Who we are: Educators Rising is a national network that is transforming how America develops aspiring teachers. Starting with high school students, Educators Rising supports communities to provide passionate young people with hands-on teaching experience, sustain their interest in the profession, and help them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. The result is a pipeline of accomplished teachers who are positioned to make a lasting difference. Since its August 2015 launch, more than 30,000 students and teachers across the country have joined the network. These students are engaged in high school-based, cocurricular teaching programs where they explore the profession in deep, meaningful, and rigorous ways.
What we aim to accomplish: All students deserve highly skilled, well-prepared teachers. In order to build the teaching profession that students deserve, maximize recruitment, increase diversity, and raise the bar for quality preparation, the front end of a coherent teaching pipeline must begin in secondary education. This shared vision is rooted in high expectations for high school students to explore the craft of teaching and to embrace clinical experiences through teaching internships.
Together, we can strengthen the teaching pipeline. In every community, most of the future teaching workforce is sitting on the student side of the desks right now. In fact, over 60% of teachers work within 20 miles of where they went to high school.
Our Vision: Every teacher in America has the skills and experience to help all students achieve their potential.
Our Mission: Educators Rising cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the education profession.
What We Do: Starting with high school students, we provide passionate young people with authentic opportunities to experience teaching, sustain their interest in the education profession, and help them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators.
How We Do It: In high school, Educators Rising supports curricular programs where students explore the teaching profession and gain hands-on teaching experience. In college, Educators Rising supports campus-based student groups that promote the development of aspiring teachers. Educators Rising also helps students and teachers connect and deepen their learning through the EdRising Virtual Campus, a cutting-edge online community that offers rigorous resources to support the development of great teachers.