teacher13The Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) unites and supports 180,000 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 in Pennsylvania.

Members join a statewide network of individuals with similar struggles, successes and goals. Members are PSEA. 

Early Enrollment: Pledge to become a member for the 2016-2017 membership year by June 30 and you'll immediately receive big discounts and savings through PSEA Member Benefits, up to $1 million in Educator Employment Liability (EEL) insurance, and beginning September 1, 2016, become eligible for legal services for individual employment related matters, including representation on unemployment compensation and certification issues. 

Complete an early enrollment form and submit to your local president or membership chair by June 30.

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.





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