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

Educators Rising Fall 2022 Conference Schedule

Wed., Oct. 19 - University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg ($10 per person) Register Now

Mon., Oct. 24 - Saint Louis University, Saint Louis ($15 per person) Register Now

Tues., Oct. 25 - Missouri State University, Springfield ($10 per person) Register Now

The expected schedule for each date above is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Each of these fall conferences will have a similar agenda, with a keynote, learning about EdRising competitions, skill-building, a campus tour, and the opportunity for round table discussions with professionals holding jobs in different fields of education. The topics of breakouts and the keynotes will vary by location.

The registration deadline for each conference is two weeks before the conference. 

Questions?  Contact  at (573) 644-9623.

Educators Rising Missouri State Conference and Competitions 2023

This one-day, drive-in conference will be held at Westminster College, Fulton, MO on Wed., March 15, 2023. 

The agenda will include state competitions, a keynote, a college life panel, a few presentations, and an optional campus tour. 

The deadline for registration and competition entry is Jan. 24, 2023. More details to come in September 2023.

Educators Rising Scholarship

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2023

or if mailed, postmarked by Jan. 24. 

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

Introduction to Educators Rising (previously recorded)

This session is for educators and districts creating or expanding a Grow Your Own Educators program. Explore the menu of Educators Rising resources for teacher leaders and students. 

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Inside Our Schools Competition Explaination Video

This two-minute video explains the Inside Our Schools competition, referenced in the Introduction to Educators Rising previously recorded session. Watch Now >

EdRising Intro Video
Recorded May 10, 2022. 52-minute recording