • Fair Share

    Local association leader resources to help inform members of the merits of fair share and to better prepare bargaining teams in successfully bargaining a fair share provision into their collective bargaining agreement.

  • Financial Procedures for Locals & Regions

    If you are an elected official of a local or region, you have taken on a “fiduciary duty” to safeguard your organization’s assets, use its resources for the benefit of its members, keep your members informed as to the financial position and operating results of their organization, and to maintain your organization’s reputation by avoiding even the appearance of dishonesty, conflict of interest, or other unethical situations. Financial Procedures for Locals and Regions is intended to demystify this concept and to help you to perform your role without having to “reinvent the wheel”.

  • IEA Foundation

    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.

  • IEA Teaching and Learning

    The Illinois Education Association created IEA Teaching and Learning to assist local associations become a driving force in school transformation.

  • Illinois Learning Standards

    These resources will assist members as Illinois begins transition into the implementation of the Illinois Learning Standards.

  • Illinois Professional Development Approval Form

    Approval based on the ability to apply a rationale for each activity that explains how it aligns to state standards and identifies the assessment for determining the expected impact on student learning or school improvement.

  • Job Links

    These links will connect you with the Regional Office of Education job sites for all counties outside of Suburban Cook County and 155 school districts in Suburban Cook County.

  • Know Me, Know My Name

    A program called, Know Me, Know My Name, is a cost-free way for educators to identify and make contact with children who are in danger of slipping through the cracks at school.

  • Legal Assistance

    The Association’s legal advice goes far ­beyond liability insurance and attorneys. Any time you have a question about your employment rights or benefits, ask the local UniServ Director. If you need legal assistance, IEA’s attorneys are the best in the state in employment-related law and school law.

  • Paper Tigers

    The documentary Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students attending an alternative school specializing in educating traumatized youth. The film examines the inspiring promise of Trauma Informed Communities – a movement showing great promise in healing youth struggling with the dark legacy of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

  • Partnership for Resiliency

    IEA’s Partnership for Resiliency, an effort of educators, doctors and social services, to identify students who come to school carrying a heavy weight from the outside world and finding ways to help them cope and succeed. The partnership is working to bring the message of trauma-informed education to school buildings and districts across Illinois.

  • Professional Development

    The IEA Online Learning Portal is free and available to all members through IEA Members Only. You can earn clock hours on demand at your own pace. Login or create an account on IEA Members only to gain easy access to the Portal.

  • Reduction in Force

    The IEA has developed a series of brochures to try to help guide you through this most difficult time. Included are explanations of the RIF notice, what you’re entitled to through seniority, bumping rights, recall rights, payment of earned compensation, unemployment, health insurance, etc.

  • Schools and Community Outreach by Educators (SCORE) Grants

    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.

  • Student Learning Objective (SLO)

    Organize the ideas you will need to meet the requirements of the student growth portion of your Illinois Performance Evaluation.

  • Teacher Evaluation

    Resources for teacher evaluation including: Illinois Administrative Code Part 50, Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA), Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC), Student Learning Objective process, Classroom Assessment and more.