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Congratulations on becoming a teacher! Your classroom and students will benefit from a dedicated, excited, and well-prepared teacher like you.

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When you join KDP, you are part of a national, regional, and local community that encourages your success and provides the resources, skills, and support you need to become an excellent teacher. The KDP community has your back. Empowered with teaching tools and experiences—plus access to valuable benefits—you will have what you need to succeed.

KDP’s vast membership of more than 35,000 teacher candidates and teachers is a tremendous resource and support network for YOU. Teachers working in the classrooms want to pay-it-forward to KDP members like you by offering first-hand advice and support on all aspects of teaching.

Who’s eligible to join?

To be a member, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. All candidates submit an unofficial transcript or copy of a KDP-written invitation when applying.
  2. Degree-seeking students will be enrolled in or have already completed 6 hours of education courses; have a minimum collegiate GPA of 3.0 (or the equivalent of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale if a different system is used by the institution).
  3. Support KDP’s mission, vision, and values.
  4. Alternative Certification candidates with a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree will be enrolled in or have already completed 6 hours of education courses and support KDP’s mission, vision, and values. There is no GPA requirement for someone who is pursuing teaching credentials and has earned a baccalaureate degree.
  5. Teachers who are in-service professionals shall submit proof of an undergraduate degree via an unofficial transcript. If the teacher is licensed and teaching and has a baccalaureate degree, then there is no GPA requirement—only proof of a degree, the teacher’s current position title, and school name and district where they are teaching.

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Valuable Resources and Benefits to Support Your Teaching Journey

To become an excellent teacher, you need outstanding support and resources on your journey from teacher preparation to graduation to your first teaching position. KDP celebrates your academic achievements and enriches your professional development through the completion of your program of study and into your teaching career. Enhance your journey with numerous benefits to help you be successful (and save money along the way).

Benefits: An annual value of nearly $2500.

Member Benefits When You Join or Renew Starting January 2022

Benefit Value Included
Free $1 Million in Protection with Professional Liability Insurance Download PDF $125
1 Year of Life Insurance $159
Learner’s Edge Teacher Development Program (Teacher Member Level) $189
Subscription to KDP Digital Magazine - The Teacher Advocate $25
Subscription to KDP Record Journal $52
Webinar library filled with dozens of sessions on critical topics - View Webinar Library $240
Discounts on School Supplies at Office Depot, Jo-Ann Fabrics, and More View Discounts $500
Registration Discount to our Convocation - Learn More About Convocation $50
$1,000 Tuition Discount with American College of Education View Discount $1000

KDP continually adds new benefits and resources to support your journey to become a teacher of excellence.

Join now! Just $7.95/month for 12 months or $95.40/year gives you access to all these valuable benefits and more.

Get access to all of these valuable benefits and more for just $7.95/Month or $95.40/Year*