Educators Rising Association

What is Educators Rising?

Educators Rising allows students in grades 7-12 to explore careers in education, which is an important step in preparing quality teachers for tomorrow’s schools. PDK International 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

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 Theresa Struemph, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at


To register your chapter, you go to, click "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 add them to your school chapter. 


Join EdRising as part of a school chapter or as an individual if your school does not have a chapter. To join, go to

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

Educators Rising Fall Conference (Hybrid)

Tues., Oct. 12, 2021 | 9:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Cost: $60 per chapter or $75 per chapter after Sept. 30
Deadline to Register: Oct. 6

If your school or district has a group of high school students considering a career in education, invite their group sponsor to register them for the Educators Rising Hybrid Fall Conference Tues., Oct. 12.  The conference is open to all current and potential members of Educators Rising in both high school and middle school.

Join the virtual conference to  

  • Hear from distinguished educators.
  • Learn about new EdRising contests.
  • Explore and get tips for successful EdRising competition entries, and more.

Registration for this virtual event is $60 per chapter or $75 after Sept. 30. Each chapter will receive one copy of three different children’s books with read-aloud tips and copies of competitions to use for activities on Oct. 12. The deadline to register is Oct. 6, to allow time for us to mail materials. 

Questions?  Contact ((573) 644-9625) or ((573) 644-9623).

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Educators Rising Scholarship

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2022

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

Eligibility: Applicants must be Missouri high-school seniors 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.

Download scholarship application

Educators Rising Competitions 2022

Detailed competition information, requirements, and scoring guides can be accessed on the national Educators Rising website, usually in August, at, under Student Resources. Students may enter up to two events. If a student is a presenter for a chapter competition, that counts as an event entry. All students entering a Missouri competition must pay 2021-2022 national dues of $10 by Oct. 31, 2021.

Each chapter bringing students to compete needs to recruit and bring a judge. Judges must be able to access materials from the internet before the event and join an online judge's training before the conference. Details at after Oct. 1. Judges can be current college students.

All students competing must also register to attend the conference by Friday, Jan. 14. The conference registration fee is TBD. All students competing must complete the online entry form by midnight, Jan. 14, form available by Nov. 15. By Tues., Jan. 25, all materials to be submitted in advance must be emailed to Those files should be labeled with the following format: LastName.FirstInitial.competition.material.2022. Example: Jarrett.A.ExplAdmin.Interview.2022.

Entrants grant Missouri National Education Association, the state coordinator of Educators Rising Missouri, the right to post photos of students for promotional purposes on websites, social media, and printed materials. Entrants may not make any requests about their competition time. Competitions will be March 8 from 5-9 p.m. and March 9 from 8 to 10 a.m.

Students cannot be a spectator in their competition at any time during the conference. Please do not enter or leave a room during presentations, only between presentations. Competitions closed to spectators are noted the table below.

Download Competition Requirements Outline

Educators Rising Missouri State Conference Spring 2022

Educators Rising Missouri State Conference

March 8-9, 2022

Missouri State University

Tuesday, March 8, 5-9:30 p.m.  Competitions

Wednesday, March 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Competitions, breakouts, campus tours, keynote speaker, awards

Find all competition details at, under high school student resources. See Missouri dates and details on EdRising Competition Outline.

Missouri offers all national competitions and contests this year EXCEPT we are not offering Impromptu Lesson Plan.          

Lodging for Tuesday night and one or more meals will be included in conference registration, which will be in the range of $45-$60 per person, depending upon the number of meals included. 

Registration will be posted in late November.