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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.”

  • Don't Outsource Drivers Ed

    Today in Illinois, driver education is available, affordable and safe. Let’s keep it that way.

  • Educator Certification-Licensure

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Keep Learning Keep Moving

    In an effort to help spread the word about the importance of keeping Illinois students active, IEA has launched the Keep Learning, Keep Moving campaign.

  • 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.

  • National Education Association

    The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. View a list of website resources provided by NEA.

  • 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.

  • Safe Schools for All

    Help put an end to gun violence in our schools.

  • 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.

  • Stronger United

    We are 135,000 strong and have a powerful voice that cannot be ignored when we stand united.

  • 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.

  • The Awesome IEA Podcast

    The podcast for curious well-informed association members. The goal of this podcast is to educate our members about important new educational policy initiatives in a brief and hopefully entertaining format. Join Kelsey & Diana as we explore a different topic each episode!

  • Trauma-Informed Practices and ACEs

    Resources for Know Me, Know My Name, Paper Tigers, Partnership for Resilience, Resilience, The Movie, and Student Discipline