From College to Colleague
Thousands of educators and education support professionals retire across the country each year. We must take steps to replace educators and ensure quality education in every classroom. For this, we turn to you, the next generation.
Join 12,000+ NEA-Alaska members and 3.2 million members nationwide and you’ll be connected through a common goal – dedication to students, to families and to communities – before you even graduate and begin teaching. Our Student Program is a valuable resource that provides many great benefits to help you as a student today, as well as tomorrow when you begin your teaching career. Join as a member and enjoy these resources today!
As a Student, We’re Here to Help With:
Scholarships & Grants: As a student member, you are eligible for NEA’s Jack Kinnaman Scholarship and the CREATE grant to do projects in your community. There are also other scholarships and funding for leadership training that help you gain skills in communication, time management, group management, organizing, and publishing.
Student Loan Forgiveness: Support in gaining access to student loan forgiveness programs, especially those specifically for teachers.
Professional Development and Networking: NEA-Alaska brings educators to Anchorage annually for weekend conferences to grow professionally and learn from colleagues. You can also connect online through NEA EdCommunities. Enjoy virtual learning events to expand your collaboration opportunities with other educators on NEA EdCommunities and share classroom-ready resources and instruction materials. Engage with those who share your commitment to student success.
Mentorship and Classroom Visits: You will be connected with professional educators within your community to introduce you to your future as an educator. Local educators will open their classrooms to you to learn about classroom management, organization, and to observe lessons.
Liability Coverage: NEA provides $1 million in liability insurance to protect you every time you step in a classroom, including when you do your student teaching.
Make Your Voice Heard: We support America’s public schools on the national, state and local level. As a member, you can be a part of this process and work with a coalition of other students and teachers to advance pro-public education legislation in Juneau and Washington D.C. You will also be able to participate in Representative Assembly (national) and Delegate Assembly (Alaska) to help set the direction of NEA and NEA-Alaska.
Member Discounts and Services: As an NEA member, you’ll receive great deals on things like magazine subscriptions, low-interest credit cards, restaurants, vacation deals, and much more.
Subscriptions: You’ll receive NEA Today, Tomorrow’s Teachers as well as other publications, including NEA-Alaska’s Digital AKtivist and other research that has been developed with, by and for professional educators.
Resume Building: Learn from experts how to put your best foot forward as you search for a job after graduation.
Membership Rebate: As a thank you for being an NEA-Alaska/Student member, you will receive $20 multiplied by each year you were a student member deducted from your regular NEA membership during your first year as a teacher. Download the Rebate Form.