Student Oklahoma Education Association (SOEA)
Student Oklahoma Education Association (SOEA) is a pre-professional organization of undergraduate and graduate students currently preparing for careers in education. As a member NWOSU SOEA, students are affiliated with the larger Student Oklahoma Education Association, as well as the Oklahoma Education Association, an educational professional association representing over 40,000 members in the state. SOEA members are also part of the National Education Association – the largest education association in the nation and a major force in shaping the nation’s education agenda, with over 2.7 million members representing every state in the nation.
The National Education Association Student Program is the largest student voice in the nation and provides its 50,000 student members on over 900 college/university campuses across all 50 states with publications, services, and representation at the national level. When SOEA joins with over 40,000 OEA members and 2.7 million NEA members, we can truly improve the profession that we have chosen for our careers.
Dr. Jen Oswald
- Kate Anderson, President
- Emily Bellinger, Vice President of Publications-Enid
- Garyn Batchelor, Vice President of Publications- Alva
- Kaylee Long, Secretary
- Deserae McDermitt, Historian/Livebinder
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Cost to join SOEA
OEA/NEA Membership - $25
NWOSU Membership - $5
Member dues pay for...
SOEA Fall Conference - $50 (free with membership)
SOEA Spring Conference - $50 (free with membership)
OEA Convention - $25 (free with membership)
Subscription to NEA Today - $25 (free with membership)
OEA/NEA Dues Rebate - $160 (max) refunded first year you teach and join OEA/NEA (which is the $160 that you paid in dues while you were in SOEA!)
Philanthropy work SOEA does throughout the year
- We are a part of NEA (National Education Association) so we receive all their benefits.
- OEA (Oklahoma Education Association) benefits, such as advocates or lawyers are available if needed. Get a free will made, name changed, identity theft consultation, and many more!
- Click n' Save: Program used to print coupons for food, clothes, hotel rooms, etc.
- One Million Dollar Liability Insurance Policy
- Discounts on insurance for home and auto
- Professional Development
Networking with SOEA members Statewide!
- Share with all SOEA chapters in the state during Conferences and Outreach to Teach!
- Brain storm and share ideas with other chapters on different topics such as membership, fundraisers, etc!
- Share classroom ideas, employment opportunities, and make numerous contacts!
- Local and statewide OEA representatives fighting for teachers and our school systems at the State Capitol.
- OEA members will lobby for our future jobs and other important aspects of the teaching profession.
- You will be informed about what the legislative system is doing in our state with public education.
- Tools and workshops such as: True Colors, Special Education Training, FISH, and many more, to assist with the first year of teaching and upcoming teachers!