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The IATE offers a free, one-year membership for new members. Annual membership fees after your first year are detailed on the IATE Membership Application .Your membership in the IATE works toward maintaining and advancing the professionalism of the English/Language Arts field. Further, your membership benefits you through:

  • Providing a means to make your concerns heard by state officials
  • Expanding your network of educational contacts across the state
  • Keeping you up-to-date through the annual IATE Fall Conference and IATE publications like the Illinois English Bulletin and the IATE Newsletter
  • Promoting the recognition of outstanding members of our profession

New Teacher/Instructor Program

Haven't joined IATE yet? This program offers a free, one-year membership to all teachers who have not previously been a member of the IATE.

  • Share your teaching ideas, problems, and solutions with others
  • Plug in to a statewide network of English professionals representing all levels of instruction
  • Find out what new things your peers-across-the-state are doing in their classrooms
  • Contact your District Leader for more information about joining the IATE