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Top 10 Reasons to Join the UEA

There are many reasons for educators to join the UEA - here are the top 10.

Top 10

  1. Advocacy and Representation - We are a highly respected organization that promotes the highest standards and ethics. We recognize that educators’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions — we work hard to protect both.
  2. Professional Development - Members have access to a wide variety of professional development training opportunities including classroom management, Praxis preparation, advocacy, collective bargaining, classroom discipline, political action, human and civil rights, the opportunity to earn licensure points and more.
  3. Your Lifeline - The educator’s best source of accurate, timely information is the Association. We are on top of all current laws, regulations and policies impacting public education. Between the UEA’s website ( and Association publications, you will get an indepth focus on current issues and late-breaking news on the education front.
  4. Legal Services - for Your Professional Life Our Association provides comprehensive legal assistance for a wide range of employment matters such as: performance evaluations; discipline; non-renewals; lay-offs and dismissals and daily problems among faculty and staff or with the administration. This job protection is backed by professional liability insurance, paid for with your NEA dues.
  5. Your Voice - Educators must take an active role in promoting and protecting public education because no one cares as much about our students, our profession or our needs as we do. We speak as a unified voice to influence reform and progress.
  6. Your Classroom the State and the Nation - The Association continually promotes quality public schools, quality teachers, modern and up-to-date learning tools and smaller class sizes so educators can spend one-on-one time with students.
  7. Discounts - Your membership entitles you to discounts on special services like auto, homeowners, renters and life insurance. In addition, we provide reductions for entertainment events, computers, books, magazines, travel and restaurants in Utah and throughout the nation. Many UEA members save more than their annual dues by utilizing Association discounts.
  8. Networking - Members have numerous opportunities to get together and network.You can connect with other education professionals from across the state who may be dealing with the same issues you are.
  9. Relationships - We reach the public with members’ views and build the image of public school employees through media relations, television and radio advertising, special events and other public relations activities.
  10. Professional Association - We are educators, united to make a positive difference in education and to support each other. These ideals are what the Association is all about!

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 18,000 members across the state, UEA supports equal opportunities for success for ALL Utah students, and respect and support for all educators.