Student Michigan Education Association~ MSU


Commonly Asked Questions and Answers

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  • Q: How do I become a member? A: You can become a member by going to the home page of our website and clicking on the link for "SMEA Membership Application 2016-17" and filling that out and turning it in Room 116 in the College of EducationErickson Hall, with your membership dues.
  • Q: How much are dues? A: Dues are 35 dollars before October 13, and will increase to 40 dollars after this date.
  • Q: When is too late to join? A: It is never too late to join! We are always accepting and welcoming new members! If you know anyone who would like to join, contact us at smea@msu.edu and we will provide them with all of the information that they need.
  • Q: What are the dues for? A: 27 dollars goes to MEA. The difference is for our Outreach program and our socials.
  • Q: What do I have to do as a member of SMEA? A: Being a member is a rewarding experience and is not a huge time commitment for those of you juggling many other activities outside of the club! All you have to do is attend at least 12 events plus Outreach throughout the year (including meetings, professional development events, guest speakers, social events, Outreach, etc.) and submit your application with your dues! It is that easy and rewarding!
  • Q: Do I have to be an Education major in order to join? A: Of course not! The Student Michigan Education Association provides many great outlets and experiences that will benefit you in your future career. The majority of our events and speakers are centered around the field of education, however there is no requirement for that to be your field!
  • Q: What does SMEA stand for? A: Student Michigan Education Association.
  • Q: What are the benefits of SMEA? A: There are many benefits of SMEA! Click this link and find out what you can get from SMEA now!
  • Q: Why should you join SMEA? A: Click this link to find out all of the great reasons why you should join SMEA! 
  • Q: Where can I see my points? A: Under the "Member Points" tab at the top of the page!
  • Q: What happens if I do not reach 12 points? A: Achieving 12 points plus participating in Outreach means that you are an active member of SMEA here at MSU. We invite our active members to a celebratory banquet at the end of spring semester to reward all of the hard working and dedication that our new members provided over the year. 

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