What is SEAM?
The Maine Education Association's Student Program supports pre-professional educators who are members of the MEA and NEA. S.E.A.M. offers students the opportunity to prepare for a career in teaching by offering professional development opportunities, access to MEA and NEA member benefits, outreach and community projects, and networking with students and educators on other campuses, are just some of the benefits provided to our student members.
Membership in the Student Education Association of Maine costs $27 a year, and brings with it access to all MEA workshops and conferences, as well as membership in active local chapters. By joining SEAM you will stay up-to-date on the education profession - which is the best way to advocate for your chosen profession!
Learn more about membership benefits
Member Benefits for SEAM include:
Dues Rebates for MEA and NEA K-12 teachers who were student members.
During your first year of teaching and if you are an active member of the NEA and MEA, former SEAM members may enjoy $20 off NEA dues for each year he/she were a member of SEAM plus an additional 10% off MEA dues for each year of student membership! Contact your local association and UniServ office for more information.
SEAM members can attend all MEA sponsored workshops and conferences for FREE! This is a great way to boost your resume and earn professional development credits.
NEA Click and Save Program - gain access to hundreds of discounts off everyday items - clothing, music, books, and restaurants!
Financial Aid for Education Students:
Educators for Maine (forgivable loans for pre-professional educators)
Grants (federal and other programs)
Scholarshiphelp.org (tips on applying)
Hot Deals and Discounts from NEA
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