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.
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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