• MNEA Works for You Missouri NEA membership means benefits that help you provide the best possible education for the students in your school. Backed by the resources of the more than 3 million-member NEA, MNEA members enjoy a wide range of benefits that no other organization can match. Find Out More >

  • Apply for Cat Tracks Tour MNEA president and vice president are looking for "place to go" during the MNEA Cat Tracks Tour, which celebrates NEA's Read Across America. Apply for a stop on the Cat Tracks Tour by completing an online application by Jan. 5. Find Out More >

  • Law Day Essay Contest Contest asks students, grades 4-12, the importance of Miranda Rights. Help your students polish their writing skills with the Missouri NEA/Missouri Bar Law Day Essay Contest for a chance to win up to $300. Entries due Jan. 15. Find Out More >

  • Read to Achieve Contest If your school is within the KCTV5 viewing area (greater Kansas City), teachers at your school are eligible for a chance to win $1,000 and a visit from news anchor Alexis Del Cid. The Read to Achieve contest is co-sponsored by Missouri NEA and Kansas NEA. Find Out More >

Professional Development

Professional Development

Missouri NEA has a complete program for professional and personal growth. Contact MNEA Teaching & Learning at (800) 392-0236. We are ready to assist you in understanding and applying information in the following areas:

  • Professional Development Committee Training
  • Missouri Model Teacher Evaluation System
  • Mentoring New Teachers
  • Special-Education Law
  • Working Effectively with Paraprofessionals
  • National Board Certification
  • School Finance
  • Bullying and Sexual Harassment
  • Interest-Based Bargaining
  • Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences  

Online Learning and Graduate Programs

MNEA Professional Development Opportunities


Especially for
Beginning Teachers

Beginning Teacher Assistance Program – “I Can Do It”

Tuition Grant

Beginning Teacher Listserv

"Start Smart" A Beginning Teacher Handbook – A handbook of resources and information targeted to beginning teachers and their experiences. To get a copy of the MNEA Start Smart, contact your regional MNEA office or log in MNEA Members Only to download a pdf version.

Missouri Mentoring Program – Participate in a field-tested program that gets at the heart of an effective mentor/beginning-teacher relationship. This program provides a comprehensive look at the role of mentors in supporting new teachers.

Contact Ann Jarrett at (800) 392-0236 for more information on any of the programs listed.

Other Resources


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