The Student Wisconsin Education Association (Student WEA) exists to provide students in teacher education programs with a comprehensive understanding of the historical and current issues pertaining to public education. Student WEA members will gain a greater knowledge of the education profession, grow individually and professionally, as well as become better prepared to actively participate within their career and communities.
Student WEA Offers
- Affiliations with the Student Wisconsin Education Association (Student WEA), the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association (MTEA), Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), the National Education Association-Student Program (NEA-SP) and the National Education Association (NEA).
- A voice to shape local, state and national teacher education curriculum standards. We offer this through the member benifits of the StWEA Representative Assembly, WEAC Representative Assembly, NEA Representative Assembly, Local Meetings, State BOD, WEAC Lobbying Events, Student WEA State Committees, WEAC Committees, and NEA Committees.
- Membership to all students who are in education and pre-education majors or are just interested to find out what education is all about.
- Networking opportunities to meet other students from your campus, across the state and even across the country! We offer this through State BOD's, Fall PDS, Spring PDS, Student WEA Outreach to Teach, Local Meetings, State Student WEA Committees, and through WEAC and NEA Committees.
- Education and teaching publications from the local to the national level to help you stay on top of the profession.
Mission StatementsThe UWM chapter of Student WEA will:
- Create for students a system to collaborate ideas and goals to further their academic and social lives.
- Create volunteering and social activities to foster teamwork and a community work ethic among students.
- Create a forum for students to voice questions and concerns with Student WEA and act as a resource to find solutions to problems with UWM and/or the School of Education.
- Be the catalyst between individual student and the workings of the state and national organizations.
- Help prepare students for urban education teaching through interaction with students and by participating in activities and mentoring programs.