Student Education Association of Massachusetts
The Student Education Association of Massachusetts provides future teachers with opportunities for professional development as well as a forum in which to network with peers, future colleagues and experienced educators. SEAM membership – available at a discounted price – entitles future teachers to all member benefits, legal services, workshops and conferences.
Education students who get involved in programs such as SEAM while they are in college not only become and stay active in their local associations earlier in their teaching careers, but they are also more likely to remain in the teaching profession. It is widely known that between 40 and 50 percent of new educators leave within their first five years.
The Student Education Association of Massachusetts was established by the MTA’s Student Membership Committee. The committee’s role is to extend membership in the NEA Student Program and in SEAM to higher education students in teacher preparation programs in Massachusetts.
MTA student members donated their time to rehabilitate the Walter J. Paton School in Shrewsbury. The project, spearheaded by SEAM at Westfield State University, was a tribute to Elizabeth Connolly, a classmate and former Paton School student who died in an accident. Elizabeth’s mother, Barbara, is a fourth-grade teacher at the school.
Massachusetts SEAM Chapters
- Anna Maria College
- Bridgewater State University
- Fitchburg State University
- Framingham State University
- Holyoke Community College
- Salem State University
- Westfield State University
- Worcester State University
Contact: Student Membership Committee Co-Chairs Ashley Mastrorilli, firstname.lastname@example.org and Erinne Silver, email@example.com