MSEA Aspiring Educators Program

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.

Our Core Values

  • Professional Development—providing opportunities for training, networking, and mentorship
  • Community Engagement—serving students and community members in need
  • Issue Advocacy—advocating for solutions to problems that impact public education

Click here to learn about chapter locations and what they do!

Join Us

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

Click here to join! 

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

  • Your campus chapter
  • MSEA Aspiring Educators Statewide Program
  • Maryland State Education Association
  • National Education Association

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, become a member and contact us at aspiringeducators@mseanea.org for more information or to answer any questions you may have.

$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.

General Resources

  1. Membership Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Liability Insurance Information
  3. NEA Aspiring Educator Member Benefits

Chapter Resources

  1. Member Recruitment Flyer
  2. Interest Cards
  3. MSEA AE Statewide Event Calendar
  4. Aspiring Educator Program Handbook for Local Leaders
  5. NEA Member Benefits Flyer
  6. Class Announcements Guide
  7. On-Campus Tabling Guide

Grants and Programs for NEA Aspiring Educator Members

More information to come.