AAPT.org - American Association of Physics Teachers


Welcome To AAPT!

You have chosen to become part of the only professional association devoted entirely to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.  What that means to you as a physics educator is you now have many new resources available to assist you as you lead the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students into careers that can help change the world.  You should have received an email with your AAPT.org account login information shortly after you joined.

Select your area of employment to learn more about your resources, opportunities and benefits.

High School


Undergraduate/Graduate Student

Your Journals

Journals - Nov 2009 

Your membership includes online access to The American Journal of Physics, The Physics Teacher, and Physics Today as well as the email newsletter, eNNOUNCER.  Your current email address is required for delivery of your online benefits. 

Online access is through Scitation and requires registration and a separate login from your AAPT membership.  New members receive an email from Scitation with registration information.  If you need assistance with your online journal access contact the Scitation help desk at help@scitation.org.

You have the option of receiving print copies of all three journals for an additional fee. If you have included print copies of the journals, they will arrive in your mailbox 4-6 weeks after you join.  Additional postage is required to mail journals to addresses outside of North America.

Professional Development through National Meetings

Winter Meeting 2009 Demo - Whistling Tube   

Members receive special pricing on registration and workshop fees at all AAPT national meetings.  This is a unique opportunity to take part in a variety of events that are based on physics education and the principles that AAPT represents.Brian Greene Enjoy a variety of sessions and activities including internationally known physics speakers, committee meetings, awards, workshops on various facets of physics teaching, presentations, poster sessions, and most of all, over 1,000 physics teachers. AAPT also hosts a broad range of physics equipment suppliers, resources, and booksellers in our large exhibit hall.

Leadership and Networking

All members are encouraged to participate in Committees and Advisory Boards. Further networking opportunities and forums include email discussion lists, Department Chair Conference, PTRA, New Faculty Workshops, the online membership directory, and local section activities.

Save at the Physics Store

 2014 Physics Store Catalog

Enjoy a member discount on books, videos, t-shirts, toys, gifts, and many other physics related products in The Physics Store. You will also find the High School Physics Photo Contest posters, Nobel Prize in Physics posters, and the current High School Physics Photo Contest Calendar.


Group Insurance Discounts

Members are given competitive rates on health and life insurance. Visit the American Physical Society Insurance Trust (APSIT) website for more information.

Your Membership Services Staff

AAPT has friendly, helpful staff members available to help with your problems.  Our office is open from 8 am to 5 PM East Coast Time and you can reach us by phone during those hours at 301-209-3333.  We love to respond to email at membership@aapt.org.