Founded by educators for educators, ATPE is the leading educators’ association in Texas and the largest independent educators’ association in the United States. ATPE exists to serve the needs of Texas teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and all public education employees and fights for our schools on the local, state and national levels.
The ATPE philosophy is simple. We believe it takes everyone working together to improve Texas public schools. We work with all stakeholders in public education, regardless of political party or platform. We work collaboratively with all sides of any debate to find the best solution. And we represent the priorities defined by our members—working educators who are passionate about Texas public schools.
When you choose ATPE, you’re choosing an organization led by working Texas educators who understand how hard it is to be public educators today. Our mission is to support you so you can focus on what matters most: your students.
ATPE membership offers access to over 25 exclusive services and discounts—it’s easy to recoup the cost of your annual dues and more!
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ATPE membership includes access to more than 90 hours of on-demand continuing professional education (CPE) courses—available at no additional cost.
The 12th Annual PAC’s Peak Challenge—our annual fundraising campaign for the ATPE Political Action Committee (ATPE-PAC)—kicked off Feb. 1. We invite you to join us in donating any amount toward our goal of raising $20,000 for ATPE-PAC by May 31. Your donation can make a meaningful impact and help support pro-public education candidates who truly value educators and their work.
To share the voices of Texas educators with the Teacher Vacancy Task Force, the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) surveyed its members to gather feedback from those in the field on why educators are leaving the profession.