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MSTA records fifth straight year of membership increase

COLUMBIA – After five years of continued growth, the largest education organization in Missouri now has more than 45,000 members across the state.

“This milestone is significant because it comes at a time when associations in general are declining but the Missouri State Teachers Association continues to grow because of the exceptional services and support we provide our members,” MSTA’s Executive Director Bruce Moe said.

Now more than ever educators see the value in actively participating in an association that gives them a voice in their profession in all areas from professional development to issues in the state Capitol, Moe said.

MSTA’s 45,000 members are made up of certified teachers, school employees, students pursuing a degree in education and retired educators. More than 73 percent of MSTA’s membership is made up of certified teachers.

The Missouri State Teachers Association is the largest education organization in the state, with more than 45,000 members and more than 158 years of service to Missouri educators. The association’s headquarters is in Columbia, with regional field representatives throughout the state. MSTA has no national affiliation.

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