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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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 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: Caitlin Cantonwine & Lina Phung

FEA Presidents

Caitlin Cantonwine is going to be a senior at CSUSM. She is a liberal studies major with a depth in psychology, who plans on becoming an education specialist. She knew she wanted this career because she loves it and has been volunteering in special education classrooms for 7 years now! Some more about her is she loves anything to do with art, the beach, getting food with friends, and she currently works for an after school program as an art teacher and sports coach. Cait is excited for the upcoming school year and all the exciting things in store for Future Educators Association (FEA)!

Lina Phung is going to be a junior at Cal State San Marcos who is majoring in Liberal Studies and is in the ITEP program. Her depth of study is Reading, Language and Literature. She loves to read and write and is currently apart of the Future Educator’s book club! Lina has been a part of Future Educator Association (FEA) since she was a Freshman and is happy to see how well it has continued to grow over the years. This year she is super excited to be co-president with Cait and is willing to help with any questions or needs from her fellow students. Lina hopes that this club will continue to be an exciting and supportive community for all future educators so you all will feel extra prepared and excited to go into the real world of teaching!

Spring 2021 Meetings

Meetings occur on Tuesdays from 12 - 1 PM on Zoom. For meeting access, join the FEA.

Date Topic Date Topic
Feb 2 Application Reminder & Q&A with Credential Analysts March 30 Clothing Drive Collection Day (No Zoom Meeting)
Feb 9 LGBTQ+ Paint and Sip April 6 Arts Education
Feb 16 Financial Aid (Teacher's Salary and FAFSA) April 13 Game Competition
Feb 23 Credential Student Meet and Greet April 20

Lessons Learned Event

March 2 Interview Etiquette and Technique April 27 Presidency Interview/Election
March 9 Masters Programs May 4 Graduation Celebration
March 16 Bilingual Education May 11 Mindfulness

Honor Cords: Attend 4 meetings or 3 meetings and 1 fundraiser to earn an Honor Cord.

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