Hello! My name is Marlene Estrada and I’m a senior here at CSUSM with a major in Liberal Studies with a focus in Spanish. I‘ve always wanted to be a teacher since a child but my high school math teacher really solidified the idea; I was his student in 10th and 12th grade and I loved his class. He was very caring towards his students and his love for teaching was visible to everyone. I hope to be a teacher that can inspire young students just like he inspired me. One thing I love about FEA is all the resources that are given to us during the meetings as well as meeting new peers who are going into the same career path.
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 Advisors.
- Co-President - Pricilla Lucio
- Co-President - David Magallanes
- Treasurer - Caylee Garza
Pricilla Lucio is a senior at CSUSM, she is majoring in Liberal Studies ESM with an emphasis in Reading, Language and Literature. Pricilla has a passion for working with kids and creating a welcoming environment for all! She currently homeschools elementary school students and works at Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos as a Youth Development Professional where she is able to work alongside amazing teachers and administrators. Pricilla is devoted to becoming a teacher who is able to make a difference in children’s lives, share her love of learning and build an exclusive community where students can look forward to everyday. As co-president of FEA Pricilla hopes to share her passion for education and is excited to collaborate with Caylee and David for future meetings, fundraisers, and events!
David Magallanes is a senior at California State University San Marcos. His major is Social Science with his primary field of study being History and his two secondary fields of study being Sociology and Ethnic Studies. After attending the Encuentros Teacher Academy in 2019, David felt inspired and motivated to become an educator. His goal is to not only inspire but also leave a dent in students’ lives, especially among Latinx students. He is thrilled about becoming Co-President of Future Educators Association (FEA) because he will have the honor to work alongside other cougars and learn more about becoming a teacher. David invites all future educators and CSUSM students to attend FEA’s meetings and events to learn, grow and meet community members. Let us nurture our art and evoke our creative expression and knowledge.
Cayle Garza is a second year student at CSUSM who is majoring in History for Single Subject Teaching and minoring in Visual Arts. Caylee decided in high school that she wanted to pursue a career in teaching History. She joined the Future Educators Association FEA in Fall 2021 and she is excited to see growth in the program over the next year. Caylee is excited to serve as the Secretary of the club and she is ready to commit to this role.
Meetings occur on Tuesdays from 12 - 1 PM on Zoom. For meeting access, join the FEA.
To earn Honor Cords-
- Those graduating in Fall 2022: attend 3 meetings and 1 fundraiser/event
- Those graduating in Spring 2023: attend 2 meetings and 1 fundraiser/event per semester