When you join TCTA, your dues remain in Texas, where they support Texas teachers and public schools. To receive member benefits, you must be eligible for TCTA membership and join in the appropriate membership category.

Click on the appropriate category below to join or renew your TCTA membership.

Active – $140/year

Open to a public school employee who is employed as a classroom teacher, counselor, librarian, diagnostician, speech pathologist, social worker, school nurse, athletic trainer, coach, or other nonsupervisory professional whose position does not require an administrative certificate; or anyone who holds a bachelor's degree, is pursuing teacher certification, and is a salaried teacher in a Texas public school.

Eligibility requires direct involvement in the instruction of students and regular employment in a Texas public school or in a state-supported institution of higher learning in Texas. Log in to renew your Active membership or rejoin TCTA as an Active member after a break in membership.

First-Time TCTA Active – $90/year

Open to an individual eligible for Active membership who is joining TCTA for the first time. Join as a First-Time Active member.

Associate – $70/year

Open to a substitute teacher, teacher's aide, educational secretary, or paraprofessional employed by a public school district. Join as an Associate member.

Retired – $15/year

(does not include professional liability insurance)

Open to a retired public school employee whose former position qualified him or her for TCTA membership and who is no longer employed by a public school district in any capacity. Join as a Retired member.

Student – Free

Open to a student enrolled in an educator preparation program and seeking teacher certification. This complimentary TCTA membership provides full access to all TCTA programs and services, including TCTA’s legal team and professional liability insurance coverage for the semester(s) of required student teaching that have been designated by the student member on the membership application submitted to TCTA. Join as a Student member.

Effective date of coverage: TCTA regrets that we are unable to provide legal services for issues arising prior to the effective date of membership. Your membership and professional liability insurance coverage (if provided for your membership category) become effective when your completed membership application and full payment, or a signed payroll deduction authorization and required payments, are received at TCTA headquarters. Membership with TCTA is subject to the terms of benefits as defined on the membership application.

Liability insurance: The coverage included with membership for Active, Associate and Student members is provided by Scottsdale Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nationwide®, one of the largest insurance and financial service providers in the United States with an A.M. Best Rating of A+XV (superior). The coverage is provided through a purchasing group, and the insurer may not be subject to all insurance laws and regulations of the state.