Skip Navigation
We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, provide ads, analyze site traffic, and personalize content. If you continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies.
Educators rally for safe schools

You belong in the Union. Join OEA Today!

The Oregon Education Association is the states public education union, and we believe in empowering educators to help students succeed. By banding together, we can create meaningful change for the students and educators of Oregon.


OEA makes sure the voices of educators are actually heard. Together, we have successfully raised educator wages, improved working conditions, and increased public school funding. We can have an even stronger voice when you join us today.

Become a Member

Section with embed


Becoming a member of the Oregon Education Association connects you with a movement of educators and school staff supporting each other. Our union advocates for the funding and resources that you, your schools, and your students deserve. This includes:


OEA members are as diverse as the students we represent, but united in our purpose: championing justice and excellence in public education. OEA members can belong to the movement in every phase of their career!
Join Aspiring Educators program

Aspiring Educators

OEA's Aspiring Educator program empowers, supports, and provides development opportunities for Oregon's next generation of educators.
ESP member Laura Warren with her students

Active Professionals

Active professionals include educators and education support professionals in our K-12 public schools, as well as Higher Education faculty and staff.
OEA-Retired members

Retired Professionals

Public school retirees can continue their advocacy and benefits of membership in OEA-Retired and NEA-Retired

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).