NSTA: National Science Teacher Association

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NSTA is the largest teacher organization committed to “promoting excellence and innovation” in science teaching. Members include teachers, supervisors, administrators, scientists, and many other representatives in science education.


$79 a year


One NSTA journal of your choice- Science & Children (Pre-K-5), Science Scope (grades 6-8), or The Science Teacher (grades 9-12)


  • NSTA Reports newsletter 9 times a year
  • Access to the NSTA Learning center
  • Discounts on books, conferences, and other resources


Annual national and regional conferences, STEM Forum & Expo, Summer Institutes

Membership Perks:

  • Learning Center includes professional development activities, forums, and valuable resources
  • NSTA Recommends includes searchable books reviews
  • Tools for understanding and utilizing NGSS
  • Grants and Fellowships
  • Database of freebies
  • Job and resume posting