Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

2022-23 Membership is now open!

Join ATPE, the association that puts
Texas educators first

Why join ATPE?

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,, 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!

Why join ATPE early?

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!)

Sign up below to be notified when 2023-24 membership opens.

2022-23 membership is still available for College Students, Student Teachers, Retired Members and Public Members

Why is ATPE the No. 1 choice of Texas educators?

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

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.

First grade dual-language teacher
La Vega
ATPE member since 2020

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

ATPE’s professional lobbyists are fighting for you in Austin and D.C., advocating a legislative program that’s focused solely on education issues.

Kindergarten teacher
North East (20)
ATPE member since 2004

"Because it’s more than

ATPE members have access to a Professional Learning Portal with more than 130 on-demand courses on the hottest topics in education today. Our publications keep you up to date on the latest education news.

Sixth grade science teacher
ATPE member since 2004

"Because you never know what’s going to happen."

ATPE’s highly regarded legal resources* include up to $8 million in professional liability coverage, subject to policy limits. Eligible members also have employment rights defense coverage that’s available win or lose.

Sixth grade math teacher
ATPE member since 2009

"Because I save on my vacations! We went to the U.S. Virgin Islands."

It’s easy to save using ATPE’s exclusive member discounts program. Save on travel, prescriptions, office supplies, mental health services, and more.

ATPE member since 2017

"Because ATPE has so much to offer!"

ATPE is the largest community of educators in Texas. Founded by Texas educators, for Texas educators, ATPE is here to put you first.

Paraprofessional and coach
ATPE member since 2013

Discover why ATPE is the best association to have by your side as a Texas public school employee

*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.