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Join more than 13,000 educators who have come together to strengthen their social studies careers and social studies programs in the schools!

All NCSS members receive a subscription to one of our acclaimed journals and can access the large online collection of current and back-issue articles. (Nonmembers can search on topics and see titles.) NCSS members also receive substantial discounts on all publications and merchandise from our catalog. See summaries of benefits by grade level. Scroll down on this webpage to see options for institutions.

"NCSS has been the most incredible, re-energizing aspect of my career!" 
- High School Teacher and NCSS Member, Colorado Springs, Colorado


Effective July 1, 2017, NCSS is pleased to introduce two new individual membership tiers:

  • Online Membership – this tier is now available to both domestic and international members. It includes digital access to our journals, discounts on professional learning programs and the annual conference, access to our online Special Interest Communities through Connected, and access to our growing archive of publications through the NCSS Digital Library. This option is recommended for educators who want to receive only digital copies of NCSS publications. $72
  • Premium Membership – this tier includes all member benefits in one price! It includes your full annual conference registration, all live webinars, our complete webinar archive, and both journals (Social Education and Social Studies and the Young Learner) are all included. This option is recommended for educators who want to include their annual conference registration with their Comprehensive Membership. $420 (individual) or $880 (institutional – with conference registration for 1 designated teacher.)

We also extend our Comprehensive Membership to Retired members, for the same price as Students and Beginning Teachers!

In order to continue providing award-winning publications and high-quality professional learning programs, NCSS will increase annual dues for all membership tiers by $3 (and by $4 for Comprehensive Individual members, who can access our webinar archive). 

Check out and compare our Individual Membership Tiers below to find the one that best meets your learning needs!


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Join by Mail

Use these downloadable forms to join by mail

Institutional Membership for K-12 Schools

Institutional Members may designate up to three individuals who are eligible for NCSS member discounts (to the Annual Conference; on the price of books and bulletins; on special offers) and access to online benefits (such as the online Publications Archive; the Connected teachers network; TSSP newsletter; Middle Level Learning; and the U.S. History Collection)

Learn more about Institutional Membership

Institutional Subscriptions

Stand-alone subscriptions to NCSS journals are available to institutions such as college and university libraries, nonprofit organizations, and schools.

Learn more about subscriptions

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