Student membership

The Student Program is a preprofessional organization for college and university students planning to be teachers.

How to apply

  • Apply online for the 2014-15 membership year.
  • If you belong to an Education Minnesota local union, contact Cindy Smith at 800-652-9073 x 4866 before completing this application to discuss eligibility because refunds are not provided.
  • You do NOT need a member ID number, username or password to apply online.
  • Please allow up to two weeks after applying online for access to members-only content on this site.
  • Check your membership status. This feature allows you to confirm whether you have a current membership, even if you paid by check. You can also print a confirmation of your membership.
  • If you are having problems with the online application, contact the National Education Association.  
  • Please print and keep a copy of your confirmation e-mail.
  • Questions? Contact Cindy Smith: 800-652-9073 x 4866, or 651-227-9541 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


You're eligible for student membership if you're enrolled in an Education Minnesota affiliated post-secondary school as an undergraduate or graduate. The Education Minnesota affiliated schools are listed on the online application in the dropdown box.

If you are a member of an Education Minnesota affiliated local you are not eligible for a student membership – see "How to apply" above.


Student Program dues are $25 per year; the membership year runs from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31. Campus chapters may also charge dues. Your membership begins when Education Minnesota receives your application and check.

If you're working in education this school year, you can apply for a rebate of a portion of your dues.

Benefits of membership

The benefits of membership are many, including $1 million in professional liability insurance while you're in the classroom. 

Student resources

Read about more student resources and related websites

Contact us!

If your college campus doesn't have a campus chapter, we encourage you to start one. Education Minnesota will provide staff time and some financial assistance to new campus chapters.

You can also find us on Facebook.

For more information, contact Tammy Barnes, 800-642-3239, or Cindy Smith, 800-652-9073 x 4866.