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For nearly 40 years, the Michigan Association of Adult & Community Education (MACAE), has represented the administrators, executives, teachers, instructors, support staff, volunteers and workforce development professionals across the State of Michigan. 

MACAE is dedicated to representing professionals (administrators and directors, support staff and instructional staff) in adult, alternative, community education/ early child­care and enrichment and integrated education and training and credentialing.  We continue to be dedicated to growing our membership among diverse groups and representing all of the populations they serve. We can do that best if you join our efforts.

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. 

Membership for 2022-23: 

Our MACAE Membership runs on an annual basis from July 1-June 30 in a given year.  Sign up today to take full advantage of your benefits! 

MACAE is dedicated to its membership through advocacy alerts, quality professional development, networking and the resource sharing of best practices, strategic planning support, regular communications, and timely focus group connections. In order to better compliment this array of diverse services we will be moving our membership for the 22-23 Program Year to an organization rate level. 
The organizational rates will include all in-person or virtual monthly opportunities as a part of the MACAE membership.  Last year MACAE offered 11 such professional development webinars/events with SCECHs. That means providers will not have to expense out these individual opportunities in their budgets as they are being included in MACAE Membership.  We hope this saves you time and effort.   
Fall Conference and the Spring Institute costs will remain separate. Prices for these events are also conveniently listed below.    
The 2022-23 organizational rates for MACAE will be as follows: 
Individual Membership (does not include any professional development): $275 
All other membership levels include in-person and virtual professional development, excluding the fall conference and spring institute: 
Individual Membership with Professional Development: $325 
Organizational Rate for 2-3 persons: $475 
Organizational Rate for 4 persons: $575 
Organizational Rate for 5-6 persons: $650 
Organizational Rate for 7-9 persons: $800 
Organizational Rate for 10-15 persons: $1000 
Organizational Rate for 15-20 persons: $1300 
Organizational Rate for 20 and above: $1800 
Nonprofit Literacy (Below $70,000 annual adult education budget): $150 for four persons 
Retired Members: $45 
Our office will also be reaching out to members that would like to add additional members individually and to address individual questions. 
Membership renewal will be available on the MACAE website beginning July 1st. 
Additional Professional Development Costs for 22-23:
  • MACAE 2022 Fall Conference In-Person (three day experience): November 14-16, 2022: $375 
  • MACAE 2022 Teacher Pre-Conference Event: October 2022: $50 (This year for those teachers that cannot attend the full conference we will be offering a half day virtual experience with a few key instructional quality sessions.)
  • MACAE 2022 Fall Conference Hotel Accommodation: $139/night 
  • MACAE 2023 Spring Institute (two day experience): May 2023: $150 
  • Costs for Non Members to attend MACAE Individual PDs: $25
A complete Professional Development Calendar will be released soon.  



Professional Development  

  • Monthly Workshops on best practices information 
  • Webinars on pertinent and timely matters 
  • Regular communications and updates on statewide initiatives 
  • Annual Fall Conference
  • SCECHs for K-12 administrator and teacher certification renewal
  • Resource sharing and access to statewide list serve of providers 
  • Professional Networking Opportunities with practitioners from across the state and around the country. 
  • Membership to the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) 

Professional Networking

  • Statewide Collaborations  and Partnerships 
  • Resource Sharing and access to statewide list serve for providers 
  • Participation in one of our standing Committees: Adult Basic Education/Literacy, Alternative Education, Community Education, High School Equivalency, Advocacy and Workforce Development 
  • Monthly updates/MACAE Membership newsletter 
  • Membership Survey and findings: best practices, innovative ideas, etc. 


  • Access to professional development documentation and resources/handouts 
  • Full time office staff for member troubleshooting and support  
  • Membership Directory and Updates 

Membership Recognition

  • Nominate fellow peers for statewide recognition at Annual Awards Celebration 
  • Recognition on social media and member profiles 
  • Access to professional job posting and sharing 
  • Appointments to Key State-Level Workgroups


  • Membership to COABE
  • Recommendations to Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity for improved outcomes and delivery of services 
  • Membership Representation:
    • State Board of Education
    • Michigan Department of Education (MDE)
    • Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources
    • Local school boards, local workforce development boards 
    • Michigan After School Partnership Steering Committee (MASP)
    • Regional adult education meetings in all ten prosperity regions
    • Section 107 Taskforce  

Membership Discounts

  • All Professional Development Offerings
  • Special Events
  • Fall Conference Registration
  • Annual Voting Privileges
  • Nominate Candidates for MACAE Board and Officers
  • Vote for Regional Representative to MACAE Board
  • Vote for President, Vice President and Member-At-Large Candidates
  • Vote on MACAE By-Law Changes

MACAE Committees: ( Meetings with Peers and State Leaders each month)

  • Adult Basic Education/Literacy 
  • Alternative Education
  • Community Education: Enrichment, Recreation and Before/Afterschool Care 
  • High School Equivalency/High School Completion 
  • Advocacy 
  • Workforce Development