Benefits of Membership

As a member of CCEA you are eligible for a range of discounts, services, and insurance protection. Only full members have access to discounts and services. Contact your Building Representative, CCEA UniServ Director or call CCEA at 410-848-0983 for more information. Please note that membership to CCEA includes MSEA and NEA membership and member benefits, and additional information is available on their websites.

   PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Supports release-time president to actively serve members, recruit teachers with leadership potential and assists with on-the-job issues
  • NEA/MSEA/CCEA Websites available to keep members informed
  • NEA/MSEA/CCEA provides support for new and experienced member teachers through free quality professional development workshops and seminars such as the National Board Teacher Certificate Support Program, “I Can Do It!”, and SPARKS
  • Awards college scholarships to deserving high school graduates. One for the child of a member and one for a child pursuing a career in education
  • Sponsors a Wilhelm Scholarship for continuing education presented at the Outstanding Teacher Awards in April
  • Provides a tutorial service for students while providing a valuable extra income for participating members
  • Sponsors Tutorial Scholarship Program for second language and disadvantaged students
  • Participates in Community Outreach Programs such as our annual Read Across America event honoring Dr. Seuss.
  • Elects active delegation to MSEA & NEA Conventions
  • Promotes public education a the local, state and national levels

ADVOCACY AND PROTECTION FOR TEACHERS:

  • Provides members $1 million professional liability insurance and access to MSEA legal counsel
  • Gives educators a voice on the job
  • Provides UniServ staff for professional consultation with members to protect their rights as professionals under the contract and the law
  • Represents members in grievance procedures
  • Negotiates salary and fringe benefits as exclusive bargaining agent
  • Works through the non-partisan Government Relations Committee to endorse and elect local candidates of any party who support public education  (All Political Action is funded solely by voluntary contributions to our FFCPE fund)
  • Actively lobbies the Board of Education for improvement in workload, working conditions and funding
  • Actively lobbies County Commissioners for funding of the Board of Education budget (pay raises, benefits, resources, etc.)
  • Through the Maryland State education Association and the National Education Association, lobbies elected officials to protect school funding, pension rights, improve educator rights, and bottom-up school quality
  • Serves on the Business and Education Committee of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, sponsoring Outstanding Teacher Awards and Job Shadow Program
  • Maintains liaison with Parent Teacher Organizations and other community groups
  • Establishes business partnerships to benefit members

  ECONOMIC:

  • Publishes the “Trading Post” – a free classified ad service available to members only
  • Offers excellent auto, home, and life insurance programs through NEA  Member Benefits
  • Offers discounts to local retirement facility, Westminster Ridge, for the parents or parent-in-laws of members
  • MSEA membership card – acts as a national discount card for the NEA “Click & Save” program.  Ask a local rep for information
  • Offers NEA financial planning and products
  • Offers excellent auto, home, and life insurance programs through NEA Member Benefits
  • Our tutorial program offers additional financial benefits
  • Our current offers can be viewed here.

SOCIAL:

  • Provides opportunities for family trips  and events throughout the year, such as outings to sports events, theatrical productions, bus trips and summer family vacations
  • Provides opportunities for members to gather and socialize away from work

COMMUNICATION:

  • Publishes “ADVOCATE”, a newsletter, and informational  flyers to keep members informed

For more benefits through NEA, click here.