The Student Education Association (SEA) at GSU will provide you with networking opportunities, professional support, ideas from experts, and fun activities with other students in the field. Plus, it looks great on your resume!

Who Can join SEA?

Members of the IEA Student Program include students going into careers in the field of education and working in schools: teachers (infants to 12th grade), social workers, school counselors, occupational therapists, etc.

About the Student Program

The IEA Student Program is a pre-professional organization of undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in education. As a member of the IEA Student Program, students are also a part of the larger Illinois Education Association, an educational professional organization representing over 130,000 members in the state.IEA Student Program members are also part of the National Education Association, a network of state associations that has over two million members and is a major force in shaping the nation’s education agenda. For more information about the SEA at GSU, click here.

The following opportunities are available to members:

  • IEA Rebate  
  • Student Scholarships
  • Professional Publications
  • Haisman Student Award
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • CLASS Grants
  • SOAR Grants
  • Mentoring Program
  • Mini-Resumes
  • Liability Insurance

Student Education Association (SEA) Membership:

To join the Student Education Association, you will have to register with the National Education Association (NEA) online at: By joining SEA/NEA you will receive many benefits including, low-interest credit cards, car rentals, mortgage plan with low down payment options, early-start investment plan for retirement, life insurance, $20 Dues Rebate after graduation, scholarships, professional workshops and conferences, access to your state newsletter, community outreach, legal services, not to mention it looks great on your resume. For a full list of benefits visit: or click here for more information.

Upcoming Meetings, Events and Announcements:

SEA Newsletters:

Scholarship Opportunities

The Governors State University Foundation and Alumni Association scholarship funding recognizes academic excellence and is awarded to assist deserving students in their pursuit of a GSU degree. Several opportunities exist for qualified applicants. Click here to view a listing of available scholarships and for application materials.

Interested in becoming more involved? Join future educators and school professionals from across Illinois at the 2015 IEA Fall Conference. Click here for more information.

SEA Faculty Advisors and Student Leaders

For more information on how you can get involved with SEA, contact the SEA Faculty Advisor:

Click here for a full listing of SEA Advisory Board Members and Student Leaders.

Connect With Us  
SEA Website: 
SEA Facebook: 
SEA Twitter:@SEAatGSU
SEA Instagram: @SEAatGSU
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