TCTA's member benefits are a perfect fit for Texas teachers and others who work directly with students in Texas public schools. No other association limits its membership to non-administrative classroom professionals — our exclusive focus ensures that we’re always representing YOU. Members easily save more than the cost of their dues with our services and discounts. Learn more about our valuable member benefits by reading these FAQs about TCTA and following the links below.

Membership enrollment is now closed for 2013-14, but we invite you to return to tcta.org this summer to join for the 2014-15 school year!

Professional Protection

Professional Liability Insurance – Up to $8 million, with $2 million for civil rights coverage

Legal Assistance & Information

Direct Access to TCTA Attorneys – Employment-related legal information, assistance and representation at no cost beyond your annual dues (and we prevent potential conflicts of interest by not allowing administrators to join)

Teacher Defense Fund – $250,000 to hire attorneys when we determine that a member's case is more appropriately handled by outside counsel

Ask-a-Lawyer – Email portal for members requesting general legal information

Advocacy

TCTA's Top-ranked Lobby Team – The most effective teacher advocates in Texas

Capitol Updates and Action Alerts – The news you need during a legislative session

TexasTeachersVote.org – TCTA's voter education website for Texas educators

ACT For TCTA – TCTA members' political action committee

Publications

Survival Guide – A must-have legal reference for every Texas educator

The Classroom Teacher – Our award-winning magazine, which is focused on Texas teachers and other classroom professionals

TCTA eUpdate – Our email newsletter with the latest news and updates

Continuing Education

 Free Online CPE – 40-plus hours from TCTA, an SBEC-approved provider of CPE hours

Discounts & Other Savings Programs

Members-only Discounts – Savings on auto insurance, theme park tickets, telephone plans, hotels and more