Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Join ATPE as a Student Teacher

What is ATPE?

ATPE is YOUR professional association. We're the most powerful voice in Texas public education, with approximately 100,000 members across the state.

Why join?

It's FREE!* Plus, you’ll become part of Texas’ largest community of educators, who will help guide and mentor you as you begin your new career.

Read on for more membership benefits:

Advocacy in Austin and D.C.
Team of experienced professional lobbyists fighting for your rights
In-depth analysis of the issues that matter most to you through our dedicated website,
A full suite of grassroots advocacy tools to help you stand up for your students
Professional learning and leadership
24/7 access to more than 80 hours of on-demand continuing professional education (CPE)
Award-winning quarterly magazine and bimonthly e-newsletter
Leadership opportunities statewide
Money-saving discounts
Exclusive member discount programs on travel, online shopping, and much more
Savings on school supplies
How do I join?

Go to, or click on the Join Today button below. Join as a Student Teacher if you’re going to be doing any student or clinical teaching or observations, whether in person or virtually. ATPE’s Student Teacher membership provides you with professional liability insurance.** (But it’s still FREE!)

And don’t forget: When you finally land your dream job, be sure to upgrade to the appropriate paid membership to retain your membership benefits.

*Student teachers in Texas qualify for free membership.

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