Join 47,000 educators in Missouri’s oldest and largest professional teaching association.

Enjoy the many benefits of MSTA membership

  • A designated member service coordinator

  • Professional learning opportunities

  • Liability Insurance

  • A voice in Jefferson City.

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Legal support

  • Networking with 47,000 Missouri educators

See the full list of member benefits.

MSTA membership dues never increase without member approval.

As an independent association, 100 percent of MSTA dues stay right here to support educators in Missouri. We focus on the issues that affect public education in the Show-Me State, nothing else.

MSTA dues don’t increase automatically every year. Increases must be approved by MSTA’s Assembly of Delegates. MSTA forwards money to local CTAs and regions. $18 is forwarded to local affiliates for each current professional member ($6 to local CTAs and $12 to MSTA regions).

One new equals $10 for you!

2020-21 Professional Dues

Returning MSTA Member


First-Time MSTA Member


First-Time Teacher


Part-Time Educator


2020-21 Other Dues

Non-certified Staff

  • Bus drivers, secretaries, custodians, substitutes, teachers’ aides, etc.

Retired Teacher

$25annually or $250 lifetime
  • Optional Plus Protection is also available for an additional $25
  • The Plus Protection program includes $1 million professional liability insurance coverage, AD&D coverage, legal services from MSTA staff, network attorneys and field staff support.


  • Liability insurance for student teachers included.
  • Legal assistance
Join Online
Membership Type Cost per year
Returning MSTA member $219
First-Time MSTA member $124
First-Year Teacher $124
Part-Time Educator $124
Non-certified Staff $90
Retired Teacher $25 (or $250 lifetime)
Student FREE

Manage your membership with MSTA Autopay

MSTA Autopay makes paying your dues online easy and flexible.

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