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Become a Member

Join North Carolina’s biggest and loudest advocates for schools, students, and ourselves.

Three million members strong, the National Education Association is the largest employee organization and labor union in the country. Join us today.

Whether you’ve been a teacher for one day or forty years, now is the time to band together and make ourselves heard in the halls of power. Now is the time to improve public school classrooms for ourselves and our students. Now is the time to join.

We Stand Together

Be part of the movementBecoming a member of the North Carolina Association of Educators connects you with a movement of educators supporting each other. We are a community that will help you advocate for the funding, resources, and support you and your students deserve. This includes:


When you join NCAE you become a member of the local, state, and national level. Click the link to join.


An equitable, quality public education for every child.

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), NC's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NCAE's members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NCAE has affiliate organizations in every county and student chapters in select colleges and universities throughout the state.