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Professional Learning

Resources for all education professionals, in all settings. Because we’re there, too.
At every stage of your career, NEA helps you grow into your passion and be a leader for your students.
We provide cutting-edge resources from NEA experts—our staff, affiliates, and members—on the skills and topics educators need to join, stay in, and advance our profession.

Just & Equitable Schools

The National Education Association has a long history of standing up for justice and speaking out against injustice.

Teacher Professional Growth

Professional learning throughout an educator’s career is essential to achieving great public schools. Find out about crucial features and strategies to support professional learning.

ESP Professional Growth

To ensure a great public education for every student, education support professionals (ESPs) want and deserve high-quality professional learning and supports at every stage of their careers.

Higher Ed Professional Growth

Since 1999, NEA has partnered with the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network to provide teaching guides for faculty.

Professional Learning Resources

From our affiliates to yours, workshops, webinars, and blended learning opportunities to support NEA members throughout their careers.

Micro-Credentials

A micro-credential is a short, competency-based recognition. NEA offers over 175 micro-credentials that have been created by educators for educators.

Teacher Licensure

Before becoming a teacher-of-record, teacher candidates must demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for effective classroom practice. Licensure provides the professional and public assurance that educators have met state teaching standards and have demonstrated their readiness to teach and improve student learning.
Ashanti Rankin
When I first got involved with my union, I quickly learned how the union supports education support professionals, like me. NEA’s ESP Growth Continuum, for example, creates a pathway for growth where I’m able to master my profession—and remain in it.
Quote by: Ashanti Rankin, Middle School Paraprofessional, New Jersey Education Association
2019 Salem Kaizer RA delegates

Your community is waiting.

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

Are you an affiliate?

Jump to updates, opportunities, and resources for NEA state and 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.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.