For students to truly explore teaching as a potential career path, we must create meaningful learning opportunities within the school day. Educators Rising now offers a solution for schools or districts interested in implementing new education-focused courses or pathways or refreshing existing ones: the EdRising Academy curriculum.
Created with support from the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the EdRising Academy curriculum emphasizes fundamental teaching practices that are critical for high school students to develop as they take their first steps on the path to becoming accomplished professionals. The curriculum showcases teaching as a complex and rewarding profession and inspires students to pursue it as a career.
The EdRising Academy curriculum is customizable and can function as a one-year or two-year program; it can support a series of electives or a career and technical education (CTE) program of study.
*Fee required to access the EdRising Academy curriculum.
Personalize and Customize
With this flexible curriculum, you decide what topics to cover. And it’s all digital — so you can access resources from any device at any time in the EdRising Virtual Campus.
Aligned to the Profession
The EdRising Academy curriculum is rooted in the Educators Rising Standards, which draw upon numerous existing standards and taxonomies to back-map the path to accomplished teaching.
By Teachers, For Teachers
The authors of the EdRising Academy curriculum are active practitioners from across the country — ranging from K-12 teachers to professors of education.
Detailed, engaging lesson plans that include a host of interactive resources and activities
Resources for Clinical Experiences
Explicit guidance on establishing rigorous and meaningful hands-on opportunities for students to practice their emerging teaching skills
Training and Support
Comprehensive professional development and ongoing support for teachers
Real EdRising Academy Users
Kentucky, Alaska, and New Mexico are currently leading statewide pilot initiatives.
"I’ve been so impressed with the breadth and depth of the EdRising Academy curriculum. It’s a great start for anyone interested in becoming a professional educator! I love how powerful and interesting the lessons are for both the students and myself."
— Melissa M. Insko, Ed.S., Teacher, Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology (Kentucky)
"The EdRising Academy curriculum is a dynamic resource for our teachers. The variety of resources and depth of the curriculum provide the flexibility to meet Alaska's diverse needs."
— Missy Fraze, Educational Technology Specialist, Anchorage School District (Alaska)
"The EdRising Academy curriculum is outstanding! The 1-, 3-, and 5-period lesson plan format is perfect for any class setting. Connecting with other teachers who share my same passion for inspiring future educators is an added bonus!"
— Francesca Martinez, Teacher, Manzano High School (New Mexico)
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