Whether you are a public school teacher, education support professional, retired educator, college or university faculty or staff, or a student preparing to become a teacher, we have a place for you in our Association.
Education Support Professionals (ESP)
Education Support Professional (ESP) members make sure that students have the tools and support they need to succeed in school. More than half a million ESP members belong to our Association.
We are paraeducators, food service workers, bus drivers and mechanics, custodians and facility managers, school secretaries and clerical staff, nurses and health aides, maintenance employees, security personnel, landscapers and grounds keepers, and technicians. As ESP members, we take care of children and youth every day in unique ways that help both students and their families.
NEA ESP Page link http://www.nea.org/home/1604.htm
Thousands of students are studying to become teachers. Our student membership is open to anyone in a teacher preparation course at an accredited Colorado college or university, public or private. We also welcome licensed teachers who are working on a graduate degree program and not currently teaching.
In Colorado, we have Student Local Associations on the campuses of Adams State College (Alamosa), the University of Colorado, Ft. Lewis College (Durango), Mesa State College (Grand Junction), Metropolitan State College (Denver), Regis University, and the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley).
NEA Student Page link http://www.nea.org/home/1600.htm
Higher Education Faculty & Staff
Faculty and staff who teach and work in Colorado’s state colleges and universities and community colleges are partners with K-12 educators in our Association.
Our organization is the largest college and university faculty and staff organization in the U.S., representing more than 200,000 higher education employees. Our Association supports the efforts of faculty and staff to safeguard intellectual freedom, professional integrity, tenure, and the right to a voice in academic governance.
NEA Higher Ed Page link http://www.nea.org/home/1602.htm
Association Retired membership is more than 275,000 across the U.S. We lead the way on the issues that affect us today as retirees. And, as lifelong educators, we care deeply about what happens in our nation’s public schools. Some of us continue to teach and work, and all of us want today’s students to succeed because they are tomorrow’s leaders.
As retired educators, we are also concerned about today’s issues: the economy, rising health care and energy costs, and the stable retirement we can count on. That’s why we belong to our Association.
In Colorado, we have Retired Local Associations, as well as at-large members. Our Retired Locals are Aurora EA-Retired; Central Adams Retired Educators (CARE in Adams County); Colorado Springs EA-Retired; Denver CTA-Retired; Jefferson County EA-Retired; Mesa Valley EA-Retired (Grand Junction); Northern Colorado Retired Education Association (Weld County); Pikes Peak-Retired (El Paso County); Pueblo EA-R; San Juan Basin Retired Association (Southwestern Colorado).
NEA Retired Page link http://www.nea.org/home/1598.htm