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The Utah Education Association Student Program (UEA-SP) is Utah’s professional association for college students who plan to become teachers. Students at any of Utah’s post-secondary/higher education institutions who are not employed full-time in a regular teaching position by a pre-K–12 education agency or institution are eligible to join the UEA-SP.

The UEA-SP is part of the UEA, an association of Utah teachers, counselors and other related servers. We are a nonprofit, grassroots organization. The UEA-SP is also part of the National Education Association Student Program (NEA-SP).

JOIN THE UEA-SP for only $25 per year (Membership is September 1 to August 31).  There are two ways to join:
  1. Sign up online using a credit card, or
  2. Print a 2017-18 membership form, fill it out and mail it to the UEA along with your check.
EARLY ENROLLMENT HAS CLOSED:  Keep in mind, you can join the student program early next year. NEA Student Program Early Enrollees join early between April 1 and August 31, 2017 and are considered members from the signature date on the application through August 31, 2018 after the upfront $25 dues payment for 2017-2018. Early Enrollees have access to select NEA and UEA Member Benefits programs five months early before Sept 1. Keep your eyes open for next year's Early Enrollment!  

The Utah Education Association (UEA), partnered with local affiliates, is excited to bring the 2017-2018 Student Program EdTalk Series for students in university and college teaching preparation programs. Check out the sampling of topics on which the  UEA could engage aspiring students in education preparation programs. If you are faculty at a university or college, consider the UEA when planning out your syllabus. Please reach out to William Spiegel, UEA UniServ Specialist, at,


Helping you teach your best. The UEA-SP helps you become a well-informed, professional teacher through top-quality workshops, conferences, publications, websites and the NEA's Professional Library – offering the single largest source of professional materials for classroom teachers. Click here for Quick Tips for Classroom Success.

Educator Employment Liability insurance and legal protection when you work with students as part of your preparation to become a teacher. Many schools require you to be covered by liability insurance when you student teach.

Student loan assistance program. Need help paying your student loan? Many Utah teachers and licensed professionals may qualify for loan assistance programs. Check out the resource, Generation Debt, and join us for a training. Student Program members receive notice when trainings are held.

Networking. UEA-SP helps you tap into a professional network of educators: practicing teachers at the local, state and national levels.

You're part of the family. When you join UEA-SP, you also join:

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

Get your money's worth. Your membership entitles you to discounts on special services like auto, homeowners/renters and life insurance, entertainment, computers, books, magazines, travel and merchandise through our exclusive NEA Member Benefits program and the UEA Access Card which offers big savings at more than 300,000 locations throughout the nation, state and community.

Dues rebate and reduction. During your first year of teaching and regular UEA membership, you'll receive a 20 percent UEA dues reduction (mark the “past student member” box on the UEA membership form) and 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: NEA Rebate Form (Due on or before May 1).

You’ve chosen a noble profession. Let us help you as you pursue your career and acquire your own classroom. Join hundreds of other education students in Utah pursuing the same career path.

Please contact the UEA for more information at 801-266-4461 or 800-594-8996