LICSS membership is open to social studies professionals at the elementary, middle, high school, college, and university levels in public and nonpublic schools and other educational institutions who live or work in Nassau and Suffolk counties. In order to join LICSS: Complete the membership form you may access below and return with your check to: Long Island Council for the Social Studies

P.O. Box 112
Medford, NY 11763

At the current time, LICSS does not accept school purchase orders. Membership Dues are $35.00 for all new members and returnees, and $20.00 for retirees and students. Membership Year is October 1, 2019- September 30, 2020.  Indicate on your membership form if you would like to join a new LICSS email list to get the latest information, website updates, and important announcements delivered directly to your mailbox!


A Social Studies Advocate:

The Long Island Council for the Social Studies is the voice of social studies on Long Island. As one of the largest and strongest social studies organizations in the United States, LICSS also speaks for its members at the State and even the national level.

When you join LICSS, you add your voice to that of our 1300 members. Through its newsletter, position papers, and active in person participation in social studies education on Long Island, in New York, and on the national scene, LICSS advocates for the classroom social studies teacher.

Workshops and Seminars:

In addition to the Annual Conference, members attend other LICSS programs at member rates. 

These include:

          -Workshops focused on particular grade levels and content for which Professional Development hours are documented.

         - Seminars for Supervisors

LICSS Web Site:

The LICSS web site provides another means of keeping member up to date on actions and programs, and quickly gets registration forms into members hands. It also offers a single, direct means of activating links to social studies information and resources at all grade levels and in all social studies content areas.

The Latest Information:

Not only does LICSS advocate for social studies, it keeps you informed on local, State Education Department, and even national activities that affect the social studies.

Annual Conference:

The LICSS Annual Conference is one of the largest social studies conferences in the United States. In one day, participants are offered as many as fifty workshops, and have the opportunity to attend a Materials Exhibit of over fifty tables.

LICSS Publications:

LICSS members receive five issues of our newsletter, The Advocate to keep you up to date on actions, teaching strategies and resources, workshops, and other activities in support of social studies. Members also receive The Long Island Hurricane. The only local social studies council journal, it contains both scholarly articles and classroom strategies.


LICSS membership entitles teachers to be nominated for LICSS awards.