ATPE Membership

Why should you join ATPE?

We provide the broadest and deepest support of any Texas educators’ organization.

We offer career protection that no other option can match:

  • Up to $8 million in professional liability insurance.*
  • Extensive employment rights defense insurance, which can help pay defense costs for dismissal claims, salary disputes, etc.—guaranteed, whether you win or lose.*
  • Predictable insurance-based coverage you can count on, not merely a defense fund.

We provide no-cost access to staff attorneys who may help eligible members with job-related legal questions or employment law concerns.**

We have no outside dues or agendas. We serve Texas professional educators exclusively.

We are member-owned and member-governed—which means our dues, legislative programs, resources and protection programs are directed by working educators just like you.

We work tirelessly to advocate for Texas public education at the Capitol, with a focus on collaboration with all stakeholders and seeking solutions wherever possible.

We provide ongoing political involvement training for members, along with opportunities to make a real impact.

We offer access to a wealth of classroom resources, teaching support, mentoring/networking opportunities, professional development and convenient online CPE.

We have award-winning publications that keep you up-to-date on all matters affecting Texas public education.


Because every Texas child deserves access to an exemplary public education.

ATPE professional liability insurance coverage details

More benefits of being an ATPE member.