Membership benefits include discounted registration on CCAE sponsored annual and statewide conferences, professional development and networking opportunities, effective federal advocacy, and annual award opportunities.
Types of Membership
Regular Memberships (annual fees) Certificated Administrators–This classification is available for both full-time administrators ($100) and those who are part-time ($85).
Certificated Non-Administrators–This membership is available for those who work 21 hours or more ($75), 11-22 hours ($60), 10 hours or less ($30). Classified Personnel–Classified membership are open to full-time ($30) and part-time ($30) Classified employees.
Associate Memberships–Adult education students, student teachers, college students interested in teaching adult education classes, retired adult educators, and friends of adult education may join at this special $20 rate. In addition, retired staff members may pay a one-time fee of $150 for a lifelong membership.
Institutional Memberships–This category enables school districts, adult schools and private businesses to participate in our activities for an annual fee of $250. Partnerships and grants from the business community enable us to increase our activities in support of adult education. Call our State Office for information and an application.
Why You Should Join CCAE
CCAE is the only organization that includes teachers, classified employees administrators, counselors, coordinators, and all other employees of adult education.
CCAE is the only organization that recognizes and honors adult educators for their excellence.
CCAE spends thousands of dollars every year for staff and student scholarships.
Our Legislative Analyst and CCAE leaders testify on my behalf on adult education bills and issues.
CCAE employs a Lobbyist who monitors every piece of legislation that involves either directly or indirectly, the adult education community.
Our Lobbyist and elected CCAE leaders meet with other adult education groups to provide a united front regarding legislation.
Our Lobbyist takes direction from, and meets regularly with, our CCAE State Officers and Legislative Committee.
CCAE is run by member volunteers. Our members organize the annual conferences, fill elected offices at all three levels, serve on various action committees, and establish the goals and direction of our organization.
When I am a member of CCAE my voice is strengthened when combined with the other thirty-four hundred members state-wide.
Established in 1943, CCAE has won the respect of elected officials, legislators, governmental agencies, and appointed officials.
CCAE annually sponsors legislation through supportive state Legislators, and actively works for the passage of these bills.
CCAE dues are tax deductible.
CCAE Chapters are involved in supporting local adult school activities.
CCAE activities and events are excellent opportunities for networking and sharing information with other adult educators throughout the state.
CCAE has a Representative on an important STRS Committee allowing us the opportunity to monitor STRS actions and provide input.
CCAE sponsors an annual Legislative Day in Sacramento where upwards of 150 of our members meet with each of 120 State Legislators or their top Education Aide.
CCAE dues are the lowest of any adult education professional organization.
CCAE operates with a small staff that includes a part-time Legislative Analyst and part-time Executor Director.
CCAE provides leadership opportunities for members who otherwise may have the talent, but not the opportunity, to express that talent.
We have members working at the Chapter, Section, and State levels to insure that legislation that benefits adult education is supported and passed.
The Adult Education Administrator from the California Department of Education attend and participates in CCAE State board meetings and meets regularly with our leadership for an open flow of ideas between CCAE and CDE.