The Power of Membership
Whether you’re a veteran educator, preparing to retire, or fresh on the scene, we’re all in it together, united in our commitment to strengthen public education for all students.
Since 1863, CTA has been fighting for educators and the students they serve. At the local level, members bargain for fair working and learning conditions, so they can ensure that school districts provide the schools all students deserve. CTA members join a long and vibrant legacy of fighting for equity by lifting up the voices of the unheard and winning resources for schools and students. CTA members individually and collectively are the best and most important advocates for public education and the professionals that make it possible.
The combined strength of CTA’s 310,000 members and NEA’s 3.2 million members makes us powerful and passionate advocates for you at the state and national levels. That means that just by joining CTA, you’re helping an education support professional in another district bargain a living wage right now. And another educator, just by being a member, helped get you discounts through Member Benefits and CTA Access to Savings.
Building Your Skills
CTA offers top-notch professional development opportunities designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Whether it’s attending one of our conferences, participating in a training or workshop, or applying for a scholarship or grant, CTA can help you be the best educator you can be!
Our statewide conferences deliver knowledge and skills for CTA members on a variety of topics including teaching and learning, racial justice and equity, LGBTQ+, education advocacy, new and veteran educator issues, and regional conferences. When you attend a CTA conference, you experience engaging workshops and sessions, perspective from some of the best content experts and thought leaders in public education, and opportunities to network with colleagues.
The Benefits of Membership
There are benefits when we stand together. CTA and NEA used the purchasing power of CTA’s 310,000 and NEA’s 3.2 million members to negotiate favorable deals for you. A few of the more notable benefits include:
- Educator Employment Liability Insurance
- Group Legal Service
- Everyday Savings
- Disaster Relief
- Travel & Entertainment Discounts
- Life and Disability Insurance
- Auto and Home Insurance Deals
There is strength in numbers, like 310,000 members strong. Through collective action, we lead our profession. Monitoring the legislative process and advocating for laws that achieve gains for students, teachers and public education are cornerstones of our mission. We also advocate for you at the bargaining table, in the community, and in your schools. We advocate so all students — regardless of family circumstances, where they live, where they were born, how they look, who they love, or the language they speak — have the right to a public education that helps them reach their full potential. Members are the best advocates, and to that end we enable members like you to speak with unity and authority on the issues that matter.