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The CSTA is the Voice for K–12 computer science education and its educators.

The Computer Science Teachers Association is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K–12 teachers and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn. If you are not currently a member of ACM and/or CSTA here is some important information for you to consider:

Why Should I Join the CSTA?
  1. Membership in CSTA means belonging to a community dedicated to excellence in high school computer science education.
  2. Membership in CSTA gives you a say in the development of critical policies concerning curriculum, standards, and certification.
  3. Membership in CSTA gives you preferred access to vital professional development opportunities such as national symposia and workshops.
  4. Membership in CSTA gives you access to more relevant resources, including instructional materials.
  5. Membership in CSTA gives you access to cutting-edge research about current teaching practices and technologies.
  6. Membership in CSTA makes you part of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) family of 80,000 educators, researchers, and professionals world-wide.

Who should join as a CSTA Individual Member?CSTA Individual Members include: middle school teachers, high school computing teachers, college/university computer science faculty and education faculty, and members from industry interested in supporting computer science education and teachers.

Individual Membership Benefits
  • CSTA Voice bi-monthly publication
  • Free classroom posters and career resource materials for students
  • Preferred registration for the CSTA annual conference (CS&IT)
  • Access to professional development videos and podcasts
  • Access to reports on key topics such as teacher certification, national standards, and equity
  • Access to virtual binders on key topics such as Careers, Equity, Teaching Strategies, and Computational Thinking
  • Access to research on computer science education
  • CSTA Advocate Blog featuring Announcements, Breaking News, and Points of Interest
  • Free "" email forwarding address
  • Full voting privileges and volunteer opportunities
  • Opportunities to participate in the member information forums to provide valuable information for shaping educational policy
  • Online access to Crossroads, ACM's magazine for college students
  • TechNews, ACM's tri-weekly online IT news digest
  • MemberNet, ACM's bimonthly online newsletter with the latest CSTA and ACM news
  • Access to the Career Resource Centre, ACM's source for career articles, job board, and career assessment tools
  • Table of Contents (TOC) email alerts for new materials as they are added to the ACM Digital Library