It’s our job to help you do yours.
Maryland educators and school employees are on the front line every day doing what they do best—educating, nurturing, and encouraging students in public schools in communities across the state. Their jobs are fulfilling—and demanding—with ever-changing school and student needs and professional expectations.
The Maryland State Education Association knows what it takes to keep public education strong. Our job is to create the best possible environment for you to do your job so you can create the great public schools that every child deserves. Maryland’s #1 rankings from Education Week, Newsweek, and the College Board confirm that MSEA and educators like you are making a difference.
MSEA represents educators in nearly every job category in public schools across Maryland. We help student educators jump start their careers, advocate for quality schools and professional respect for active educators and school employees, and work to protect pension benefits and maintain career connections for retired members.
We help you improve student achievement by pushing for school funding, small class sizes, better working conditions, quality professional development, competitive salaries and benefits, and other keys to your success. MSEA led the successful fight for historic levels of school funding and our groundbreaking Push for Pensions campaign secured a badly needed increase in educator pension benefits.
MSEA members also gain from being members of their local association, which negotiates professional-level salaries and benefits and improved working conditions with their school district, and our parent affiliate, the 3.2 million-member National Education Association (NEA)—the largest association in the country. NEA has been instrumental in building momentum for fixing the No Child Left Behind law and winning unprecedented amounts of federal stimulus aid to protect thousands of jobs in Maryland’s public schools.
Your professional association advocates for members at the local, state, and national levels. You can be sure your interests as an educator are being heard by the right people in the right places.
- Your local association negotiates your contracts and makes sure your employee rights are upheld.
- MSEA provides lawyers, lobbyists, school quality, communications, and other specialists to support the needs of members and local associations.
- NEA advocates for school funding and reforms in federal law and aids state associations, such as MSEA, through organizing, legislative, and financial support.