Top ten reasons to join the MNEA Student Program
10) Legal Protection you can count on. $4 million in damages and additional payment for legal fees for most civil and some criminal lawsuits arising out of job-related incidents and a free one-hour consultation with an attorney for personal legal matters.
9) E-mail listservs and Facebook fan page allow you to communicate with your peers, get answers from experienced teachers and receive Works4Me, a weekly email with practical classroom tips.
8) Great opportunity to become a leader in your local, state & national associations.
7) Learn from the best at the MNEA Student Academy.
6) Publications to assist you as you begin your career in education — Start Smart, a beginning teacher handbook; Salary Benchmarks & Rankings, a comparison of school district salaries in Missouri; Something Better, MNEA's award-winning magazine; Show Me Education, published by students for students; NEA Today and Tomorrow’s Teachers.
5) Big savings to more than 250,000 locations throughout the nation, state and community.
4) $20 rebate for every year you were an MNEA-Student member when you join MNEA after graduation.
3) Learn and grow with peers from across the state.
2) A voice at the Capitol representing children and public schools.
1) Jumpstart your teaching career.
To join the MNEA Student Program, contact your campus MNEA chapter or join online. Membership dues are as low as $17 per year.
Student Conferences and Workshops
- Student Leadership Academy, Jefferson City
If you are an officer of the Missouri NEA local on your campus, or want to be a leader in the future, we want you to come to the Student Leadership Academy, on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the MNEA headquarters (1810 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO). You will receive training on the various aspects of leadership in your local. Lunch will be provided, and this event is free. Contact Janet Galbreath at firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-392-0236 to register.
- Praxis II workshops
The Praxis examinations are designed to assess individuals' knowledge and skills acquired through professional education programs. MNEA offers a free pre-test workshop for members. View the Praxis II workshop schedule or request a Praxis II workshop on your campus.
Financial and career resources
- U.S. Department of Education - www.college.gov - a new Web site that aims to motivate students with inspirational stories and information about planning, preparing and paying for college.
- EEOC's Youth@Work Web site - The program is designed for youth by youth to teach you about your real world rights and responsibilities as an employee.
- TEACHnow.org - Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim's documentary, TEACH, chronicles four young teachers as they survive their first-year of teaching in America's toughest schools. Watch online.