The ASTE Community
The ASTE community is welcoming and inclusive of anyone interested in the preparation of science teachers at all levels including:
- Professors of science and/or education
- Professional developers and coordinators of science in K12 and informal settings
- Policy, curriculum, or teacher preparation program leaders
- Graduate students in science education
In addition to the value in belonging to a vibrant community of professionals interested in science teacher education from the United States and beyond, membership in ASTE comes with an ever-growing list of benefits including:
- Discounted registration to the ASTE Annual Meeting (held in January)
- Free electronic subscription to ASTE’s flagship publication, the Journal of Science Teacher Education
- Exclusive access to ASTE’s online journal Innovations in Science Teacher Education
- Access to Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE): an online, peer-reviewed journal, established and jointly sponsored by five professional associations (AMTE, ASTE, NCSS-CUFA, CEE, and SITE).
- Discounts on ASTE sponsored monographs and publications
- Regular news and updates through the ASTE Newsletter (published quarterly) in which members can advertise and promote their work for free
- Access to members-only list of Job Postings in science teacher education
- The ability to network with other professionals with common interests through ASTE Regions and Forums (see below)
- Professional learning opportunities through workshops and webinars
2024 Membership Rates
Membership in ASTE is for the calendar year.
- Regular Membership – $135 ($145 with print subscription to JSTE)
Applies to U.S. or International Members
- Student Membership -$60 ($70 with print subscription to JSTE)
In order to qualify to be an ASTE member at the student level, the following must apply: 1) You are full-time student at an accredited University/College, 2) You do not already hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.), 3) You can provide contact information for a faculty member at you institution that is willing to verify your status as a student and be your faculty sponsor.
- Teacher Membership – $55 ($65 with print subscription to JSTE)
PK-12 science teacher/staff/instructional coach (non-collegiate) Proof of employment or staff photo ID required to upload when registering.
- Future Teacher Membership – $30 ($40 with print subscription to JSTE)
Undergraduate student or Preservice science teacher student category (future teacher, enrolled in teacher preparation program). Proof of registration or student photo ID required to upload when registering.
- Retired Membership – $60 ($70 with print subscription to JSTE)
Must be 65 years or older OR hold Emeritus faculty status at an accredited academic institution.
Members may also join an ASTE region. Typically, these are the states associated with each U.S. region.
North-East: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
South-East: AL, FL, GA, LA, southern parts of MO, MS, SC
Mid-Atlantic: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, southern parts of OH, TN, VA, WV
North-Central: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, northern parts of MO, ND, northern parts of OH, SD, NE, WI
North-West: ID, MT, OR, WA, WY
South-West: AR, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX, UT
Far West: AK, AZ, CA, HI, NV
International: Any Resident outside of the United States
Forums are committees dedicated to supporting ASTE member interests and commitments. Forums serve the interests of the membership by influencing the policy, procedures, and activities of the Association with the assistance of the Board of Directors. Forums are provided a meeting time in the program at the annual Conference.
Forums are responsible for the recruitment and maintenance of their own membership; for communication among members; and for selecting their own projects, goals, and activities. To create a Forum, a petition of 10 members of the Association must be forwarded to the Board of Directors. The petition should include the following: Name of the Forum; purpose; name of a long-term contact person; description of chair selection and rotation; the administrative structure of the Forum; and potential plans of action. Current forums include:
- Environmental Education (EE) Forum
- Graduate Student Forum
- Inclusive Science Education Forum (ISEF)
- Methods for Methods in Elementary Education
- Policy and Government Relations Forum
- Small Colleges and Programs Forum
- Technology Forum
- Women in Science Education (WISE)
Dr. Kate Popejoy
ASTE Executive Director
3451 S. 5th Avenue
Whitehall, PA 18052