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Join The SCEA Today! You belong in The SCEA!

The SCEA is the union for educators in South Carolina. By banding together, our members impact meaningful change for educators and students.

Our members create meaningful change for educators, students, and communities 

The SCEA makes sure the voices of educators are actually heard. Together, we have successfully raised educator wages, improved working conditions, and supported student loan forgiveness. We can have an even stronger voice when you join us today.

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Pete Stone
A collective group like The SCEA is a proven, trusted network to support you in the ability to step out there and say “This has to change,” and you won’t be stepping out alone.
Quote by: Pete Stone, Teacher

Making a difference

Becoming a member of The South Carolina Education Association connects you with a movement of school staff supporting each other. Our union advocates for the funding and resources that you, your schools, and your students deserve. This includes:

Liz Humphrey
South Carolina educators deserve the right to equal funding for their classrooms, equal funding for their students, most importantly their voices to be heard.
Quote by: Elizabeth Humphrey, School Technologist

We Stand Together

Now is the time to band together and be heard anywhere decisions about education are made, Now is the time to join our Union.

We are united in providing a high-quality education so that every student can attain their dreams. We all have a part to play in the movement. There is a place for you here whether you’ve worked in education for one day or forty years. We represent everyone in every role on the frontlines of public schools all across the state, from Chesterfield to Charleston, Oconee to Horry. The result? A union as strong and diverse as its communities.

Crystal Whitaker
I always try to make sure that I’m teaching my students how to make their community better. My students deserve opportunities for a good future.
Quote by: Crystal Whitaker, Teacher


The SCEA members are as diverse as the students we represent, but united in our purpose: championing justice and excellence in public education. The SCEA members can belong to the movement in every phase of their career!
The Student SCEA members pose in Orlando during the NEA RA.

Aspiring Educators

Aspiring Educators are college students pursuing careers as educators and belong to the The Student SCEA.
Members pose for a selfie.

Active Professionals

Active professionals include educators and education support professionals in our K-12 public schools, as well as Higher Education faculty and staff.
The SCEA-Retired members pose for a photo.

Retired Professionals

Public school retirees can continue their advocacy and benefits of membership in The SCEA-Retired and NEA-Retired.
Read Across America books are delivered to classrooms at Monaview Elementary School in South Carolina

Together we're stronger. Together we're heard.

You belong in the movement! Join today to belong to the movement of educators and school staff fighting for the pay and working conditions we all deserve.

Your Voice. Our Power. Their Future.

The SCEA is an affiliate of the largest professional association of educators in the country. As the leading advocate for the schools South Carolina students deserve, The SCEA works to promote quality public education and to support public school employees.