THE VALUE OF MEMBERSHIP
Salary and Benefits
Simply put, educators deserve professional pay for professional work — and the members of The SCEA are the premier advocates fighting to ensure you’re paid what you’re worth. This also means stopping legislative cuts to your benefits such as health insurance and retirement.
Being an educator can be stressful — but you’re not alone. The SCEA members have a support system of thousands of educators and The SCEA staff who live and work in your district. Whether you’re a new teacher who needs advice on a difficult classroom or a food service worker that’s pushing back against student lunch debt – our members are here to provide support, experience, and their voices to your needs.
From the local school board to the state legislature, elected officials are making decisions that impact your schools — join our movement and be a part of the discussion. The SCEA members form the strongest voice advocating for educators and students across South Carolina. We’re fighting against the standardized test regime, raising the need for fair evaluations, and standing in solidarity to secure fair wages for every worker in our schools.
Do you have big dreams to help your students and school? The SCEA has access to robust leadership training courses that will give you the skills to be an effective leader in your school, community, and state.
The SCEA is one of the largest providers of high-quality professional development trainings in the state. Take part in continuing education in everything from classroom management to teacher evaluations.
Members get access to the best team of education law experts in the state. Having our liability insurance makes sure that The SCEA has you covered.
Free College Benefit
The SCEA offers members and their families the opportunity to earn their Associates and/or Bachelors degree online with no out-of-pocket cost. The program is open to active and retired members of The SCEA and their families! Learn more!
Members can take advantage of deep discounts on vacations, movie tickets, life insurance, cars and more.
Need help joining
The South Carolina Education Association?
Need help joining The South Carolina Education Association? Active Professional/Certified and Active ESP/Classified Educators can join through our main membership portal. If you are an Aspiring Educator, Pre-Retired Educator, or Retired Educator, use the links below to join. If you continue to have difficulty joining, contact us to receive further assistance.