Student TEA



STEA is one of the nation's largest state affiliates for students preparing to teach. Membership is open to students enrolled in any Tennessee college or University. Through its affiliation with the Tennessee Education Association (TEA) and the National Education Association (NEA), our student program leads tomorrow's teachers to a bright professional future. STEA adds to your formal education by providing life lessons about salaries, contracts, competency testing, evaluation, discipline, certification requirements and more.


Join the 60,000 other students across the nation as part of NEA's student program (NEA-SP) as a member of STEA today. There are over 3 million teachers, education support professionals and students just like you waiting to welcome and support you. Plus during your first year of teaching and regular NEA membership, you'll be eligible to receive a rebate of $20 for each year you were a student member.

To find out more, contact TEA's Instruction and Professional Development.


Join STEA now!


2016 – 2017 STEA Executive Board

President — Kristina Standridge – Lincoln Memorial University
President Elect – Mary Celeste Randall – Carson-Newman University
Vice President East – Lindsey Helton – Lincoln Memorial University
Vice President Middle – Johnecia Gaillard – Tennessee State University
Vice President West – Michaela Frederick – University of Tennessee at Martin
Secretary– CarVaughn Page – Tennessee State University

Spring 2014 Convention Awards

Outstanding STEA Chapter Award:

  • 1st Place: Tennessee State University 
  • 2nd Place: Union University

Elaine Jewett Outstanding Membership Award:

  • Largest Chapter Membership: University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Achievement in Membership Recruitment and Growth: Austin Peay State University and Nashville State Community College

Thelma Barker Community Service Award:

  • Tennessee State University 

Scrapbook Award:

  • 1st Place: Tennessee State University
  • 2nd Place: Walters State Community College
  • 3rd Place: University of Tennessee at Martin

Spirit Award:

  • Lincoln Memorial University