Become A Member

You’re in luck! If you are a student enrolled in the Faculty of Education, you are automatically a member of the ESA and have an ATA student membership.**

Why should I join the ESA?

  • FREE or discounted access to ESA events
  • Enhance your undergraduate experience with social and athletic events (we have food too)
  • Build your teaching skills at professional development sessions
    • At select PD workshops, you can earn certificates to add to your teaching portfolio  
  • Volunteer opportunities with your student local
  • Reduced prices on ESA merchandise
  • Discounts on food, school supplies, and hotels at select locations


With purchase you receive an ATA student membership*, which means:

  • Membership in a professional organization
  • Advice and consultation on professional matters
  • Information on current issues in education
  • Access to the ATA library
  • Receipt of ATA publications such as ATA Magazine
  • Free membership in ATA specialist councils (to apply for specialist councils click here!
  • ATA Student Membership is required for Teachers’ Convention, which is mandatory to all winter-term AFX students (voluntary for fall-term AFX students)

*Note: students are not considered full members of the ATA. More information on ATA membership categories can be found here.

**Note: If you prefer, you have the option to opt-out of automatically becoming an ESA/ATA member for the year.