Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I become an MTA member?
  2. How can I join SEAM, Student Education Association of Massachusetts/NEA?
  3. How can I enroll as a retired member or renew an existing retired membership?
  4. I'm interested in becoming a teacher in Massachusetts. What is the best source to find the requirements?
  5. How can I obtain information about the test required of new teacher candidates in Massachusetts?
  6. I don't have an MTA membership card. How can I get one?
  7. How do I change my address in MTA's records?
  8. Where can I find out about MTA's member benefits programs?
  9. How do I find out about teacher retirement benefits and programs in Massachusetts?
  10. I'd like to place an ad in the member's newsletter, MTA Today.
  1. How can I become an MTA member?

    If you are an education employee in a public school in Massachusetts, and you know or can obtain the name of the local MTA president, he or she will be able to provide you with membership information. In addition, you can contact the MTA Division of Affiliate Services at 1-617-878-8208 or 1-800-392-6175 x8208 to obtain contact information for MTA leaders in your school or general membership information. Also, you can request information by e-mail to membership@massteacher.org.
  2. How can I join SEAM, Student Education Association of Massachusetts/NEA?

    Student Membership is available if you are enrolled in a postsecondary program that is preparatory for employment in a position that will make you eligible for Active (teacher) membership in the NEA. More information and online enrollment.
  3. How can I enroll as a retired member or renew an existing retired membership?

    You can enroll or renew online here.
  4. I'm interested in becoming a teacher in Massachusetts. What is the best source to find the requirements?

    The Massachusetts Department of Education's Web site, http://www.doe.mass.edu/, is your best starting point. You can also search Massachusetts state colleges and universities from links posted in our Higher Education section.
  5. How can I obtain information about the test required of new teacher candidates in Massachusetts?

    Information about the teacher test can be found at Massachusetts Teacher Test.
  6. I don't have an MTA membership card. How can I get one?

    E-mail membership@massteacher.org or call MTA's Division of Affiliate Services at 1-800-392-6175 x8208, in order to verify your membership and obtain a membership card and the necessary information.
  7. How do I change my address in MTA's records?

    E-mail both your old and new address along with where you work and your MTA member number to: membership@massteacher.org.
  8. Where can I find out about MTA's member benefits programs?

    Information about MTA Benefits programs is available at: http://mtabenefits.com. E-mail your questions to requests@mtabenefits.com.
  9. How do I find out about teacher retirement benefits and programs in Massachusetts?

    Check the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System Web site at: http://mass.gov/mtrs. The MTRS is located at One Charles Park, Cambridge, Mass. 02142-1206.  Call 617-679-MTRS (6877).
  10. I'd like to place an ad in the member's newsletter, MTA Today.

    For classified ads, contact Janice Morrissey, MTA, 20 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108, 1-800-392-6175 or (617) 742-7950
    E-mail: jmorrissey@massteacher.org
    [More on classified advertising.]

    For Display Ads, contact Maryann Robinson at MTA Benefits. Phone: 617-557-6617, e-mail: mcr.ads@mtabenefits.com

    MTA reserves the right to reject any advertisement. Unless expressly stated, acceptance of advertising does not necessarily imply endorsement of the product or service by MTA or MTA Benefits.