AAE Membership Benefits


Secure Peace of Mind Protection

  • $2,000,000 individual liability insurance policy

  • Legal assistance to protect your teaching license

  • Job protection & employment rights coverage

Enjoy Professional Support

  • Professional development resources

  • Teacher scholarships and classroom grants

  • A non-partisan voice on education policy

  • Enriching member-only publications

Amplify Your Voice and Promote Your Values

  • Surveys on education issues – not politics

  • Educator advocacy webinars and seminars

  • An association promoting professionalism, collaboration & excellence

Save Money

  • Discounts on shopping, groceries, restaurants & entertainment

  • Discounts on insurance – auto, home owners, life, dental, pet, and more

  • Reasonable dues – $16.50 per month

For only $16.50 per month you receive all of these benefits and more.

You are eligible for AAE Professional Membership if you receive a W-2 from a school.
That includes teachers, support professionals, administrators, professors, and others.

To join today or if you have questions about membership, call 1-800-704-7799.

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$2,000,000 Individual Liability Insurance Policy

No educator should be near a classroom without adequate liability protection. Without professional liability insurance, a single lawsuit could cost tens of thousands of dollars to defend and significantly more if a settlement or judgment were to occur.

AAE Professional Membership includes a $2,000,000 individual liability insurance policy that assures that you’ll have expert representation and a financial safety net if you are involved in a work-related lawsuit.

Coverage starts the first day of membership and gives you peace of mind so that you can focus on your students.

Employment Rights Assistance and Job Protection Benefits

Don’t face your worst day at work alone!

AAE Job Protection Benefits, included in the liability insurance policy, can pay up to $1,000 to consult with an attorney if you are faced with a threatened job action, an additional $1,500 for attorney services if you request a hearing, and up to $8,000 if you file suit and judgment is in your favor.

That is more than $10,000 in available attorney’s fees for approved job action claims when you have been wronged—the equivalent of fifty years worth of membership dues!

AAE’s Legal Services Team, led by Sharon Nelson, a civil rights attorney with more than twenty years of experience, supports members in addition to the policy benefits.


Enriching Member-Only Newsletters and Resources

AAE Professional Members receive Education Matters, a thoughtful journal of trends in education policy, teacher preparation, reform proposals, and more.

Membership includes subscriptions to emailed newsletters, like PD Matters and the Member Monthly Update, as well as access to the Jobs Bank, Professional Development Calendar, and more.

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Defense Against Lawsuits

The liability insurance policy includes additional protections:

  • Up to $35,000 - to defend a lawsuit seeking non-monetary relief (e.g. if your teaching license is threatened).

  • Up to $50,000 - to defend criminal charges of sexual misconduct, provided you are found not guilty or charges are dismissed.

  • Up to $10,000 - to defend criminal charges arising out of corporal punishment, provided you are found not guilty or the charges are dismissed.

  • Up to $5,000 - if you are sued by an employee you supervise regarding a covered personnel matter.

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$60,000 No-Cost Life Insurance

Most new AAE Professional members are eligible for $60,000 of no-cost life insurance for two years—with no commitment to purchase more or continue coverage.

Coverage is underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company.

Eligibility is based on age (excludes members 60 and older) and state (excludes OR, NV, SD, and VT).

Discounts on Shopping, Groceries, Entertainment, and Restaurants

Member savings program includes discounts at popular restaurants, retailers, and entertainment: Costco, Quiznos, Amazon, Redbox, Lenovo, Hotels.com, HP, Universal Studios, Avis, Budget, LasikPlus, H&R Block, AMC Theaters, Legoland, Cold Stone, T-Mobile, Lyft, TurboTax, Papa John’s, Blue Apron, Home Depot, Disneyland, and many more.

Member savings program includes hundreds of dollars worth of grocery coupons on popular brands: Perdue, Ocean Spray, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Johnson’s, Kellogg’s, Frigo, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Purina, Tylenol, Schick, Seattle’s Best, Jif, Stonyfield, Nature Valley, Scrubbing Bubbles, Bob Evans, Pepsi, Zyrtec, Dial, Dannon, Revlon, Gerber, and many more.

All of these benefits and more for only $16.50 per month. Join anytime. We look forward to serving you.

Call 1-800-704-7799 to join today or if you have any questions about membership or benefits.