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Future Educators Association

 All CSUSM students, Alumni and interested students are invited to join this organization.

As we grow, we will add information to this page about upcoming events, meetings, and opportunities, as well as newsletters.

Affiliated with Liberal Studies and the School of Education.


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Attend 2 meetings and 1 fundraiser/event per semester to earn honor cords for graduation.

About the Future Educators Association

The Future Educators Association was created when a group of transfer students in a Liberal Studies 300 class were seeking information regarding the credential programs offered at CSUSM and the overall process of becoming a Teacher. The idea of creating a club where future educators could meet up, ask questions, and connect with faculty and advisors, evolved out of several in class discussions and by the end of the semester the foundations of the club were set and spearheaded by Makenzie Dotinga and Marissa Lamonte. Since the club's humble beginnings in Fall 2018, the Future Educators Association has grown to over 200 members and has organized several events from fundraisers to discussion panels featuring guests from the School of Education as well as Credential Advisors.

FEA Leadership for Fall 2023-Spring 2024:

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Dinorah Gonzalez is a Co-President for the FEA 2023-2024 school year. She is a senior at CSUSM, majoring in Liberal Studies ESM with an emphasis in Reading, Language, and Literature and a minor in Spanish. She loves working with kids and giving students a safe space to be themselves.  She currently works with EUSD at a local elementary school in Reading Intervention. She wants to be a teacher because remarkable teachers taught her the importance of helping people. She also wants kids to see someone that looks like them. Her focus as Co-President is to build a big community with fellow FEA members where they can all support each other. She hopes to share her love for education, and she is excited to collaborate with the other FEA leaders in planning future meetings, fundraisers, and events!  

Caylee McDonaldis a Co-President for the FEA 2023-2024 school year. She is a third-year CSUSM student with a History Single Subject Major and a minor in Visual Arts. After college, she hopes to teach social sciences in high school. Her biggest influence in pursuing a teaching career is her mother who teaches fourth grade. She continues to be inspired by her mother's love for her students and her service to the community. Caylee hopes to build connections with students throughout her career and equip them with the skills to participate in democracy. Her vision for the FEA is to expand and engage with all future teachers on campus to better serve the communities they all come from

Michelle Edgeworth is the Secretary for the FEA 2023-2024 school year. She is a Liberal Studies major in her fourth year at California State University, San Marcos. Having been influenced by numerous teachers throughout her academic career, she had always dreamed of becoming a teacher. Like the many teachers who had a significant impact on her life, she wishes to one day become a teacher who can inspire young students. She joined the Future Educators Association (FEA) in the Spring of 2021, and she is eager to advance through the club in the following years. Since the club provides so many amazing resources during the meetings, Michelle is thrilled to be a part of this fantastic team. Along with finding new friends who share the same career interests.



Brenda Cortes is the Communications Chair for the FEA 2023-2024 school year. She is going into her senior year as a Liberal Studies Major with a focus on Human Development and will be graduating in the Fall of 2023. She currently works as an Instructional Aide for an elementary school in Temecula. She never thought that she would develop such a deep devotion to teaching until her freshman year of college when she found a passion for helping others, and she decided to go all in by pursuing a teaching career. As an ELL student, her early school years were often a challenge, but her teachers maintained a safe and positive environment. She wants to impact and inspire students as a way to give back to her community. As a Latinx female, she wants to use her resources, knowledge, and skills to help out every individual in need.

Brenda Nieto
is the Event Coordinator for the FEA 2023-2024 school year. She is a senior Sociology student at California State University, San Marcos. When deciding what university to attend and what career to pursue, she was encouraged by her high school Drama/English teacher to look into CSUSM’s English teaching credential, which she had just completed herself. Brenda recognized her lifelong desire to teach and help students foster a love of reading, writing, and overall learning. She is excited to be Event Coordinator for the Future Educators Association in Fall 2023 and dedicate her final semester at CSUSM to an important club.

Spring 2024 Meetings & Events 

FEA meetings are held on Tuesdays during U-hour in University Hall 444. The event schedule for Spring 2024 is below. Use this Zoom Meeting Link to attend hybrid meetings virtually (hybrid meetings noted below).

Date Event Location
February 1st Student Organization Fair University Student Union 
February 6th Welcome Back Meeting University Hall 444 
February 8th Tote Bag Fundraiser 1 University Student Union 
February 13th Valentine's Party University Hall 444 
February 20th Resumé Workshop 1 Markstein 104 
February 22nd  Tote Bag Fundraiser 2 University Student Union 
February 27th Resumé Workshop 2 Markstein 104 
March 5th Credential Interview Questions University Hall 444 and online (hybrid) 
March 7th Tote Bag Fundraiser 3 TBD
April 2nd Tote Bag Fundraiser 4 University Student Union 
April 9th Subsitute Teacher Information University Hall 444 and online (hybrid)
April 19th Bonfire TBD
April 23rd Coming Attractions SOE University Hall 444 and online (hybrid) 
April 30th Grad Cap Decoration University Hall 444 
May 7th Last Lunch TBD