The Future Educators Association (FEA) was founded by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1937 as the Future Teachers of America, an organization designed to “to interest the most promising young people in teaching as a career.”

In the decades since, the organization has rebranded and moved outside of the NEA. Since 1994, FEA has been housed within the Phi Delta Kappa International family of associations.

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Education recognized FEA as a Career and Technical Student Organization.

The FEA has no association with Future Educators (