Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

2024-25 Membership is now open!

ATPE: The Professional Association Designed for Texas Educators Like You

Today’s Texas educators juggle heavy workloads, school safety concerns, and political attacks. The smartest way to protect your career and ensure you have the support you need is to join the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE).

"ATPE is here to support us in good times & bad."

  • Access to the ATPE Professional Learning Portal with 100+ on-demand courses on the hottest topics in education
  • Exclusive menu of more than 25 services and discounts offering over $1,500 in annual savings and other benefits
  • Award-winning publications
  • Insightful in-person and virtual continuing professional education (CPE) opportunities
First grade dual-language teacher
La Vega
ATPE member since 2020

"I feel comfortable & confident with ATPE in my corner."

  • Professional lobbyists fighting for you in Austin and D.C.
  • 2023 legislative priorities included compensation, educator recruitment and retention, school safety, stopping vouchers, and educator retirement benefits.
  • Highly regarded advocacy website keeping you up to date on Texas education policy (
  • Exclusive member access to ATPE's Advocacy Central, a tool for easily communicating with elected officials
Prekindergarten teacher
North East (20)
ATPE member since 2004

"With my job, anything can happen—which is why I join ATPE."

ATPE's highly regarded legal resources* include:

  • Up to $8 million in professional liability coverage, subject to policy limits.
  • Employment rights defense coverage that's available win or lose.

Separate from the insured benefits, eligible members have access to the ATPE Member Legal Services Department. ATPE employs more staff attorneys than any other Texas educator association.

Special education teacher
ATPE member since 2017

Monthly Dues Beginning Aug. 1, 2024

ATPE knows that educators have limited budgets. Our mission is to advocate for educators and deliver affordable, high-quality products and services that give members the peace of mind needed to inspire student success. We've worked hard to secure valuable benefits you can count on at an affordable monthly price.

First-time professional membership

$110/year (Available until Oct. 31, 2024)
(Available until Oct. 31, 2024)

Professional membership


Associate membership
(including para-educators)


Administrator membership
(principals, assistant superintendents, superintendents)


Monthly rate shown is for 12 installment payments beginning in August. Number of installment payments available will vary based on join date. In districts with active local units, you may add on nominal local unit dues. Not sure which category to join? Call (800) 777-2873 or email today.

As a "Join Early" member, you'll have access to the following for FREE until August:

ATPE's 25+ member services and discounts programs, including amazing travel savings on hotels, rental cars, and more.

The ATPE Professional Learning Portal, offering more than 100 on-demand CPE courses.

ATPE websites and publications.

Starting Aug. 1, you'll have access to ATPE's highly regarded legal resources, including professional liability insurance and the most staff attorneys of any educator association in Texas.*

*Eligibility, terms, conditions, and limitations apply. Visit to view important disclosures and current program details. Staff attorney services are provided separate from the Educators Professional Liability Insurance Program.