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Professional Excellence

Professional Excellence

Supporting educator growth and achievement for more than 125 years.
Take charge of your career. AEA offers many professional development opportunities and resources to help you advance.
Great educators create great public schools. AEA provides the training, tools, and community support for educators to engage students, nurture justice, and excel in their profession.

Student Engagement

We believe that every educator is a learner. That’s why AEA is proud to bring you the best from our educator-leaders: so you have a reliable hub for your pedagogy and practice challenges

Professional Learning

At every stage of your career, AEA helps you grow into your passion and be a leader for your students.

Conferences & Events

At AEA statewide events, members swap stories, share news, challenge each other, learn from leaders — and prepare to change the world.
Amber Gould
When I became a teacher, I knew that the way to improve the teaching profession was to belong to my professional association.
Quote by: Amber Gould, AEA Treasurer
NEA RA 2019

Your community is waiting.

Free and open to all, NEA’s edCommunities is a place for teachers, parents, school support professionals, community supporters, and AEA members to find and share ideas and resources.

Are you an affiliate?

Find out how AEA provides resources and opportunities for our local affiliates.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, fact sheets, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the largest professional association for public school employees in Arizona. AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona.