Student MEA-MFT

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Student MEA-MFT is Montana's professional association for college students who plan to become teachers.

Student MEA-MFT is part of MEA-MFT, an association of Montana teachers, college faculty, and other public employees. We are a nonprofit grassroots organization.


How to join Student MEA-MFT: There are 3 different ways you can join:
1. To sign up on-line, click here or in the box below. (Then click on "Student Membership")


2. Or you can click here for an application for the 2017-18 school year.  Print the form, fill it out, and mail it in with your check.


3. Or you can request an application form by e-mailing Lauren Caldwell, Student MEA-MFT state coordinator.


What's in it for you:


Networking: Student MEA-MFT helps you tap into a professional network of educators: practicing teachers and college professors at the local, state, and national levels.

Million-dollar protection: Many schools require you to be covered by liability insurance when you student teach. As a member of Student MEA-MFT, you'll be covered by our million-dollar liability insurance policy every time you step into a classroom on assignment.


Helping you teach your best: Student MEA-MFT helps you become a well-informed professional teacher through top-quality workshops; conferences; publications; web sites; and professional materials for classroom teachers from our national affiliates, NEA and AFT.

Get your money's worth: Your membership entitles you to special member benefits.

Get your money back. Your Student MEA-MFT dues money serves as a credit toward membership in MEA-MFT when you begin teaching. Plus, during your first year of teaching and regular NEA membership, you'll receive a $20 rebate from NEA for each year of student membership. That means you may receive more money back than you paid in dues as a student!  You'll find information about the NEA rebate and the rebate form here.
(Click on "Download the rebate form")

You're part of the family. When you join Student MEA-MFT, you also join:

  • The 18,000 members of MEA-MFT,

  • The 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA), and

  • The 1.2 million members of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

 Together, these groups work to:

  • Promote excellence in public education,

  • Help teachers succeed in their profession,

  • Provide good working conditions for teachers and good learning conditions for children,

  • Support legislation and candidates that support kids and public schools.

Your contact at MEA-MFT: Your Student MEA-MFT state coordinator is Lauren Caldwell, staff member at MEA-MFT.  



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