For over 35 years, the Michigan Association of Adult & Community Education (MACAE), has represented the administrators, teachers and supporters of Community Education in the State of Michigan. During those years, we have seen many changes in the field and have experienced many changes in our organization. There have been times of plenty and leaner periods where schools and other community agencies have faced economic uncertainty.

MACAE is proud to have come through some interesting time in the last few years and feel we are on the brink of reestablishing ourselves in a leadership role in adult education, alternative education, pre-school and early child­hood education and enrichment and recreation in our state. We can best do that by continuing to grow and expand our membership. We can do that best if you join our efforts.

Please consider becoming a MACAE member or returning to MACAE with your membership. We believe you will find an organization made up of very dedicated professionals who share a belief system that leads to community improvement and empowerment. Call us at 517-492-1367 for more information.

Special Offer for 2019-20:
Level Two Membership:  $99 for one membership plus a second Level Two Membership free if paid by July 31st.  Includes registration for 2 teachers, or 2 program assistants and or 2 other support staff.  Also Retirees no longer working in the field.  August 1st the second membership is $49.50


MACAE is now able to accept credit cards and registration over the internet, click here.
We would like to thank Digital Signup (formerly SBSI Software Inc.) for providing us with the registration software.


Membership Application 2019-20 or join on line. (Call the MACAE Office at 517.492.1367 if you have trouble accessing the application). Viewing a PDF document requires the use of a special viewer. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may download it here. Get Acrobat Reader

Membership Directory

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  • Membership Representation
    • State Board of Education
    • Michigan Department of Education (MDE)
    • Council for Labor & Economic Growth
    • Michigan Dept. of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG)
    • Michigan Legislature
    • U. S. Congress
    • Michigan After School Partnership Steering Committee (MASP)
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