Before California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, which accredits teacher-education programs,sets credential standards and fees, and develops and administers statewide tests.
On CTA minority caucuses, (African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic), on caucuses related to disabilities and early childhood, and on the CTA Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee.
Before other state and federal education boards and committees.
By lobbying and testifying in Sacramento and Washington, DC, when legislation affects us (testing, tuition, financial aid, etc.).
With voting participants on the CTA State Council of Education and on special CTA task forces on issues that directly affect students and beginning teachers.
On the NEA Board of Directors, on NEA committees and as delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly.
We Keep you Informed
SCTA members receive...
SCTA I Choose to Teach statewide newsletter
CTA-NEA California Educator - statewide professional magazine
NEA Today - national professional newspaper
Tomorrow's Teachers publications
We Protect You
$1,000,000 liability insurance and legal protection when you work with students as a part of your preparation to be a teacher
A life insurance benefit that increases with each year of continuous CTA membership up to $2,000
$1,000 accidental death and dismemberment insurance
Low rates on auto, homeowners/renters insurance
Disaster Relief Fund through FACT provides grants and no-cost interest loans to teachers who are victims of natural disasters in the state
Legal assistance on specified credential matters
Research services - studies, publications, etc.
Key job contacts
Workshops and conferences
Credit Union privileges
Discount on movie tickets, museums, amusement park entrance fees, new and used cars through the auto purchasing program, cruises, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages