MSEA, the Maryland State Education Association, is the largest union and professional association in Maryland. We represent 76,000 educators and school employees who work in Maryland’s public schools. MSEA also represents 39 local affiliates in every county across the state of Maryland, and our parent affiliate is the 3 million-member National Education Association (NEA). Learn more about who we are.
Yes. MSEA is an independent association representing teachers, education support professionals, administrators, certificated specialists, higher education faculty, and student and retired members. To visit the Maryland State Department of Education’s website, go to marylandpublicschools.org.
MSEA empowers members to make a positive difference in their professional lives in order to elevate the quality of public education for all students. Learn more about what we do.
We’re both. One of the core responsibilities of MSEA and its local affiliates is to bargain collectively on behalf of our members so that Maryland’s educators and school employees have the professional-level salaries and benefits and decent working conditions to be effective in their jobs. We also make sure that local employers abide by the negotiated contract and we represent member-employees in job-related legal matters when necessary. But the value of association membership comes just as equally from our critical support role as a professional association. This includes lobbying in Annapolis, nationally and locally for improved classroom and school conditions, offering members unique professional development opportunities, and providing them with timely information, tips, and resources through our publications and website.
If you are employed in professional education work for any school district in the state of Maryland, are a student or retired educator, or work for an accredited institution of higher education, you are eligible to become a member of MSEA as well as your local association and NEA. To join, click here.
MSEA and its affiliates have a powerful voice in Annapolis and at the county level on issues that affect you, your profession, and your students. The more educators and school employees our association has and the more they speak out on these issues, the stronger our collective voice. Members have access to legal protection, fabulous professional development opportunities, and an array of other member benefits and discounts. Learn more about the value of MSEA membership.
The MSEA headquarters is located at 140 Main Street in historic downtown Annapolis. For driving directions and parking information, click here.
If you are a member interested in joining a committee. Please download and fill out this form, then return it to MSEA.