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Why Belong?

We are here with you! When we stand together today, we can change the future for tomorrow.


Belonging to The SCEA isn't just about what you get when you are a member. It's about what the whole state gets when we're all members. Listen to educator and father John Ross explain why you should belong.

Your Voice. Our Power. Their Future.

Belonging to The SCEA is about what students get when we work together to ensure that public education delivers everything students and educators deserve.
Members pose in The SCEA auditorium

Support and Relationships - You're never alone with The SCEA!

As a member, you belong to your local, state, & national associations. Our local affiliates, The South Carolina Education Association (The SCEA), and NEA are a strong, united professional association of 3.2 million public school employees nationwide who use the power of collective voice to work together on issues that matter the most for the future of our public schools. Members have access to education’s most sought-after resources & supports in the country to reach, teach, and inspire students.
Members stand up for schools in a subcommittee hearing.

Influence and Power - When our collective voice is heard, change happens.

Improved working conditions mean a better learning environment for your students. From your local school board to the state legislature, it’s our collective mission to ensure educators have a seat at every table where decisions affecting our students & our schools are made. With the leading advocate for public schools in South Carolina, you can influence those who shape critical policy decisions.
The SCEA staff member Albert shares information with members.

Protection and Advocacy - Membership means peace of mind.

Membership means you join forces with fellow educators to make a difference because our children deserve safe public schools. Only The SCEA offers regional specialists who focus on educational issues & advocate on behalf of members, providing doorstep service as needed. Each member also receives $3 million in professional liability insurance for work-related issues, & our attorneys handle these issues at NO COST to our members!
Members high five each other

Join The SCEA

You Belong!

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.