FEA California Partnership

Future Educators Association of California

The Future Educators Association (FEA) is an extracurricular program designed to provide middle school students, high school students, as well as college students with the opportunity to explore careers in education. Many of today’s adults recall having a Future Teachers of America (FTA) club in their schools when they were students. FEA California is a refreshed and updated version of the same idea.

FEA chapters sponsor activities at the local level to allow their members to gain experience in working with students (such as serving as teacher aides or tutoring younger students) and to see teaching “from the other side of the desk” by shadowing teachers or helping them on teacher work days. They also work to promote positive attitudes toward school and teachers within their building by conducting various teacher appreciation projects. Community Service is also a favorite FEA goal. Many chapters host canned food drives, coat drives, or book drives for those in need in their communities. But these ideas are only the beginning; FEA chapters are encouraged to develop their local chapters to meet the desires and goals of their local members.

FEA members have the opportunity to attend state and national conferences where they participate in professional learning opportunities and competitive events designed to enhance skills that will be valuable in their chosen profession of education.

To learn more the Future Educators Association of California and how to start up a Chapter at your school, visit http://www.futureeducatorsca.org.