Future Educators Association

The Future Educators Association (FEA), sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK), is a professional organization that supports students who are interested in education-related careers. Through affiliation with local chapters that are registered with the international FEA office, prospective educators have access to scholarship opportunities, as well as age appropriate materials and activities, including a national conference, that help them gain a realistic understanding of the role of the teacher. As the only national pre-collegiate program for prospective teachers, the Future Educators Association helps students develop the strong leadership traits that are found in high-quality educators.

The FEA international headquarters are located in Bloomington, Indiana, United States.


Currently, FEA's network includes active chapters in 46 states and Department of Defense schools in Germany, Italy, Guam, Japan, and Puerto Rico. A list of current chapters by state and country is available at FEA's website.

FEA also has a network of statewide programs. Many of these state-level programs stage student conferences and professional development opportunities for FEA advisors in addition to what the international program offers.


The mission of FEA is to foster the recruitment and development of prospective educators worldwide through the dissemination of innovative programming and relevant research.


By elevating the image of teaching, FEA will attract dynamic and diverse students who will become tomorrow's great educators.


"FEA — A classroom is waiting..."

History and governance

During the first half of the last century, the National Education Association initiated a Future Teachers of America program. Similar efforts were also made by various state departments of education, many local schools, and, most notably, by Jan Towslee. As president of the Association of Teacher Educators, Towslee made the development of the Future Educators of America a priority. In 1994, Phi Delta Kappa International took the lead on FEA and provided it with an international headquarters. In 2005, PDK changed the name to Future Educators Association to more accurately reflect the international nature of the organization. Currently, FEA is governed by the PDK International Board, which is composed of thirteen individuals elected by PDK's professional membership.

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