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NCTA Membership Information

The Norfolk County Teachers Association is a non-profit educational organization comprised of the school systems in Norfolk County.  The NCTA provides quality graduate courses through Framingham State University for ALL educators.  These affordable courses can be aligned with the state teacher standards required for license renewal or moving across lanes.

A summary of benefits may be found by clicking HERE

Active membership:  educators must belong to both the NCTA and their local school association located in Norfolk County. Dues are paid through your local school association treasurer. A district membership affords all of the NCTA offerings to its member locals.

Associate membership:  educators must belong to NCTA.  Dues are paid directly to NCTA.

The NCTA provides a meeting place for active members to exchange ideas and keep up to date with actions and activities sponsored by DESE, MTA, and NEA.  In addition to participating in graduate courses, active members have the following additional benefits:

  1. There are $300 grants available for individual teachers’ projects and Local Association projects.
  2. The Annual Awards Banquet held in June honors students, teachers and volunteers. Some of these awards have a monetary component.
    • Teacher Honor Award for an outstanding teacher selected by the local.
    • Service Award for an outstanding volunteer or non-teacher selected by the local.
    • Harland L. Cook Future Educators scholarships for selected seniors entering the field of education. Book awards are given to all recipients, and an additional scholarship is awarded to the NCTA Future Educator(s) of the year.
    • The First Masters Degree Scholarship for an NCTA active member who is enrolled in a master’s degree program
    • Walter J. Hughes Teachers Award for the son or daughter of an NCTA active member who is enrolled in a master’s degree program or approved DESE Licensure Program.
    • NCTA Rookie of the Year awards selected by each local. One educator will emerge as the NCTA Rookie of the Year selected by an NCTA committee.
    • NCTA Teacher of the Year award selected by an NCTA committee from the Honor Award recipients selected by each local.

     3. NCTA offers free workshops for its members on various topics of interest.                 Attendees receive a certificate of attendance and may earn up to 10 PDP's.

     4.  NCTA is creating a Bargaining Council with its member locals.

NCTA's current locals include over 6,000 members in the following communities: 

Avon, Bellingham, Blue Hills Regional HS, Braintree, Dedham, Dover—Sherborn, Franklin, Holbrook, Medfield, Millis, Milton, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Tri-County Regional HS, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood, Weymouth, and Wrentham.