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SCTA Benefits and Services

We Represent You

  • Before California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, which accredits teacher-education programs, sets credential standards and fees, and develops and administers statewide tests.
  • On CTA minority caucuses, (African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic), on caucuses related to disabilities and early childhood, and on the CTA Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee.
  • Before other state and federal education boards and committees.
  • By lobbying and testifying in Sacramento and Washington, DC, when legislation affects us (testing, tuition, financial aid, etc.).
  • With voting participants on the CTA State Council of Education and on special CTA task forces on issues that directly affect students and beginning teachers.
  • On the NEA Board of Directors, on NEA committees and as delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly.

We Keep you Informed

SCTA members receive:

  • SCTA I Choose to Teach statewide newsletter
  • California Educator - CTA's statewide professional magazine
  • NEA Today  - national professional newspaper
  • Tomorrow's Teachers  publications

We Protect You

  • $1,000,000 liability insurance and legal protection when you work with students as a part of your preparation to be a teacher
  • A life insurance benefit that increases with each year of continuous CTA membership up to $2,000
  • $1,000 accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Low rates on auto, homeowners/renters insurance
  • Disaster Relief Fund through FACT provides grants and no-cost interest loans to teachers who are victims of natural disasters in the state

Professional Services

  • Legal assistance on specified credential matters
  • Research services - studies, publications, etc.
  • Key job contacts
  • Salary-schedule information
  • Workshops and conferences
  • Scholarships available

Economic Services

  • Credit Union privileges
  • Discount on movie tickets, museums, amusement park entrance fees, new and used cars through the auto purchasing program, cruises, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages

Every child deserves a chance to learn and no child succeeds alone.

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