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When you join the association (local, state, and national), you join forces with more than 34,000 of your colleagues here in Iowa and 3 million educators nationwide. That strong membership base give us the strength, power, and resources to accomplish more together than any individual or small group can do alone.

Professional membership: Professional members include teachers, librarians, nurses, and other professionals employed by K-12 school districts, area education agencies, community colleges, and state universities. You can download the membership form here and return it to the Iowa State Education Association headquarters at 777 Third Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309 or your local UniServ office which you can locate using the UniServ directory in the menu.

Education Support Professional: Educational Support membership is available for currently employed school secretaries, classroom aides, custodians, food service, maintenance, and transportation workers. You can download the membership form here and return it to the Iowa State Education Association headquarters at 777 Third Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309 or your local UniServ office which you can locate using the UniServ directory in the menu.

ISEA Student: Any college or university student who intends to enter the education profession is eligible for student membership. The ISEA student program has more than 260 members on 19 campuses across the state. We join more than 60,000 fellow NEA Student members on 900 campuses around the nation. You can enroll in the ISEA student program online with this link.

ISEA Annual and and Lifetime Retired: Any retired person having qualified for Professional or Educational Support membership who is at least 45 years old is eligible for NEA/ISEA Retired membership. Many persons choose to continue their membership after retirement in order to remain eligible for member benefits programs, including the $1 million liability insurance coverage for retired members who chose to substitute teach. In addition, retired members receive publications and many other opportunities to keep in touch with the education world. You can download the membership form here and return it to the Iowa State Education Association headquarters at 777 Third Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309.