TSTA Student Program

Here’s how to join the TSTA-Student Program

You can be part of TSTA-Student Program, TSTA’s affiliate for college and university students who are planning to teach! Join Now.

Our state convention: great speakers!

The TSTA-Student Program held its annual convention and House of Delegates at the Omni Southpark in Austin Feb. 15-17, 2013. Students from across the state gathered for informative professional development sessions, election of new officers, an awards banquet, and leadership training. Speakers included Rep. Donna Howard, TSTA President Rita Haecker, and NEA-Student Program Chairperson David Tjaden. The following were elected as state officers for 2013-2014: president, Brandon Swaringim, University of Houston (currently filling an unexpired term as president); vice president, Cara Chavez, Texas Tech University; and secretary, Lauren Kern, Texas Tech University. See photos.

Mini-grants support TSTA-SP organizing efforts

TSTA is now offering TSTA Student Program Mini-Grants to our student members in Texas. The purpose of these grants are to provide funding to TSTA student chapters for new and ongoing organizing efforts that will help to further build the strength of the TSTA Student Program at your local college or university. read more

TSTA-SP helps transform schools

As part of the NEA Student Program Conference and NEA Representative Assembly, student members, active teachers, education support professionals, and retired educators band together to renovate a local school as part of the NEA Student Program’s “Outreach to Teach.” See http://www.nea.org/home/20268.htm.

As a student member…

You have access to the vast resources of TSTA and NEA, including valuable career information and important personal contacts. Membership in TSTA-Student Program helps you make the transition from student to professional educator. NEA’s website is an excellent resource for information and networking with experienced teachers.

Inspiration and motivation:

The Works4Me section of NEA’s website offers inspiration and classroom tips to teachers at all experience levels. Works4Me subscribers each week receive an e-mail message with two practical classroom tips submitted by the real education experts—your fellow teachers. You can also browse the Works4Me Library, an online archive of more than 400 tips offering ideas and solutions that you can use in your classroom today.

U.S. Department of Education

Survival Guide for New Teachers and What to Expect Your First Year — both based on the reflections of award-winning teachers — are available online here.

Call 877-ASK-TSTA, follow the online directions above, or email clintong@tsta.org today to join us!