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Student Program Highlights
Has your chapter advisor gone above and beyond the call of duty? Do you have an absolutely amazing state student leader? This is your opportunity to receive recognition for incredible work of your organization. Complete the requirements and submit your nominations by April 15, 2013.
- NEA Student Program Awards ( PDF, 454 KB, 21 pgs.)
Wanted: Next Batch of Student Leaders
We are currently accepting nominations for students to serve on the NEA Board of Directors and the NEA Resolutions Committee. If you are interested in running for a national position, please submit your Certificate of Eligibility Form no later than the close of business, May 1 2013.
- NEA Student Program Elections Procedure ( PDF, 506 KB, 11 pgs.)
NEA Student Program Welcomes New Chair, David Tjaden!
David is originally from the rural Iowa town of Titonka, Iowa and has spent the last 6 years at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. After graduating with a BA in Political Science, he continued on and graduated with an MA in Social Studies education in May 2012. David has been involved heavily with the NEA-SP while earning his degree in education, attending multiple state and student conferences and expanding his local chapter. During his final year of graduate school, David served as Chairperson of the ISEA-Student Program, a member on the ISEA Executive Board, and as a member of the NEA-Student Program Advisory Committee of Student Members. During his tenure as NEA-SP Chairperson, David hopes strengthen the voice of student members in the arena of political action, extend the outreach of service to communities, and help ensure that every future teacher has the skills and resources to provide the greatest education to our PreK-12 students.
Over the past years David has spent his summers coaching high school baseball in Iowa and officiating high school and collegiate basketball in the Midwest. His father is a retired social studies teacher and his mother works at the local bank. His older brother, Stephen, coaches and teaches social studies in Northwest Iowa, and younger brother, Jacob, is attending graduate school at Drake University. David’s term of office begins August 1, 2012 and concludes July 31, 2014. Welcome David!
Student NJEA at TCNJ Leadership Awards
The Student NJEA chapter at The College of New Jersey was honored with two programming awards at the college’s Fifth Annual Student Leadership Awards banquet. (full article)
NEA’s annual magazine for NEA student members. It offers a wealth of resources to those new to the teaching profession. Each issue offers help with job searches, provides classroom tips for surviving the first year in the classroom, recommends strategies for parental and community outreach, and much more.
NEA Student Program History
The Student National Education Association (SNEA) was founded in 1937 as a department of NEA. The SNEA Representative Assembly almost 50 years later voted to end its affiliation status and merge with NEA as a program -- The NEA Student Program.
Today we have:
- 60,000 members
- more than 1100 college/university campus chapters
- 50 state programs
- a national, full-time, elected chairperson
- a nine-member, appointed advisory committee of student members
- 2 national conferences -- Summer Leadership Conference (June), and Fall Connections Conference (November).
We strive to:
- promote community partnerships
- foster leadership through pre-professional opportunities and peer mentoring
- promote membership among diverse populations
- provide networking opportunities
- supplement formal teacher-education training
- promote the national accreditation of teacher-education training
- recruit and retain pre-professional members, and
- maintain a presence at all NEA conferences.
The NEA Student Program is Essential
Nearly 2 million teachers across the country retired in 2007. We must take aggressive steps to replace these educators and ensure a quality teacher in every classroom. NEA supports teachers who are well qualified and prepared for their careers.
Also, one out of three NEA Student Program members becomes an NEA leader.
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