MSTA records sixth straight year of membership increase, now has 47,000 members


After six years of continued growth, the largest education organization in Missouri now has more than 47,000 members in districts across the state.

“Our mission is to advocate for, and empower, public school educators so they can teach, which is what we do every day,” MSTA’s Executive Director Bruce Moe said. “Our membership growth is because we deliver on that mission by engaging and serving our members, and ultimately the education profession, every day.”

MSTA supports members by providing:

  • Professional learning
  • A voice at the Capitol
  • Salary resources and negotiation support
  • Liability insurance and legal services

Since 1856 MSTA has maintained a commitment to support its members so they can focus on working with Missouri students in the classroom, Moe said.

MSTA’s 47,000 members are made up of certified teachers, school employees, students pursuing a degree in education and retired educators. More than 70 percent of MSTA’s membership is made up of certified teachers.

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ABOUT: The Missouri State Teachers Association is the largest education organization in the state, with more than 47,000 members and more than 160 years of service to Missouri educators. The association’s headquarters is in Columbia, Mo., with regional field representatives throughout the state. MSTA has no national affiliation.