What is my member number?
Your member number is the six digit number located above your name on your NCTE mailings.
You can also log in to the website and visit the My Account section. Your membership number is listed on the “My Contact Info” tab.
If this is your first time logging in, your default username is your member number and your default password is your last name. The password is case sensitive, so make sure to type in your name as it appears on your membership card.
If you can’t recall your username or password, you can have this information sent to you by providing the email address you’ve used with NCTE. Visit our forgotten usernames and passwords page.
Annual membership in NCTE is anniversary-date based starting from the date your membership is processed and continuing for the next 364 days.
NCTE offers four different types of membership for professionals in all stages of their careers.
NCTE does not offer Institutional memberships at this time, however we do offer institutional journal subscriptions.
By becoming a member, you help support NCTE’s mission, and you also receive several exclusive benefits:
- Exclusive pricing on conventions, meetings, and professional learning materials
- Discounts in the NCTE store on books, journals, Web seminars, and more
- Opportunities to connect through the Connected Community, an online resource- and information-sharing site for members, and the Literacy in Learning Exchange, an online site for individuals and school teams interested in building capacity for literacy teaching and learning
- Access to NCTE’s digital journal archive containing more than 1,800 digitized issues
- Subscription to The Council Chronicle, NCTE’s members-only magazine
- Weekly INBOX newsletters that synthesize stories, resources, and opportunities in our field
- Free posting on the NCTE Career Opportunities site
You can join online as an individual or student member by using our online form. You can also call customer service at 877-369-6283, or print a membership form (Individual, Student, Emeritus, Lifetime) to fax to 217-358-9645, or mail to
1111 West Kenyon Road
Urbana, IL 61801
Individual and student members may opt for a green membership when they join. Green members receive all NCTE communication by email only, and any journal subscriptions are online only. Besides doing their part for the environment, green members save $5 off the regular subscription price.
You will receive a renewal invoice in the mail 3 months prior to your membership expiration date. We’ll also send follow-ups by e-mail and mail.
Yes, NCTE offers an auto-renew program. You can select this option when you register or renew, or can add it at any time during your membership. For more information visit the Automatic Renewal FAQ.
You can access your journals by logging in with your username and password. Help is available if you have never logged into the site or can’t remember your username and password.
You can. Please fill out the Contact NCTE form or call customer service at 877-369-6283.
NCTE accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check, money order, or purchase order as payment. Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express at this time. Purchase orders can be faxed to 217-328-9645 or mailed to
1111 West Kenyon Road
Urbana, IL 61801
Currently, our online renewal system does not allow you to make changes during the renewal process. If you would like to renew and make the changes by phone, please contact customer service at 877-369-6283. If you are mailing in your renewal form, please make any changes directly on the form. At any other time during your membership, you may contact customer service to make changes to your information.
Visit the Renewal page in the NCTE Online Store (you will be asked to login). You can also click on the pink "Renew " button in the upper right (it is shown to the right for reference). If you don't see the button, fill out the Contact NCTE form or call customer service at 877-369-6283.
You should receive a welcome email with a digital version of your membership card within a week. Your printed membership card will arrive three to four weeks after your membership is processed. Green members will not receive a printed membership card. If you have not received your membership card by the fourth week or would like to request a replacement card, simply fill out the Contact NCTE form or call customer service at 877-369-6283.
To access online resources:
- If you joined online, please use the six-digit user ID you were given and your last name as the password.
- If you joined through a method other than online, please contact NCTE Customer Service to request your username by phone at 877-369-6283, or online through the Contact NCTE Form.
Currently membership in NCTE is only available to individuals. Institutions can however subscribe to our journals. Pricing information can be obtained by contacting NCTE Customer Service by phone at 877-369-6283 or online through the Contact NCTE Form.
If you ordered online, an email containing your invoice will be sent as soon as you place your order. You can request a order confirmation by contacting NCTE Customer Service by phone at 877-369-6283, by fax at 217-328-9645, or online through the Contact NCTE Form.
Yes, simply log into the website and click on "My Account" in the top, right of the screen.
Please make sure to enter an alphanumeric combination for both your username and password, and please avoid using any special characters when creating your username and password.
As a teacher educator, how can I introduce my pre-service teachers to NCTE and its available resources?
Participate in the Student/Instructor Program to receive membership information, highlights of resources, and sample journals to share with your students.