How To Join

Congratulations! You’re taking the first step towards having a more fulfilled and robust career in education. Fostering the future is no easy feat, so we’re here to support you in any and every way we can from your professional development to saving money on tips to the grocery store and your favorite vacation spot.


Local Dues
The beauty of being part of the GAE/NEA family is that you have representation and support on every level – local, state, and national. Every local is unique and has its dues structure. To find your local dues, click here.



  • Fill out you’re the membership form completely
    • Be sure to add in the local dues for your local area
  • Save a completed PDF form to your computer
  • Be sure to attach your saved membership PDF form to your email
  • For technical issues, contact GAE via email at or by phone at 678-837-1100


First...Thank you for joining. For General Membership - read on! If you are a student please see below.

STEP 1: Please contact a representative from your local association in order to find out the cost of your local dues.

If you elect to pay by the payroll deduction option or your local only uses this method, PLEASE DO NOT MAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO GAE. Instead, either give your completed application to your local (school system) affiliate president [whose contact information also is found on the GAE local contact page link above], or the payroll officer for your school system.

STEP 2: If paying by check, money order or credit card, add your local dues to the state and national dues (based on your membership category on the application) to come up with your total and make your check or money order payable to GAE.

Mail it with your completed 2015-2016 application to:
GAE Membership Dept., 100 Crescent Centre Parkway, Ste, 500, Tucker, GA 30084.

If you choose the electronic bank draft payment method (money automatically deducted from your designated bank account) please include a voided, blank check from the account with your completed application and mail it to the GAE address above.