National Association of English Learner Program Administrators

Membership Information

The NAELPA serves as the voice of MLs, 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 January 1 and ending on December 31 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). For more details about the Annual National Conference, please visit the National Conference page.
  • A copy of the NAELPA W-9 Form is available. 

NAELPA uses the ConnectSpace software platform to coordinate membership and activities, such as the monthly networking Coffee Chats, Quarterly Webinars, and the NAELPA Annual National Conference. Click the button below for a tutorial on using ConnectSpace to get the most value from your NAELPA membership!

As a member you can:
  • Voice your opinions via surveys
  • Learn about the work of NAELPA and current events surrounding MLs via newsletters
  • Participate in informational webinars on topics such as ESSA, OCR/DOJ, Newcomers, Long Term MLs, 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 January 1st and ends on December 31st. 

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