About FEA

Become a member of the Florida Education Association (FEA) and join over 140,000 teachers and school support professionals in our state. Learn about our history.

For most members, FEA membership includes national representation through the two largest education unions in our country, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA).\

Our members include public school employees: teachers and support professionals, higher education faculty, retirees and students seeking degrees in education. You will be connected to nearly 5 million public school teachers and support professionals across the nation.  

Benefits of Membership 

FEA is proud of its role as the preeminent voice of public education in Florida. Our members are professionals who work in our schools with Florida’s students on a daily basis. It is important that member needs and concerns are addressed.

The FEA, in conjunction with its national organizations, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), works with local unions to provide a comprehensive range of member benefits and services, including legislative advocacy, legal services and professional development.

FEA members care deeply about their profession and strive to improve our public schools. FEA realizes the need for continuing education and offers training opportunities for professional growth throughout the year.

Read About Our Mission, Vision and History


FEA is at the forefront in representing the views and concerns of its members. Whenever and wherever decisions are being made that impact school employees, students and public education, FEA is available to represent member rights.

The FEA’s Public Policy Advocacy department supports the Union’s efforts to strengthen public schools, colleges and universities through federal and state legislation.


FEA protects the employment rights of members with both emergency and long-term legal services, the best and broadest representation of any professional union in the state.


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