JOIN OR RENEW MEMBERSHIP IN STP

You do not have to be an APA member to join STP.

We are currently processing new memberships and renewals for 2020. 

As a division of APA, we adhere to APA’s Privacy Policies with respect to Member Information.


Why join or renew?

  • You will be a member of a great community of teachers!
  • You will receive print issues of STP's journal: Teaching of Psychology (ToP).
  • You will have online access to back issues of ToP from the SAGE Publishing website.
  • You will have access to members-only web pages.
  • You will be eligible for STP's awards/grants 
  • You will be eligible for discounted registration for STP's Annual Conference on Teaching.
  • View more member benefits here.


How much does membership cost, and for how long?

  • MEMBERSHIPS ARE FOR A CALENDAR YEAR (January 1 through December 31). 
    • Dues paid before APA's annual convention in August are retroactive to January 1; you will receive back issues of ToP for that year.
    • Dues paid after the start of the APA convention and before December 31 will apply to membership in the following year.  Those who join from August to December will receive complimentary access to members-only materials on STP's website and to online issues of the journal
  • PAY THE LOWEST DUES FOR WHICH YOU QUALIFY:
    • Psychology teachers (and support staff): $25
    • Graduate students or undergraduate students: $15 
    • Postdocs: $15 (Postdocs must use this form to join or renew at the student rate)
    • Retirees: $15 (Retirees must use this form to join or renew at the retiree rate)

I'm already an APA affiliate.  Does that mean I'm also an STP member?

How do I join or renew in STP (APA Division 2)?

STP (APA Division 2) has arranged with APA's Service Center to receive and process all new and renewing memberships. 

  • TO JOIN STP  (If you are an APS Member, see below)
    • Visit https://www.apa.org/about/division/join and select Division 2. Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

    • You may be directed to Log In or Create an Account on APA's website.  (Please note:  You will NOT be joining APA, but creating an account will provide you access to APA's online resources for teachers of psychology.)

    • You will be asked, How would you like to join?  Select the appropriate option:
      Student affiliate:  If you are a graduate student or undergraduate student
      Professional affiliate:  If you are a psychology teacher in the United States or Canada
      International affiliate:  If you are a psychology teacher outside of the United States or Canada

    • Click the box for Division 2 - Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

    • Click Add to Cart.  You may then select other divisions to join.

    • When ready to pay, click CONTINUE TO PAYMENT.

    • Please note:  It may take 30 days before APA updates the online STP membership directory and sends your information to SAGE Publishing for online access to our journal, Teaching of Psychology. If you would like quicker access to member-only materials on STP's website, please forward confirmation of your dues payment to stp@teachpsych.org. (The confirmation email will include a welcome letter from Division 2 and your member number.)

  • TO RENEW IN STP  (If you are an APS Member, see below)
    • Before renewing, please check your current membership status by visiting https://teachpsych.org/Profile.

    • All STP members will receive an annual notice from APA to renew their division(s).  This is the fastest and most direct way to renew your STP membership.

    • Please renew before the start of each calendar year (e.g., renew for 2021 before December 31, 2020) to avoid delays in processing your STP renewal.

    • APA is updating its online system for processing division memberships in February 2020.  During this update, you may join or renew in STP (APA DIvision Two) by contacting the APA Service Center (1-800-374-2721 or 1-202-336-5580) or by using this form.


  • Members of the Association for Psychological Science (APS): 
    • Please be careful not to pay twice for STP membership. Before joining or renewing in STP, please check your current STP membership status by visiting https://teachpsych.org/Profile.

    • Please only pay for one year of STP membership.  We are unable to process multi-year STP memberships.

    • If your name, email, or mailing address changes, please contact APA's Service Center (see below).

    • APS members may join STP when joining or renewing with APS.

    • The fastest and most direct way to renew in STP is through the APA renewal notice.  

    • APS member may also renew in STP when paying APS dues, but please do so before the start of each calendar year (e.g., renew for 2021 before December 31, 2020) to avoid delays in processing your STP renewal.


How do I check the status of my STP membership?


How do I update my name, email, or mailing address?

  • APA's Service Center maintains the official records of STP's membership. 
    To update your name, email, or mailing address, contact APA's Service Center  by email at membership@apa.org or by phone (1-800-374-2721 or 202-336-5580).

  • If you are subscribed to any of STP's listservs, you may update your email address by visiting here


Whom should I contact if I have a question?

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