The Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) unites and supports 183,000 public school teachers, education support professionals, higher education faculty and staff, health care professionals, students studying to become educators, and retirees.
PSEA bargains compensation and benefits for members, protects your rights, and advocates for your professions. We are a strong voice for public education and working families in Pennsylvania.
We share a common purpose, vision, values and goals. We advocate for public education, children, and our members’ professions, whether they are teachers, maintenance employees, nurses, retirees, custodians, secretaries, classroom aides, school psychologists or librarians.
People don’t just join PSEA to hold a membership card, they join a statewide network of individuals with similar struggles, successes and goals. Members are PSEA. Members form a strong community of dedicated, caring professionals who support each other at the bargaining table, in the work place and in our communities.
How to Join
- Professional educators and education support professionals - join PSEA by contacting your local association president. Find your local
- EA and ESP members also can print out a PSEA membership form (PDF) and submit to your local president or membership chair.
- Retired members can join PSEA-Retired by completing an enrollment form (PDF) or join online.
- College students studying to become teachers can join Student PSEA online.
- Health care professionals can join HealthCare-PSEA by visiting the HealthCare-PSEA website.
- If you work in an educational or health care setting in Pennsylvania and are not represented by a union, contact PSEA's organizing team to learn more about PSEA membership.
Belonging to PSEA and local associations gives members a voice in their salaries, their careers and their jobs. We are stronger and more effective speaking with one voice.
PSEA offers programs and services tailored especially for member needs:
- We make sure you receive fair and equitable treatment in the work place.
- We bargain for better salaries, benefits and working conditions for you.
- We work with elected officials to pass laws, policies and regulations that advance public education and your careers.
- We make sure that your professions receive the respect that they deserve.
- We provide professional development to help you become better at your job, no matter what your profession or how long you’ve been working.