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Student Chapters

In addition to our state/province chapters, NSTA has over 100 student chapters (see list below). NSTA and the student chapters are separate but interdependent organizations that have elected to ally themselves to encourage professional learning and networking of preservice teachers of science from across the United States and Canada. Student chapter participation offers opportunities for increased leadership skills, career growth, and networking for students and faculty. To form a student chapter at your local college or university, simply download the NSTA Student Chapter Procedures Guide (PDF) or e-mail the NSTA Chapter Relations Department.

Student Chapters should submit their annual reports by completing the NSTA Student Chapter Update or anytime there is a change within the organization or new leadership is elected or appointed. The reports are due at the end of academic year per NSTA agreement.

NSTA Student Membership

Student membership in NSTA is available to preservice science education students whether or not they have an NSTA student chapter at their college or university.

To be eligible, you must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as a student with an interest in science education. Proof of student status (registration, class schedule, or professor verification) is required. Join online or download an application. Student membership may be upgraded to the new teacher membership upon graduation at the same reduced rate. Students must upgrade to individual membership status after six years.

Discover all the benefits of membership.

NSTA Student Chapters


  • Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL


None at this time, but you can start one!


  • Arizona State University–Polytechnic Campus, Mesa, AZ
  • Arizona State University–Tempe
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


  • Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR


  • California State University of Chico, Chico, CA
  • California State University–Fullerton
  • California State University–Long Beach
  • California State University–Sacramento
  • Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, CA


  • Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
  • University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO


  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


  • University of Delaware, Newark, DE

District of Columbia

None at this time, but you can start one!


  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Miami Dade College, School of Education, Miami, FL
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


  • Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
  • Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
  • Georgia State University, Tucker, GA
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Mercer University, McDonough, GA
  • Shorter College, Rome, GA
  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA


None at this time, but you can start one!


  • Brigham Young University–Idaho, Rexburg, ID


  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
  • Illinois State University, Normal, IL
  • Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
  • Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL


  • Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • Cardinal Association of Teachers, Muncie, IN
  • Indiana University–Southeast, New Albany, IN
  • Indiana University/Purdue University, Columbus, IN
  • Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN


  • Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
  • Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Luther College, Decorah, IA
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA/li>
  • University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Wartburg College, Waverly, IA


  • Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
  • Fort Hays State University, Hayes, KS
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
  • Wichita State University, Wichita, KS


  • Murray State University, Murray, KY
  • Pikeville College, Pikeville, KY
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY


None at this time, but you can start one!


None at this time, but you can start one!


  • Towson University, Towson, MD


  • Endicott College, Beverly, MA


  • Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI/li>
  • Hope College, Holland, MI
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Oakland University, Rochester, MI
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI


  • St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN


  • University of Mississippi, University, MS


  • Drury University, Springfield, MO
  • Missouri Western State College, St. Joseph, MO
  • Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
  • Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
  • University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


None at this time, but you can start one!


  • Doane College, Crete, NE
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln


None at this time, but you can start one!

New Hampshire

  • Keene State College, Keene, NH

New Jersey

  • College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

New Mexico

None at this time, but you can start one!

New York

  • Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
  • Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
  • Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY
  • CUNY Queens College, New York, NY
  • Daemen College, Amherst, NY
  • State University of New York at Brockport, Brockport, NY
  • State University of New York at Fredonia
  • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

North Carolina

  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

North Dakota

None at this time, but you can start one!


  • Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Mount Union College, Alliance, OH
  • Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, OH


  • East Central University, Ada, OK
  • Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK


None at this time, but you can start one!


  • Cabrini College, Radnor, PA
  • California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
  • Clarion University, Clarion, PA
  • East Stroudsburg University, E. Stroudsburg, PA
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
  • Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
  • Gwynedd Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA
  • King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA
  • Millersville University, Millersville, PA
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Pennsylvania State University–Berks
  • Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA/li>
  • Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
  • Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

South Carolina

  • Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

South Dakota

  • Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD


  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN


  • Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX
  • Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
  • Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX
  • Texas A&M University–College Station
  • Texas A&M University–Commerce
  • Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX


  • Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
  • Utah State University, Ephraim, UT
  • Utah State University, Logan, UT
  • Weber State University, Ogden, UT


None at this time, but you can start one!


  • Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Longwood University, Farmville, VA
  • Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
  • Marymount University, Arlington, VA
  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • University of Virginia's College at Wise
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


  • Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
  • Washington State University–Vancouver
  • Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

West Virginia

  • West Liberty University, Wheeling, WV


  • University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse
  • University of WisconsinMadison
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh


  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  • University of Wyoming/Casper College
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