The Utah Education Association's Aspiring Educators Program (UEA-AEP) is Utah’s professional association for college students who plan to become teachers. Students at any of Utah’s post-secondary/higher education institutions who are not employed full-time in a regular teaching position by a pre-K–12 education agency or institution are eligible to join the Aspiring Educators Program. Formally known as the UEA Student Program, the name changed to Aspiring Educators Program at 2018's House of Delegates by leaders in the program.
The UEA-AEP is part of the UEA, an association of Utah teachers, counselors and other related servers. We are a nonprofit, grassroots organization. The UEA-AEP is also part of the National Education Association Aspiring Educators Program (NEA-AEP).
JOIN THE UEA-AEP
For only $25 per year (Membership is September 1 to August 31). There are two ways to join:
- Sign up online using a credit card, or
- Print a 2020-21 Membership Application, fill it out and mail it to the UEA along with your check.
Now Accepting Early Enrollment:
You can join the program early. New NEA Aspiring Educators Program Early Enrollees join between April 1 and August 31, 2020 and are considered members from the signature date on the application through August 31, 2021 after the upfront $25 dues payment for 2020-2021. Early Enrollees have access to select NEA and UEA Member Benefits programs before the regular membership year begins Sept 1, 2020.
Aspiring Educators Advisory Committee (UEA-AEAC)
The UEA Aspiring Educators Advisory Council manages the business of the Aspiring Educators Program and includes the AE Chair, Chair-elect and one council member representing each of the universities and colleges throughout the state.
Current UEA-Aspiring Advisory Committee (UEA-AEAC) members:
- Chamy Halliday, UEA-AE Chair University of Utah
- Chair-Elect, Open Position
- Hallie Caldwell, Council Member representing Western Governors University
- Deeann Evans, Council member representing Utah State University
- Desarae Page, Council Member representing University of Utah
Read committee members' profiles by clicking here
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for printable committee meetings flier.
UPCOMING AND KEY UEA ASPIRING EDUCATOR PROGRAM EVENTS
Aspiring Educators' voices are critical during the legislative session! Held each Friday during the 45-day Utah General Legislative Session, UEA Educator Day on the Hill gives educators the opportunity to meet lawmakers and share important classroom stories.
- Join fellow Aspiring Educators February 20 and 21 for Educator Day on the Hill (EDOH) and EDOH Plus. RSVP required, by clicking here before February 12. Hotel and travel reimbursement available for those that qualify.
- EDOH AE Flier (pdf)
Each year, the UEA convenes a House of Delegates to conduct Association business. Elected delegates representing the Aspiring Educators Program play an important role in shaping the future of the Association.
Similar to UEA's House of Delegates, the Representative Assembly is the primary legislative and policymaking body of the Association and derives its powers from, and is responsible to, the membership. The Representative Assembly adopts the strategic plan and budget, resolutions, the Legislative Program, and other policies of the National Education Association.
2020 UEA Elections are now closed. Congratulations to the two candidates who have been elected to represent the UEA Aspiring Educators Program at the 2020 NEA RA in Atlanta:
UEA-AE Chair University of Utah
Council member representing
Utah State University
FACULTY AND STAFF OF UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGES
The Utah Education Association (UEA), partnered with local affiliates, is excited to bring the
2017-2018 Student Program EdTalk Series for students in university and college teaching preparation programs. Check out the sampling of topics on which the UEA could engage aspiring students in education preparation programs. If you are faculty at a university or college, consider the UEA when planning out your syllabus. Please reach out to William Spiegel, UEA UniServ Specialist,
CLICK HERE TO SEE PAST ASPIRING EDUCATORS EVENTS