Our union helps members band together to make themselves heard in the halls of power. Now is the time to join — whether you've been an educator or public school employee for one day or forty years. Because together, we can strengthen the education profession and the quality of education for every student in North Carolina's public schools.
Join as an educator
Educators and Active ESP/Classified Educators can join here through the main membership portal.
Join as an aspiring educator
Student membership is available if you are enrolled in a postsecondary program that is preparatory for employment in a position that would make you eligible for active educator membership. Join here.
Join as a retired educator
Pre-retired and retired educators, both certified and non-certified, can join as retired members here.
Making a difference
We make life better for members and students when we fight for a strong public education system. We fight to:
- Have a voice at the table to advocate for improved working and student learning conditions, including winning increased pay and benefits
- Gain professional development and leadership training
- Join forces to make a difference in the social justice issues that matter most to you and that affect your students’ lives
- Enhance educator rights and offering guidance, advice, and, if necessary, legal representation
I support NCAE because our students and educators need a strong cohesive voice to create sustainable change. The union work we do also creates a better life for all of us. Together WE make things happen!