Public Education Advocates

Seat at the tableThe Missouri National Education Association is an advocate for public schools, public school students, and public school employees. We represent 32,000 educators, education support professionals, and college faculty, working in state and public schools, community colleges, and universities across the state of Missouri. Missouri NEA is a strong, respected voice and helps build support for public education.

Our staff and leaders take the job of protecting public education seriously. We attend meetings of the Missouri State Board of Education, Missouri Advisory Council of Certification for Educators, and Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri. MNEA works with coalitions, school districts, lawmakers, and state policymakers to help guard against policies that may negatively affect educators and students. 

MNEA members are represented at our nation's Capitol by the National Education Association. Missouri NEA Government Relations keeps you posted about the politics and legislation affecting Missouri public schools, students, education support professionals, and teachers at the state level. To review MNEA’s position on issues, check out MNEA's Legislative Platform and position statements. Missouri...
The Missouri State Board of Education is made up of eight citizens appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The Board sets standards for and approves courses and professional programs for teachers and school administrators in Missouri’s public and private higher education institutions. Under federal law, the Board serves as the state-level governing body for career and technical...
Missouri Advisory Council of Certification for Educators, established within the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is composed of 25 members to be appointed by the State Board of Education upon the recommendation of the commissioner of education. Of the 25 members, at least 15 must be active public school classroom teachers. Missouri NEA currently has six voting seats on...
The Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri provides a significant and stable source of retirement, disability, and survivor benefits to Missouri's public school teachers, school employees, and their families. PSRS and PEERS are Defined Benefit pension plans providing lifetime retirement benefits to qualified members based on a formula set by Missouri law. PSRS/PEERS...