Why Join CEA?
By joining CEA you are joining over 39,000 teachers, education support professionals, students, and retired educators across the state who advocate for the schools our students deserve. CEA members are also members of the 3 million members-strong National Education Association as well as your local association.
We are advisors.
We guide students along the path to discovery.
We are advocates.
We fight every day to improve public education at every level.
We are teammates.
We work together to elevate our profession.
We are experts.
We provide insight and leadership to our students, our schools, our districts, and our communities on a daily basis.
We create opportunity through education.
Every student deserves the right to have the support, tools, and time needed to learn.
We empower tomorrow’s leaders today.
Quality education inspires students’ natural curiosity, imagination, and desire to learn.
We elevate the profession.
Caring, qualified, and committed educators are at the heart of every student’s success.
NEA Member Benefits
Whether it’s discounts on shopping and travel or savings on home and car insurance, union membership provides a range of tangible benefits that can be accessed through the National Education Association’s Member Benefits program.
Join as a:
K-12 Teacher or Special Service Provider
This category includes licensed staff who are actively working in our public school districts or BOCES to ensure our students learn the skills and content they need to be successful. This includes those with appropriate licenses such as classroom teachers, counselors, special educators, school psychologists, social workers, school nurses, vocational teachers and other professionals.
Education Support Professional
This category includes the classified staff in our districts and schools (full-time or part-time) who make sure students have the tools and support they need to succeed. This includes paraeducators, food service workers, bus drivers and mechanics, custodians and facility managers, school secretaries and clerical staff, nurses and health aides, maintenance employees, security personnel, landscapers and groundskeepers, technicians, and more.
This category includes all educators currently working in a Colorado charter school who work day in and day out to make sure students succeed. In recent years, many charter school educators across the country have joined together in strong unions to demand a say in working conditions, salary and benefits, and how to best serve students.
Higher Education Faculty or Staff Member
This category includes all educators currently employed at one of Colorado’s many higher education institutions, including community and technical colleges as well as private and public colleges and universities. This includes a variety of roles including adjunct faculty to program coordinators.
Retired Education Employee or Pre-Retired Life Member
Retired Members may not go into our schools every day, but it doesn’t mean they’ve stopped caring for students and our profession.
Aspiring Educator (College Student/Pre-Professional)
This category includes students who are enrolled in a teacher preparation course in a Colorado accredited public or private college or university prior to having a teaching license and are planning to pursue a career in education. Students studying in alternative licensure programs are also welcome.
Other Education Employee
This category includes all education employees not covered by our other membership categories. This includes substitute teachers, principals, and others who serve in a range of roles in our schools and districts to provide our students with a quality education.