OEA Aspiring Educator Enrollment/Renewal Form

Ohio Education Association (OEA)/National Education Association (NEA)

Thank you for your interest in joining OEA Aspiring Educators. OEA-AE is a division of the Ohio Education Association (OEA) and the National Education Association (NEA)!

Who can enroll?

Student Membership is available if you are enrolled in a postsecondary program that is preparatory for employment in a position that will make you eligible for Active (educator) membership in the OEA/NEA.

When can I enroll?

Enrollment for the current membership year is offered from the start of the membership year, September 1, through August 31. You may enroll anytime throughout the year but will always be required to renew your membership annually. The Aspiring Educator Board will send email notifications to current members when it is time to renew each year. Beginning April 1, early enrollment applications will be accepted for the upcoming membership year, and those eligible will receive certain member benefits for the remainder of the current year if enrolling as a first-time member AND will be considered “early enrolled” for the upcoming membership year.

Email aspiringed@ohea.org, if you have questions.

Membership Year and Benefits Coverage

The membership year runs from September 1 through August 31 of the following year. Benefits of  membership, including Employment Educators Liability (EEL) insurance coverage, are effective from the date application is made with payment*, through the end of the membership year. Certain benefits may apply retroactively from the beginning of the membership year.

Please visit our website for more information on the OEA-AE. The website is found by clicking here.

Membership Dues

*The Ohio Education Association (OEA) is waiving dues to become a member of OEA-AE. Although local chapters may include a small local fee to belong to their affiliate, there is no charge to be an OEA-AE member and to receive state and national Aspiring Educator benefits.