Why should I join SMEA?

Improves Teacher Education 
Student members serve on accreditation teams that evaluate teacher programs nationwide.

Protects Students Rights 
Student members are covered by $1 million of liability insurance to protect them financially while they are assigned to the classroom.

Provides a Professional Network 
Student members have access to contacts around the country who can provide information that may be beneficial in future employment decisions.

Supplements Formal Education 
Student members may participate in MEA/NEA workshops and conferences to enhance their formal education.

Influences Government 
Student members testify before government agencies on topics that concern education majors, such as financial assistance.

Works Toward Human Relations 
Student members recognize that teachers must be able to relate to people without racial, cultural or sexual biases.

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