About the Future Educators Association®
The Future Educators Association (FEA) is a national student organization dedicated to supporting young people interested in education-related careers. We are a national community of more than 10,000 student and mentor participants in school-based, grow-your-own-teacher programs. Since over 60% of teachers teach within 20 miles of where they went to high school, every community has an interest in proactively recruiting and supporting their next generation of local educators.
This is an exciting time to join the Future Educators Association. In August 2015, we will be evolving to offer significantly expanded support for students and teacher leaders and a new brand — Educators Rising. Joining FEA today means that you'll get all the Educators Rising updates and toolkits so that you're ready to evolve along with us.
FEA, soon to be Educators Rising, is part of the Phi Delta Kappa International family of associations, which includes:
- Pi Lambda Theta, a collegiate honor society for aspiring educators
- PDK International, a professional association for educators with over 100 years of history, and publisher of the renowned Kappan magazine
FEA is a federally recognized Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO). As the cocurricular component of state-recognized Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study, FEA enhances the classroom experience for students enrolled in Education and Training career cluster programs. (Learn more about CTE and FEA programs of study.) Educators Rising will also be a CTSO organization.
“The evolution of FEA to Educators Rising is exciting because I see how it can reach so many more students like me, who might not have been interested in teaching otherwise.”
— Ocey Holland, FEA National Student President, University of Louisville
“This move from FEA to Educators Rising is so much more than a name change. It is a move from the 20th to the 21st century! Educators Rising is poised to challenge future educators to hone and prove mastery of important teaching skills in a way that's never been done before with this age group.”
— Mary Ruth Ray, FEA State Director, Georgia
“Just as we have to change our teaching strategies to match the needs of students, we must evolve our organization to recruit and support a new generation of great educators.”
— Michael Shaner, FEA Advisor, Smyrna High School, Smyrna, Del.