About MEA

The Michigan Education Association (MEA) is a self-governing education association, representing about 140,000 teachers, education support professionals and higher-education employees throughout the state.

Through collective action, MEA is dedicated to the purpose of serving our members’ employment goals, interests and needs, while advocating for quality public education. By so doing, MEA is committed to creating and maintaining an effective education system that:

  • Supports the development of successful, empowered students;
  • advances the principles of democracy, human and civil rights;
  • meets the needs of our global society; and
  • improves the quality of life for all.

Mission statement: "The mission of the MEA is to ensure that the education of our students and the working environments of our members are of the highest quality."