HCEA is dedicated to protecting the rights and welfare of professional educators in Harford County. If you work in public education – elementary or secondary education – HCEA exists solely to represent and advocate for you.

We offer a wide variety of programs and services:

Collective bargaining and a voice of representation for all Harford County education professionals with the BoE;

Personal member advocacy on educational and employment issues;

Educator’s employment liability insurance policy and legal representation in a wide range of employment issues;

A wide variety of insurance programs, and consumer products and discounts;

A link between educators and the Board of Education and the elected officials;

Training and professional development;

How Do I Become A Member?

You can enroll online through our Join Now online application. Please click here for the Join Now link.

You can also print and complete the Maryland Enrollment Application  mail to: 2107 Laurel Bush Rd. Ste. 201 Bel Air, MD 21015.

Also, don’t forget to register for the free NEA Complimentary Life Insurance.  Once you receive your member identification number, please go to to register your beneficiary information.

Upon receipt of your membership form, HCEA will send you out a welcome letter to confirm your membership.  A few weeks later, you should receive a membership card in the mail directly from MSEA.

Full Dues for the 20-21 School Year:

  • Certified Staff: $40.14 for 17 pays starting in November
  • Education Support Professionals:
    • Salary above $46,489 – $28.62 for 17 pays starting in November
    • Salary between $23,245 and $46,489 – $20.69 for 17 pays starting in November
    • Salary below $23,245 – $14.75 for 17 pays starting in November