TEA/NEA Resources

Members of the United Education Association of Shelby County (UEA) are members of the Tennessee Education Association (TEA) and the National Education Association (NEA). A portion of each members’ dues goes to provide a variety of benefits. Many benefits are managed from the state level, TEA. Others are provided from the NEA. Often each bullet point heading does not have its own page, so please search the main TEA or NEA websites, or contact your building Association Representative (AR) or your UniServe Director for more specific information.

Professional Development

  • Teaching and Learning Symposium
  • National Board Certification support
  • NEA Professional Library
  • Quality School Summit
  • Civication
  • Minority Affairs Summit
  • State Board of Education monitoring
  • New Teacher Conferences
  • Workshops/Inservice credit
  • Student Tennessee Education Association (STEA)
  • Future Teachers of America (FTA)

Legal Services

  • Employment Representation
  • Liability Insurance
  • Staff and Retained Attorneys
  • Local UniServe Coordinators

Information Services

  • teach
  • www.teateachers.org
  • TEA Compass-e-newsletter
  • TEA Facebook/Twitter/YouTube
  • NEA Today
  • www.NEA.org
  • Parent brochures (in English and Spanish)
  • Research services/salaries/budgets
  • Training programs for local leaders and associations
  • Subject area affiliate support
  • Legislative and lobbying activities
  • NEA Today Express member e-newsletter
  • TEA Tuesday Report e-newsletter
  • NEA EdCommunities
  • NEA Morning Update: The Opening Bell

Awards and Community Involvement

  • American Education Week
  • Cavit C. Cheshier Awards
  • Distinguished Educator Awards
    • Distinguished Classroom Teacher
    • Distinguished Administrator
    • Distinguished Education Support Professional
    • Distinguished Higher Education Faculty Member
  • E. Harper Johnson Human Relations Awards
  • Friend of Education Awards
  • National Teacher Day
  • NEA’s Read Across America
  • Presidential Merit Award
  • Sahli-Woodall Scholarships
  • School Bell Awards
  • Susan B. Anthony Award
  • Tennessee Space Week Learning Grants
  • ESP Day

Member Discounts and Benefits

  • Access Card discounts
  • Credit Cards
  • Financial Planning Services
  • Home Financing
  • Member Assistance Program
  • Travel Discounts
  • Various Group Insurances
  • Complimentary Life Insurance