The Aspiring Educators program is dedicated to preparing aspiring educators to lead in the classroom and in their community. This won’t be easy. Simply put, educators do not receive the respect that they deserve for the incredible work that they do every day. MSEA is here to make sure you receive the respect you deserve for the sacrifices you make.

MSEA members at colleges and universities across Maryland are speaking up on issues that impact current teachers, aspiring educators, and students. They’re talking to friends, classmates, and their networks about the issues facing public education and pushing communities, legislators, and their schools to act.

The result is a program that is student-led and student-driven, providing aspiring educators with tools, resources, and a network that extends beyond the classroom.

Interested in joining and learning more? Let us know here!

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The MSEA Aspiring Educators Program is one of the few pre-professional organizations that follows its members into their careers.

Once you fill out the application form and pay your membership dues, you become a member of:

Each organization provides different opportunities and resources. Together, they provide a comprehensive experience for our members. If you are interested in getting more involved on your campus, let us know by filling out this quick interest form or emailing us at [email protected].

$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 a student member. Download the rebate form here.

Grants and Programs for NEA Aspiring Educator Members
Aspiring Educators (AE) organizations and campus chapters are eligible to apply for CREATE grants.  These grants of up to $2000 should strengthen the AE Program and build stronger partnerships.  Click here for grant details.

Upcoming Events for Aspiring Educators

Black Lives Matter Peace Circle
Join aspiring educators from across Maryland for a Black Lives Matter Peace Circle. We will be modeling a peace circle (a restorative justice tool) to talk about Black Lives Matter at School and the best ways to engage our students and fellow aspiring educators on this important topic.
Tuesday, September 28
7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. EST

Supporting Students in Poverty
Join aspiring educators from across Maryland to learn about poverty in schools, how we as educators can spot signs of hunger and identify strategies to best support these students.
Thursday, October 21
7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. EST

Bullying Prevention in the Classroom
Let’s work together to help end bullying in schools. Our goal is to help students feel more comfortable and safe in and out of their school. Join aspiring educators from across Maryland to learn the signs of bullying and useful intervention strategies. Training will be lead by Washington D.C. based non-profit Defend Yourself!
Thursday, November 11
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST

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