Memberships

The National Rural Education Association (NREA) was originally founded as the Department of Rural Education in 1907. It is the oldest established national organization of its kind in the United States. Through the years, it has evolved as a strong and respected organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, regional service agency personnel, researchers, business and industry representatives, and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country.


The NREA is a membership organization that operates as a tax-exempt, non-profit entity. It is directed by an elected executive committee consisting of national representatives of:

  • Rural School Administrators
  • Rural School Teachers
  • State Education Agencies
  • Educational Service Agencies
  • Higher Education
  • Rural School District Boards
  • At-Large Constituencies

Why join NREA? Because of the numerous benefits and services available to NREA members! These include:

  • Individual Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $100
  • Institutional/University
    Duration
    12 months
    # of card holders
    6
    Package price
    $300

    shall be open to any school district, educational service agency, state department of education, college/university, professional association, any similar agency or organization, and to business and industry. The institutional memberships entitle the organization up to six (6) individual memberships.

  • TX TREA Individual Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75

    Individual Member 25% discount for joining TREA & NREA.  Must be member in TREA to receive discounted membership pricing. 

  • K12-School District Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    # of card holders
    7
    Package price
    $300

    School District Membership shall be open to school districts and other organizations that may qualify for an institutional membership. The school district membership entitles the school district or other organizations up to seven (7) voting members, including one teacher member. All other employees and officials of the school district or other organizations shall be n...

    School District Membership shall be open to school districts and other organizations that may qualify for an institutional membership. The school district membership entitles the school district or other organizations up to seven (7) voting members, including one teacher member. All other employees and officials of the school district or other organizations shall be n...

    School District Membership shall be open to school districts and other organizations that may qualify for an institutional membership. The school district membership entitles the school district or other organizations up to seven (7) voting members, including one teacher member. All other employees and officials of the school district or other organizations shall be non-voting members for the purpose of receiving NREA benefits.

  • University Library Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    # of card holders
    2
    Package price
    $50

    Library Membership in NREA shall be open to all public and private libraries. Such membership shall include copies of all newsletters and journals of the NREA but shall not provide voting status.

  • University Library International
    Duration
    12 months
    # of card holders
    1
    Package price
    $150

    Library International Membership in NREA shall be open to all public and private libraries. Such membership shall include copies of all newsletters and journals of the NREA but shall not provide voting status.

  • TN Rural Individual Member
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75

    Any member of TNREA receive 25% discount on membership. You must be a member to receive this benefit. 

  • MS-REA Individual Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • WIRSA Individual Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • CA. Rural Individual SSDA
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • AIRSS Individual
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • AREA Individual
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • PARSS Individual
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • NC REA Individual
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • CO-Rural Ed Individual
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • NDSOS Individual
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • AZ ARSA Individual
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • Ohio SRSC
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • NY-RSA Ind.
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • VA.-CSRS
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • AL-UWA IND
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • KY-KREA IND
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $75
  • Student Membership Under/Grad
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $50
  • K12 Teacher
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $50
  • Retired Rural member
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $50
  • Special Sponsor Affiliate
    Duration
    12 months
    # of card holders
    8
    Package price
    $500