Student Program





The SCEA/NEA Student Program provides support, resources and membership services to college students who are pursuing teaching as a profession. The SCEA has a Student Chapter at many of South Carolina colleges and universities where there is an education program.
Visit NEA member benefits site at for a look at all of the awesome benefits available to student members.
Begins April 1. Open to first time student members. The Early Enrollment Kit and additional information can be found at:
With our "Hook Up" Program, student members of The SCEA have an opportunity to network with The SCEA teacher group in their area for support, mentoring and coaching. In addition, student members have access to our professional development workshops, including Praxis. Student members of The SCEA have an opportunity to participate in NEA activities and hold office at the state and national level. These opportunities aren't just something to add to a portfolio or resume. These opportunities and experiences will help student educators grow in their profession in ways that are not possible with any other organization. The SCEA/NEA is unique and your partner in education.
Student Membership is available if you are enrolled in a post-secondary program that is preparatory for employment in a position that will make you eligible to teach in a South Carolina public school. When you join, you are automatically enrolled in both The SCEA and the National Education Association Student Program. When you join, you'll get access to exclusive benefits such as online Praxis study materials and a liability coverage policy with $1 million of coverage. You should not work in a public school without this insurance!
During your first year of teaching and regular NEA membership, you'll be eligible to receive a rebate of $20 for each year you were a student member. Download the rebate form  PDF, 299 KB, 1 pg.
Student members are eligible for NEA’s Jack Kinnaman Scholarship or leadership training that helps members can gain skills in communication, time management, group management, organizing, and publishing.
We hold national leadership and professional development meetings. Topics include everything from stress management and interviewing skills, to classroom management and pedagogy.
NEA Today, Tomorrow's Teachers, and your state newsletter are available.
Student members can work alongside peers and working professionals to make positive differences in communities across the country. Special grants are available for student chapters that want to start an outreach program.

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