Membership - National Council of Teachers of English

Member Benefits

Join today and, as a member of NCTE, you’re joining the best minds in literacy education. Your membership comes with the following opportunities and benefits:

Members Only Webinars

Instructional and informational sessions to keep you on top of industry trends

Preferred Pricing

Exclusive discounts on conventions, meetings, and professional learning materials

The Council Chronicle

Subscription to the quarterly members-only magazine

Digital Journal Archive

Access to our digital journal archive containing more than 1,800 digitized issues

Intellectual Freedom Center Resources

NCTE offers new and timely resources for educators as they advocate for books in their classrooms and look for support and ideas.

Member Insurance Programs

A variety of insurance programs, including professional liability, life, health, and auto plans through the Trust for Insuring Educators

Membership Types

Standard Membership – $50

NCTE offers you the best in resources and support materials to help deepen your understanding of successful instruction, assessment, and evaluation practices in reading, writing, English Studies, and the language arts. The Council’s teacher-centered professional resources will help you zero in on the key issues confronting you and your students in today’s classrooms. Individual Memberships for K-University teachers, administrators, and other education professionals.

Individual members enjoy all member benefits including voting in Council elections, subscription to the Council Chronicle and Inbox, discounts on NCTE books and events, and much more.

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Student – $25

NCTE Student Membership provides a professional home for undergraduate or graduate students preparing for careers as literacy educators. Expand your expertise and start your teaching career with tools and resources from NCTE. Student members are not eligible to vote in NCTE elections but have access to other NCTE member benefits.

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I joined NCTE because I wanted to be connected. . .


“I think one of the biggest issues facing teachers today is this sense of isolation, and NCTE erases that, because all of a sudden you’re part of a community. I couldn’t have survived all this time without NCTE.”

Jeff Golub, Member, 30 years

Other Membership Type

For additional assistance, please contact NCTE’s Customer Service Center at 877-369-6283


School Membership

NCTE’s School Membership Program is designed to help educators improve literacy—as a team. Groups of ten or more that join receive a complimentary electronic journal in addition to the electronic member magazine. 

Institutional Subscriptions

The National Council of Teachers of English is the source for English language arts resources for your staff. An NCTE Institutional Subscription allows you to subscribe to any one of our 10 professional journals for your library or staff.

I joined NCTE because I wanted to be connected. . .


“For me, my membership in NCTE made the difference between having a job that I got up and went to everyday, and having a career that I thrived in and loved!”

Sandy Hayes, Member, Middle Level Section