AAPT.org - American Association of Physics Teachers

AAPT Membership

AAPT is the premier global professional society established to advance the greater good through physics education. With the support of our members worldwide, AAPT is an action oriented organization designed to develop, improve, and promote best practices for physics education as part of the global need for qualified Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics teachers who will inspire tomorrow's leaders and decision makers.

AAPT provides teachers with many opportunities for professional development, networking, and student enrichment. Whether you consider yourself to be a specialist in middle school, high school, undergraduate, or graduate physics education, with AAPT membership you will find the resources you need to change young lives, and the peers who are eager and able to support you.  Please take a look at the benefits described below, or browse this website for further information on AAPT's many activities and opportunities.

As an AIP member society we are also able to give AAPT members access to a wide range of benefits and services through the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

Read what your colleagues say about their membership experience.

Listen to a message from the AAPT Executive Officer.

Story Files

What does AAPT mean to you?

What is your fondest AAPT memory?

How did you find out about AAPT?

Is there an AAPT member who had an influence on your life/career?

We have started to preserve audiovisual STORY FILES from our members on topics of physics education, experiences teaching and learning physics throughout their career, interactions and collaborations developed and maintained by members through their association with AAPT, and more.

We want to hear your story!

We launched this project at the 2011 Summer Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. If you would like to know more about this project or participate by sending us your own video story please contact us by email membership@aapt.org for more information. We look forward to hearing your stories!