Become an MCEA member and get access to everything you need to develop and sustain leading-edge Community Education programs and services
MCEA memberships are offered to school districts based on their size. A single fee will entitle the district to unlimited individual memberships. It is our belief that allowing unlimited memberships through a district wide plan will bring more individuals into MCEA . This should make it easier to identify members of specialized fields within Community Education and it will also encourage greater participation among smaller districts.
Membership Types and Benefits
Why Become a Member of MCEA?
MCEA is a professional organization for anyone involved or interested in community education. No matter your role or title, if you are involved with leading, coordinating, promoting or working in community education programs, facilitating community outreach and partnerships, or a superintendent or district leader responsible for overseeing a community education program, MCEA can help. Connect with more community education professionals from across the state and have access to a wide variety of benefits to help you advance your programs and your career.
Please complete the online application form below:
MCEA Online Community
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Awards and Recognitions
Lifetime Achievement Award
The MCEA Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual with 20+ years of leadership in the field of Community Education who has made exemplary contributions to advance the goals and principles of Community Education locally and throughout Minnesota.
Regional Community Educators of Excellence
MCEA recognizes, thanks and celebrates the outstanding contributions made by practitioners and supporters of community education from across Minnesota. Nominees represent the best of the best: persons committed to working together, creating opportunities, persisting through challenges and partnering with others.
Project Award Recipients
Presented to outstanding projects that have exemplified the concept of Community Education. A project is either a one-time event or an ongoing activity that is associated with a Community Education program. A member of the Board of Directors will present project Awards, at a local school board or advisory council meeting. This creates an opportunity for our members to receive local attention, while providing MCEA the ability to present itself as a statewide organization.
MCEA Supportive Administrator of the Year Award
Presented to a current superintendent, principal or district-level administrator of schools who has provided invaluable support to community education in his/her own district. Nominees should have a track record of strong community education advocacy and leadership and be well respected amongst their peers.
MCEA Community Education Partner of the Year Award
Presented to a current custodian, secretary, school board member, community education instructor, outstanding youth, advisory council member, or civic member supporting or working in any community education program area.