Welcome to the Future Educators of Alaska (FEA) program website! FEA is a statewide collaborative effort to inspire and support Alaska Native K-12 students to go into the education profession.
The fostering of prospective Alaska Native teachers and administrators involves a partnership among teachers, communities, school districts, University of Alaska campuses and more. Funded by the Department of Education since 2003, FEA has worked with eighteen partner and affiliate school districts and schools to establish over 50 FEA clubs across Alaska. Most recently, our program name has changed from Future Teachers of Alaska to Future Educators of Alaska to be more encompassing to the many careers in education.
Who does FEA benefit?
Students! FEA provides Alaska Native K-12 students the opportunity to explore what a career in education might be like and to meet other students also interested in education.
Teachers! FEA offers teachers the opportunity to become an advisor and to share their joy of the profession by encouraging Native K-12 students in becoming educators.
Communities! FEA helps communities "grow their own educators" by nurturing prospective Alaska Native teachers at the local level.
Colleges! FEA supports career development for Alaska Native college students and acts as a bridge for high school students who plan to enter college.