Educators Rising

formerly Future Educators Association 

Educators Rising Missouri NEA Scholarship

Application deadline: Feb. 28, 2018

This scholarship is established to encourage and support high school students wishing to become teachers. This is a $500 scholarship.  

Eligibility: Applicants must be a Missouri high school senior planning to attend a college with an education or pre-education program to pursue a career in teaching, and a member of the Educator Rising Association. Applicants must be in the top 20 percent of their class, and if 18, be a registered voter.

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Educators Rising Missouri Conference


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 
(10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

University of Missouri 
Columbia, MO

Registration deadline is Feb. 28.  Cost is $25 per person (student or advisor).  

To find out more about Educators Rising-Missouri, download the information packet and share with your school leaders to start your chapter. If you have questions about the conference or starting an Educators Rising chapter, contact Ann Jarrett at 573-644-9625800-392-0236 ext. 625, or by email at

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2018 Educators Rising Missouri Competition Information

Educators Rising state and national competitions are performance-based competitive events in which teenage, aspiring teachers demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and leadership in education. With a blend of individual and team events, competitions are authentic, engaging opportunities for rising educators to stretch their creativity, commitment, and professionalism.

For Missouri state competitions, students may enter up to a two events. Students participating in a chapter competition presentation can enter one other event. The top five state winners in the competitions below qualify to enter the national competition.

No more than two students per chapter can enter the same individual competition. Each chapter can have only one entry for each chapter competition.  All chapter events must have at least two students (and no more than four) participate in presenting the entry during the competition.

All Missouri competitions will follow the same directions and scoring rubrics as the national Educators Rising 2018 competitions. Find all directions and rubrics at, sign in to the virtual campus, then find Competitions under "Get Active."

Educators Rising Missouri offers sixteen competitions in 2018. Intent to compete must be received by midnight, January 29.  For details, see the 2018 EdRising MO Competition list.  All competition materials must be submitted by March 21. The top five state winners in each competition are eligible, but not required, to compete in the Educators Rising National Conference in June.  Any student who intends to apply for the Educators Rising Missouri $500 scholarship needs to enter a competition, as this enhances their scholarship application.

What is Educators Rising?

Educators Rising allows students in grades 7-12 to explore careers in education, an important step in preparing quality teachers for tomorrow’s schools. Phi Delta Kappa is the national sponsor of EdRising, and Missouri NEA is the state coordinator. To find out more about Educators Rising-Missouri, download the information packet

Individual students now join EdRising as part of a school chapter or as individuals in schools without a chapter. To join, go to
. To register your chapter, you go to, click on Join the Network, select Teacher/Administrator, then choose either "Start a New Program" OR "Affiliate Existing Program". Enter your information. Now you are set up for your students to join. Each student registers themselves on the site, including their school, which will put them into your chapter. 

EdRising is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a career and technical student organization.  Schools that offer a state-approved career and technical education program of study can receive funds through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006.  For more information on establishing education and training career cluster courses you should contact Leone Herring, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at leone.herring    

If you have questions about the EdRising Training or becoming a EdRising advisor, contact Ann Jarrett at 800-392-0236 or by email at

Here is a 3-minute video tour of the EdRising Virtual Campus. Please watch it and share with your students: 

eatured Speaker: Linda Glasgow, 2016 Missouri Teacher of the Year

Glasgow is a third-grade teacher at John Nowlin Elementary School in Blue Springs.  Now in her 30th year in education, Glasgow is lauded by her peers for the ability to get the most out of students while sharing her knowledge with teachers and parents.


 “Linda Glasgow has a unique thirst for learning and positively impacts students each and every year,” said Blue Springs Superintendent Dr. Jim Finley. “She is a leader, mentor and collaborator, and she inspires those around her through her example. “

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