The Michigan Association of Teachers of Children with Emotional Impairments (MATCEI) is the oldest and one of the largest special education organizations for professionals providing school services to students with emotional impairments in the United States. A history of leadership in teacher training and the development of programs has earned MATCEI considerable respect.

MATCEI constitutes a unique blend of professionals concerned about the training and delivery of special education services for students with emotional impairments. The Association exists to pursue the following purposes:

To support the development on quality education for students with emotional impairments.
To advance the standards of teacher training.
To provide support for teachers.
To provide support for those professionals who work in related fields, i.e. social work, psychology.