Your role, as an educator, is vital to the future success of our communities. WVEA’s role is to support your efforts and fight for your rights to proper compensation and benefits, better school funding and proper representation inside and outside the classroom.

As a member of WVEA, take advantage of the following benefits:

Legal services and liability protection
Professional development courses
Conferences and networking opportunities
Political power to fight for pro-education candidates and legislation
Publications to keep you up-to-date on current laws, regulations and policies
Discounts and economic benefit programs

These are just a few of the many offerings that WVEA brings to its members. We work for you, so you can do your job better. WVEA’s goal is to take away some of the stresses associated with your job so that you can concentrate on what matters most – your students!

Categories of Membership

Active Professional

Professional membership (pre K-12 and Higher Education) is open to any person who is professionally engaged in public education in West Virginia who holds a license as a professional educator (including substitutes) or is licensed to serve in the public education system of West Virginia in any other professional capacity. By joining as an active professional member you are entitled to all the rights, benefits, and privileges provided under the WVEA Constitution and Bylaws including, but not limited to, the right to vote and hold elective office within the Association, actively participate in all Association meetings, consultation with staff, Association training programs, legal representation, liability insurance, and other NEA/WVEA Member Benefits. If you are eligible to join in this category, you may do so by completing the professional membership application form.

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Active Education Support Professional (ESP)

ESP membership (K-12 and Higher Education) is open to any person who is employed in an education support position (including substitutes) in West Virginia in any public school, public college or university, or any other public institution devoted primarily to education work. By joining as an ESP member, you are entitled to all rights, benefits, and privileges under the WVEA Constitution and Bylaws including, but not limited to, the right to vote and hold elective office within the Association, actively participate in all Association meetings, consultation with staff, Association training programs, legal representation, liability insurance and other special NEA/WVEA Member Benefits. If you are eligible to join in this category, you may do so by completing the ESP membership application form.

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West Virginia Student Education Association (WVSEA)

WVSEA membership is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a career in education at a public institution of higher education in West Virginia and who has yet to be employed. WVSEA’s mission is to help prospective educators develop an understanding of the education profession and assist in the transition from the campus to the classroom. By joining as a WVSEA member, you have access to NEA and WVEA’s vast resources, from professional publications to education research. You can also attend WVSEA/WVEA sponsored training and professional development programs to supplement your education. In addition, you are covered by NEA/WVEA’s $1 million liability insurance program every time you step into a classroom, as well as being able to participate in other special NEA/WVEA Member Benefits. If you are eligible to join in this category, you may do so by completing the WVSEA membership application form. To access the NEA Student Rebate form click here. 

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WVEA Retired (WVEA-R)

Retired membership is open to any person who has retired from Association service (professional or education support) in a public elementary or secondary school or public institution of higher education, as well as, active WVEA members (professional and education support). Membership entitles you to active participation in WVEA-R meetings and seminars as well as a wealth of discount programs, including but not limited to, liability insurance (if you substitute), long-term care, life, auto and homeowners insurance, retirement income investments, discounts on magazines and car rentals, and other special NEA/WVEA Member Benefits. If you are eligible to join in this category, you may do so by completing the WVEA-Retired membership application form.

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Associate

Associate Membership is open to any person not engaged as an employee in the public elementary or secondary school systems or public institution of higher education in West Virginia, but is interested in the promotion of education in the state. If you wish to join in this classification, call 1-800-642-8261, extension 131 or e-mail kmoses@wvea.org.

Membership

Jefferson County

Education Association

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