National Association of English Learner Program Administrators

Membership Information

The NAELPA serves as the voice of ELs, representing SEAs and LEAs across the United States. We are small enough to hear individual voices, yet powerful enough to be heard as a whole. The organization provides its members with direct contact to the change agents in each state and at the Federal level. With two-way communication between the council and the decision makers, our voice can be heard. Join today and be part of the voice!

  •  ANYONE with an interest in working with and supporting English Learners is welcome to join!
  •  Annual membership dues extends for a period of twelve months beginning July 1 and ending on June 30 of each membership year. 
  • Registration for the NAELPA Annual Conference includes membership in NAELPA for the remainder of the current membership year (if the person registering isn't currently a member) and also includes membership for the next membership year. For more details about membership, please visit the National Conference page.
  • A copy of the NAELPA W-9 Form is available.
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As a member you can:
  • Voice your opinions via surveys
  • Learn about the work of the council and current events surrounding ELs via newsletters
  • Participate in informational webinars on topics such as ESSA, OCR/DOJ, Newcomers, Long Term ELs, etc.
  • Serve on a Committee (See the committee webpages {add a link to the main committee page})
  • Attend the annual meeting/conference
  • Build a network of peer support
Voting Members

Every member that works for a State Education Agency (SEA) or Local Education Agency (LEA) has a vote in the general assembly. 

Non-Voting Members

Non-voting members of the international education community administering programs to support ELs, members of other entities administering grants and/or programs that support the education of ELs, and others interested in or active in the support of ELs. Non-voting members may serve on committees and participate in all national webinars and meetings.

Membership Fees

Membership dues pays for membership for the period of the current membership year unless indicated otherwise. The membership year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th the following year. Thus, if membership dues are paid in January, they cover the membership year that began on July 1st in the previous year and would expire on June 30th in the current year. The NAELPA does not prorate membership fees.

Both individual and institutional (transferable) memberships are available. The person that purchases an individual membership retains ownership of that membership even if they change positions. In the case of institutional memberships, which are purchased by an organization or education agency, those memberships reside with the position designated by the organization or agency. Thus, if an agency purchases a membership for their Title III Director, the person that fills that position holds the membership. If there is a change in personnel for that position, whoever is next appointed to that position will be the NAELPA member for that agency.

An individual membership is $50.00 annually.

An institutional (transferable) membership is $150 annually.

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National Association of English Learner Program Administrators

514 America's Way #4692

Box Elder, SD 57719-7600


directors@naelpa.org