2022-23 Membership is now open!
ATPE gives you peace of mind
ATPE’s highly regarded legal resources* include up to $8 million in professional liability coverage; extensive employment rights defense coverage that's guaranteed, win or lose; and access to a team of staff attorneys who may provide eligible members with quick, confidential assistance with employment-related legal concerns at no additional cost. You can arrange an after-hours call if it’s inconvenient to speak during regular business hours.
ATPE’s annual dues are a fraction of the cost of those of educator organizations with national affiliates
Our mission is to provide high-quality yet affordable services to Texas educators—not non-education-related activism or costly strikes in other states. And when you do the math on what it would cost you to receive attorney assistance on your own, joining ATPE is an easy decision.
ATPE has a respected voice at the Capitol in both Austin and Washington, D.C.
Our professional lobbyists advocate for a legislative program written and approved by ATPE members annually. ATPE’s advocacy website, TeachtheVote.org, has received more than 1.1 million visits in the past decade from voters seeking information about candidates’ stances on public education issues.
ATPE is a great value
ATPE members can save on travel, prescriptions, counseling services, school supplies, and more using our exclusive member benefits program. Plus, members have access to the ATPE Professional Learning Portal, which offers more than 130 on-demand continuing professional education courses on the hottest topics in education today.
We’re a community of educators who share ideals and beliefs
Founded in 1980 by Texas educators, for Texas educators, ATPE has a strong philosophical foundation. We believe it takes everyone working together to serve students—and that every public school employee plays a role in educating Texas children.
2023-24 Membership Opens in April—Join Early and Pay Later!
When you join ATPE early for the 2023-24 school year, you’ll enjoy free access to ATPE’s discounts, free online professional learning, and publications as soon as your application is processed, with legal resources* available starting Aug. 1, 2023. (August is when your dues payments start, too!)
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2022-23 membership is still available for College Students, Student Teachers, Retired Members and Public Members
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*Eligibility, terms, conditions, and limitations apply. Visit atpe.org/protection to view important disclosures and current program details. Staff attorney services are provided separate from the Educators Professional Liability Insurance Program.