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MAE President Erica Jones stands with MAE members to advocate for MS students.

Join MAE Today! You belong in the Movement!

Become a part of the oldest and most powerful education association in Mississippi.


MAE makes sure the voices of educators are actually heard. Together, we have successfully raised educator wages, improved working conditions, and increased public school funding. We can have an even stronger voice when you join us today.

Become a Member

Andrea Watson smiles at the camera.
We have a powerful voice when we come together... Our union is a vehicle for us to create the change that we want to see in our schools
Quote by: Andrea Watson, Special Education Teacher


Educators deserve professional pay for professional work. We were successful in our efforts to achieve the highest pay raise for teachers in Mississippi history during the recent Legislative session.

As the first successful advocates for health care insurance and a retirement fund for teachers, we continue with our diligent efforts to make sure teacher salaries and benefits are substantial and appropriate.

Suzanne Smith smiles into the camera
I do what I do because I believe in the future of our children...To be a part of something bigger than yourself, we can accomplish so much more than we can working alone.
Quote by: Suzanne Smith, Teacher


MAE members are as diverse as the students we represent, but united in our purpose: championing justice and excellence in public education. MAE members can belong to the movement in every phase of their career!
Aspiring Educators pose with a legislator on MAE Lobby Day.

Aspiring Educators

The MAE Student Program is open to students at any of Mississippi’s post-secondary/higher education institutions who are not employed full-time in a regular teaching position by a pre-K–12 education agency or institution and aspire to become educators.
Active Professionals pose with community members during the Jackson Safe Water campaign.

Active Professionals

Active professionals include educators and education support professionals in our K-12 public schools, as well as Higher Education faculty and staff.
Retired social studies teacher Vera Watson poses for a picture.

Retired Professionals

Public school retirees can continue their advocacy and benefits of membership in MAE Retired and NEA-Retired
Louise Smith pauses while talking about how important public schools are.
Have you ever walked into your job, and everyone around you is a life-changer?
Quote by: Louise Smith, Teacher

Advocating strong public schools for every student and every public school employee

Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) represents thousands of Mississippians—educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, friends—who believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.