ATPE News

Summer 2017

ATPE News is the official publication of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, the largest educator association in Texas. The magazine addresses the most important issues affecting public education in the state. Learn more at ATPE.org.

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ATPE NEWS 39 Which Membership Category Should You Join in 2017-18? If your employment status will be changing during the 2017-18 school year, you need to make sure that you renew your ATPE membership in the correct category. YOU ARE: A 2016-17 COLLEGE STUDENT MEMBER • If you will be student teaching or doing classroom observations in 2017-18, renew in the student teacher category so that you have access to the insured benefits.* • If your 2017-18 coursework will not include classroom observations, renew in the college student category. This is not an insured category. YOU ARE: A 2016-17 STUDENT TEACHER MEMBER • If you will be teaching in your own classroom in 2017-18, renew as a first-time professional member so that you have access to the insured benefits.* • If you will be substitute teaching, renew in the associate category to have access to the insured benefits.* YOU ARE: RETIRING AT THE END OF 2016-17 • If you are retiring at the end of 2016-17, continue your ATPE membership in 2017-18 by renewing in the retired category for only $35. • The retired category is not an insured category, so if you will be substituting, you need to renew in the associate category to have access to insured benefits.* YOU ARE: PLANNING NOT TO WORK IN EDUCATION IN 2017-18 • If you will not be working in education in 2017-18, remain a part of the ATPE community by renewing in the public category for only $35. Public members receive ATPE publications and save using our services and discounts. • The public category is not an insured category, so if you will be substituting, you need to renew in the associate category to have access to the insured benefits.* Please contact the ATPE Membership Department at (800) 777-2873 or member_services@atpe.org if you have questions about which membership category you should join. *Terms and conditions apply. Visit atpe.org for further information. NEW THIS YEAR —ATPE had added an administrator category. Join in this category for 2017-18 if you are employed in Texas by a public school district as a principal, assistant/ deputy/area superintendent, or superintendent, and your position requires certification by the State Board for Educator Certification.

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