The 2024 AERA membership year is now underway. AERA President Tyrone Howard shares the impact of AERA on his professional life and the value of being part of the AERA community. 

Join or renew with AERA today. 
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Early Career Discount for New Members

As a special incentive to recent doctorates and to further extend efforts to support early career scholars during the COVID-19 pandemic, AERA is offering an early career discount to lapsed or new members who completed their doctorates in 2022 or 2023. Individuals who earned doctorates in these years pay a discounted dues rate of $150, saving $100 off the cost of Regular membership.

Expanded Access to AERA Journals

All AERA members - regardless of membership type - receive online access to all seven AERA journals. This member benefit began in 2022. Via your myAERA page you can access: 

AERA members are committed to advancing knowledge about education, encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education, and promoting the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

As the largest national interdisciplinary research association of 25,000 members across the United States and around the world, AERA informs and enhances research practice; fosters high-quality education research; and strengthens communication and collaboration between researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.

Take advantage of all that AERA has to offer.  Our members have access to:

Professional Advancement including professional development courses offered through our Virtual Learning Center and the Annual Meeting, fellowship and grant funding, through numerous Calls throughout the year for submissions of abstracts, articles, editorships, awards, conferences, workshops, and much more; plus the premier Job Board for education research positions.

Networking Opportunities through 12 Divisions and over 150 Special Interest Groups offering a wide range of activities from mentoring programs, newsletters, webinars, listserv notifications of opportunities in your interest area, and an Annual Meeting drawing up to 15,000 with more than 2400 peer-reviewed sessions.

Latest Research and Developments in the Field with two complimentary subscriptions from AERA’s seven highly respected peer-reviewed journals (Note: Starting with the 2022 membership year, members will have online access to all AERA journals); discounts on AERA books plus Sage Publications and Corwin Press books; access to AERA online paper repository, an archival record of scientific presentations from 2010 and forward AERA Annual Meetings.

Advocacy of the Field with representation on Capitol Hill.  AERA informs decision-makers on the role of research in improving education practice and serves as important resource for policymakers, enabling legislators to enact sound policy.  A strong public voice for education researchers through outreach activities such as news releases, position papers, and information relating to public or policy debates.

Discounted Insurance on more than 15 plans including professional liability insurance offered through Trust for Insuring Educator (TIE) of which AERA is a member.


Join or Renew Your AERA Membership

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For any questions on membership, please do not hesitate to contact the AERA Membership Team at or call (202)238-3200.