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.
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
FEA Leadership: Janet Piedra, Lina Phung & Alexis Martinez
| Janet Piedras is going to be a senior at CSUSM. She is majoring in Liberal Studies with a depth
of study in Linguistics. She is minoring in Linguistics and Education Studies. Janet
wants to become a teacher because she has enjoyed her years as a student, and wants
to be able to provide similar positive learning experiences. Her goal is to plant
seeds of inspiration, and academic motivation to her students. However, while working
with AVID students, she realized that sometimes students are the ones who inspire
teachers. Janet has been part of the Future Educators Association since its origin
in 2018, and is excited to take on the role of co-president along with Lina! She is
excited for the enriching meetings Future Educators Association will offer this year,
and being able to help students with their questions, and concerns!
|Lina Phung is going to be a Senior at Cal State San Marcos who is majoring in Liberal Sutdies-
ITEP. Her depth of study is Reading, Language and Literature. Besides being Co-President
of FEA, she is also a member of San Diego County's LiveWellYouth Team, an intern at
the Child Welfar Services, and an AVID tutor at Carmel Valley Middle School. Lina
has been a part of the Future Educators Association Leadership team since she was
a Freshman and is happy to see how well it has continued to grow over the years. She
is excited to continue her presidency with Janet and is willing to help with any questions
or needs from fellow classmates. Lina hopes that this club will continue to be an
exciting and supportive community for future educators so that everyone is well prepared
and excited to go into the real world of teaching.
|Alexis Martinez is going to be a Senior at CSUSM who is majoring in Liberal Studies with a depth of
study in Linguistics. She is also minoring in Linguistics and Education Studies and
is grateful for all the new advice and knowledge gained from the courses. Alexis has
known since elementary school that her future career would be to become a teacher,
and through her courses here at CSUSM, she has been grateful to learn what it means
to be an educator. She has also been a part of the Future Educators Association (FEA)
since its beginning, Fall 2018, her Freshman year, and is happy to see how much it
has developed since then. Alexis is really excited for the upcoming school year and
helping guide others who share a similar goal, to work in the field of education!
Fall 2021 Meetings
Meetings occur on Tuesdays from 12 - 1 PM on Zoom. For meeting access, join the FEA.
- October 26th - Multiple Subject Program
- November 2nd - Education Specialist Program
- November 9th - How to apply and finding people for letters of rec
- November 16th - Foster Student Awareness
To earn Honor Cords-
- Those graduating in Fall 2021: attend 3 meetings and 1 fundraiser/event
- Those graduating in Spring: attend 2 meetings and 1 fundraiser/event per semester
Join the Future Educators Association!