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Are you interested in becoming a member of NJEA Preservice?

When you become a member of the New Jersey Student Education Association, you get:


  • Free Admission to the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City (a $75 value).
  • Training and advice for student-teachers and new teachers—to help you survive that first year of teaching.
  • Invitation to a Student-Teacher Seminar for Education majors– workshops and free samples of teaching supplies (Normally $50 for non-members, registration is only $15 for NJEA Preservice members, to help cover meals and materials)
  • Free Liability Insurance protects you in the classroom while you’re doing your student teaching (Some limitations and conditions apply.)
  • Free subscription to a professional journal for student teachers.
  • You’ll qualify for the same shopping and service discounts enjoyed by working teachers.
  • Free access to NJEA’s library of Collective Bargaining Agreements so you can review a school district’s “employment contract” before you go on a job interview (PDF versions of these contracts are available after signing in to as a preservice member).
  • Membership helps pay for political action in Trenton and Washington D.C. to fight for better working conditions and benefits for teachers.
  • Joining NJEA also makes you a member of the National Education Association (NEA).
    $20 of your $32 membership cost is refunded to you by the NEA when you begin to work as a teacher. Your cost to be a member is really only $12 per year. (NEA will refund $20 per year up to a total of $80. Refund application is supplied automatically when you join. Some limitations apply.)

To join NJEA Preservice, click HERE!

To start a chapter at your college, click HERE!


Are you interested in becoming an Ambassador?

When you become an Ambassador for NJEA Preservice, you get:

  • Scholarship opportunities to attend events like the Student Leadership Conference, legislative dinners with county political action teams, the NJEA Walter O’Brien Legislative & Political Action Conference, the NEA Northeast Regional Conference, and more!
  • An NJEA Preservice Tee shirt, fleece, and pin.
  • The opportunity to serve on committees alongside your future co-workers.
  • The chance to get involved in planning NJEA Preservice’s Leadership Matters Conference as well as NJEA’s Teacher Convention.
  • The opportunity to network with aspiring educators from other colleges throughout New Jersey.
  • More leadership opportunities.


To apply to become an NJEA Preservice Ambassador, click HERE!