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I believe the ASE is the most important and effective organisation that exists for supporting science education. - ASE Member

From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition.

ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters for 11-19, primary teachers and technicians. Membership gives you access to excellent resources and professional development. Corporate and charitable membership is also available. 

How to join?

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If you wish to spread your payment across the year simply download our membership form, choose the appropriate option and send the completed form in the post (we need your signature to implement Direct Debit payment). 

What does membership include?


The ASE’s journals offer invaluable insights into science education. With articles from expert teachers and technicians, each publication has classroom tips, policy updates, suggested resources and shared effective practice. Our journals include Primary Science, Education in Science, School Science Review, Science Teacher Education and the Journal of Emergent Science.

  • All levels of membership include subscription to our house magazine Education in Science published four times a year

Professional Recognition

ASE can award its members formal recognition of their skills and expertise as teachers and technicians. Building from Registered Scientist (RSci) to Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach) provides a highly regarded pathway for science teachers committed to their subject knowledge and profession.


ASE has a strong community at local, regional and national levels. Our Field Officers organise local TeachMeets where people can share their favourite classroom ideas. On a slightly larger scale, the ASE Regional Conferences offer a select programme of CPD sessions, while the Annual Conference brings together members from across the world to share best practice and learning.

More for members

  • Make sure you are covered! ASE membership include free public liability insurance which covers you in the classroom or prep room, for practicals and school trips up to £5m
  • Remember that you are entitled to tax relief on membership of professional organisations like ours