MSEA Aspiring Educators is a student-led and student-driven arm of the union that supports and prepares pre-service teachers in Maryland to be leaders in their community, schools, and profession.

Our Core Values

Our top priority is fighting for paid student teaching!

Our Chapters

Bowie State University
Community College of Baltimore County
Coppin State University
Frederick Community College
Frostburg State University
Frostburg State University – Hagerstown
Hood College
Morgan State University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Salisbury University
Towson University
University of Maryland – College Park
University of Maryland – Eastern Shore

Want to connect with a chapter directly, but don’t see a way? Email [email protected].

Ready to get Involved?

Step 1: Complete the statewide interest form to get connected on your campus.

Step 2: Pay your dues to be a full member at the chapter, state, and national level.

Step 3: Dive in and take advantage of all the opportunities!

Leadership Opportunities

Aspiring Educator (AE) Delegate to MSEA Representative Assembly (RA)

Aspiring Educator Delegate to NEA Representative Assembly (RA)

MSEA Aspiring Educator Observer Board of Director

Click here for more information.

Grants, Rebates, and Scholarships for NEA Aspiring Educator Members

NEA CREATE Grants: $2000/project
Submission deadlines: February 1, June 15, October 15

MSEA Black Lives Matter at School Grants: $1000/project

MSEA Human and Civil Rights Grants: $1000/project

$20 Dues Rebate After Graduation: During your first year of teaching and regular NEA membership, you’ll be eligible to receive a rebate of $20 for each year you were an aspiring educator member. Submit your rebate here.

Jack Kinnaman Scholarship: Five scholarships of $3,500 each funded by NEA Retired members for Aspiring Educator members.

Member Resources

Chapter Resources

Latest News

Upcoming Professional Development

Culture, Abilities, Resilience and Effort: Part 1, Culturally Responsive

In this C.A.R.E. module—Culturally Responsive—educators will explore how opportunity gaps fuel achievement gaps. Students from diverse backgrounds bring their varied cultural, racial, and socio-economic characteristics and experiences to school. Participants will explore the role that educators and the community stakeholders can play while identifying concrete strategies for increasing student engagement to create opportunities and valuable learning experiences for diverse learners.

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Culture, Abilities, Resilience and Effort: Part 2, Abilities and Resilience

Part 2 deals with the maximizing the broad range of student abilities and fostering student resilience. Participants will examine their own practice and apply new strategies for developing student abilities and resilience in their own work.

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Cultures, Abilities, Resilience and Effort: Part 3, Effort

Part 3 focuses on the role of effort in learning and how educators can use a systems-based approach to implementing a culturally competent learning environment. Participants will apply learnings from all three modules of the C.A.R.E. curriculum to create a capstone project demonstrating how they will implement what they’ve learned to create practices that are culturally competent.

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First-Year Teacher Panel and New Hire Roundtable

Listen in to hear from new Maryland teachers about their school year, what has helped them suceed, and what they wish they knew. You’ll have an opportunity during our hiring round table to talk with teachers in your area about their experience and the hiring process.

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2023 IPD Conference: Moving Forward Together in a Dynamic World

This year’s theme is Moving Forward Together in a Dynamic World. When you reflect on what you have learned as an educator in 2022, how do you reimagine professional learning? Come inspire and empower fellow educators at MSEA’s IPD Conference.

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Upcoming Advocacy Events

Aspiring Educators for Paid Internships Listening Session

Join Aspiring Educators from across Maryland as we talk the world as it is, the world as it should be, and what we can do about it!

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Aspiring Educators for Paid Practicums Lobby Night

Lobbying our legislators is a crucial step to expanding the Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship which will help any pre-service teacher in Maryland go to school for free!

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