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CEA Student Program

CEASP offers unique opportunities in professional development, community outreach, leadership, and networking with future teachers all over the state. These opportunities are meant to support and supplement a future teacher's preparation and entry into the teaching profession. Workshops and conferences are offered on a variety of topics including classroom management, interviewing, resume writing, Praxis, etc.

There are several college campuses throughout the state that have local CEASP chapters. Each local chapter plans an enormous variety of professional development opportunities and community outreach activities throughout the year that are appropriate to their member's needs and wishes, including:

  • tutoring and mentoring in local schools
  • planning and implementing after-school and special event activities in schools
  • workshops on their campuses
  • school supply, canned foods, and winter coat drives
  • student leadership programs
  • Read Across America day activities
  • an annual Apple Banquet to honor and recognize members' contributions to their clubs

CEA Student Program members are also members (and receive the benefits of) the Connecticut Education Association, the National Education Association, and the NEASP.


  • CEA Student Program Brochure

    CEA Student Program Brochure

    Download a copy of our brochure for additional information.

  • Join

    Join the NEA Student Program

    Student Membership is available if you're enrolled in a postsecondary program that is preparatory for employment in a position that will make you eligible for Active (teacher) membership in the NEA.

  • CEA SP Slideshow

    Watch Our Slideshow

    Watch this brief slideshow to learn about what the CEA Student Program offers to its members.

  • CEA Student Program Brochure

    NEA Membership Check

    Already a Member? Not sure of your status? Use this form to check the status of your membership enrollment.

  • NEA Member Benefits

    Top Offers for Educators and Education Students

    From tech to fashion to classroom supplies, cash in on special offers just for you.


For more information please contact the State Student Organizer: Michele O'Neill



Fall Semester Events

September 16 5:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting CEA Headquarters
September 25 10:00AM - 1:00 PM Meet and Greet and New Member Recruitment Dave and Busters, Manchester
October 16 9:00AM - 1:00 PM School Beautification and Executive Committee Meeting Location TBD
November 12 9:00AM - 3:00 PM Student Program Fall Conference Location TBD
December 9 12:00PM - 6:00 PM Academic Field Day and Executive Committee Meeting Location TBD

Please Note: Newly-elected state and chapter officers will be required to attend the in-state CEA Student Leadership Conference. These dates will be determined by the CEA-SP executive board, but they are typcially scheduled in early june. The NEA-SP Student Leadership Conference always takes place out-of-state in late June into early July, and newly-elected state officers are required to attend.

Spring Semester Events

January 27 5:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting CEA Headquarters
February 24 10:00AM - 1:00 PM Tentative: Spring Recruitment Event and Executive Committee Meeting Location TBD
March 3 12:00PM - 3:00 PM Read Across America Day Location TBD
March 4 9:00AM - 3:00 PM Prospective Officers' Meet and Greet and Executive Committee Meeting Location TBD
April 7 5:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting CEA HeadquartersLocation TBD
April 21 5:00 PM - 10:00PM (tentative) Apple Banquet End-of-Year Celebration Location TBD

Please Note: Newly-elected state and chapter officers will be required to attend the in-state CEA Student Leadership Conference. These dates will be determined by the CEA-SP executive board, but they are typcially scheduled in early june. The NEA-SP Student Leadership Conference always takes place out-of-state in late June into early July, and newly-elected state officers are required to attend.

News

Why I Plan to Stay in Teaching

Amid a mass exodus of teachers from the profession, one teacher explains what keeps him motivated to stay in "Why I Plan to Stay in Teaching".

Future Educators Enhance Skills, Give Back to Community Thanks to CEA Student Program

CEA Student Program members from around Connecticut spent a day and a half cleaning, repairing, and improving Bassick High School in Bridgeport earlier this fall.

10 Time Management Tips for Teachers

An Open Letter to Ed Majors (Guest Blog Post)

A readers shares their comments to a blog post entitled "Why I Teach."

  • Workshops

    Want to know more about a particular educational issue or teaching technique? CEASP can provide workshops for your chapter on campus! Draw from our pool of experienced educators and staff, who can offer workshops on topics such as learning styles, effective lesson design, thriving (and surviving!) in your first years of teaching, mainstreaming special education students, legal responsibilities of teachers, and much more!


  • Conferences

    Keeping up with what's new in the profession can be overwhelming. That's why CEASP offers special conferences designed especially for students! In addition, as a CEASP member, you have the opportunity to attend any conference CEA helps to sponsor, whether on a local, state, or regional level, at a reduced student registration price!


  • Networking Opportunities

    No matter how you prefer to do it, CEASP offers you the opportunity to network with other students and teachers throughout the state. This is a great way to pick up ideas for your first classroom, solve problems, have key questions answered, and strengthen your ties to your profession!


  • Leadership Skill Development

    It's never too early to identify, develop, and fine-tune your leadership skills - they will serve you well in the classroom! As a CEASP member, you have the opportunity to develop leadership skills as you work with your campus chapter, the state organization, and the NEA Student program.


  • "First Impressions Count": Tips on Resume Writing, Job Searching, and Interviewing

    Searching for your first teaching position is exciting, but can be a bit intimidating. How can you write a resume that is professional-looking, but stands out from others'? What steps should you follow when looking for a position? What are some of the basic "dos and don'ts" of interviewing? CEA-SP periodically offers workshops, in conjunction with teachers and administrators who sit on hiring committees, to help provide our student members with tips that get them noticed!


  • Benefits from CEA and NEA

    As a CEASP member, you're entitled to the member benefits afforded to CEA and NEA members, including a $1 million liability insurance policy that covers you when you work in schools! And that's just the beginning!


For more information please contact the State Student Organizer: Michele O'Neill


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