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The Value of MAE Membership

We are the most powerful voice for Mississippi education.

Check out all the reasons to join MAE below. Then, when you’re ready, click here to join MAE. 

Salary and Benefits

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.


From the local school board to the state legislature, elected officials are making decisions that impact our public schools. That’s why MAE  is engaged in making sure they are aware of educators’ concerns and students’ needs. Join our union and be a part of the discussion. MAE members form the strongest voice advocating for educators, education support staff, and students in Mississippi. 

Networking Opportunities

Being an educator can be stressful — but MAE members are not alone. We have a support system of thousands of educators, education support staff, and MAE 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 union members are here to provide support for your needs.

Professional Development Opportunities

MAE is one of the largest providers of high-quality professional development training in the state. That’s because we actively seek the best opportunities for impactful learning. Take part in continuing education in everything from classroom management to teacher evaluations.

Leadership Training

Do you have big dreams to help your students and school? MAE has access to robust leadership training courses that will give you the skills to be an effective leader in your school, community, and state.

Legal Protection

Members get access to the best team of education law experts in the state. Having our liability insurance makes sure that MAE has you covered. And, our strong legal minds on your side help you navigate the issues that may affect you.

Member Discounts

Members can take advantage of deep discounts on vacations, movie tickets, life insurance, cars and more. In fact, savings realized through member discounts help offset the cost of dues. It’s a win-win situation.

Ready to join? 

Click here to become a member today. 


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.