Education Minnesota Aspiring Educators — EMAE

ALL licensure candidates completing field experiences or student teaching with the Education Department MUST join EMAE; students completing field experiences (i.e. ED 260, 290, etc) who are not licensure candidates are strongly recommended to join. This professional organization provides liability insurance as well as professional resources for student teachers and new teachers. This is an annual fee, to be renewed each academic year. Dues are $30 ($15 for NEA, $10 for Education Minnesota, and $5 for the local St. Olaf College chapter).

The online student applications are available at  Click on student members, then click on join online and apply online.  Credit or debit card from Discover, MasterCard, or Visa are needed.  Select the correct year of coverage and print a copy of the completed application.

Please print off the confirmation page after completing the registration. Save that document to be used in your first year of teaching. If your first job is in a school district where the local union is affiliated with NEA, you are eligible for a $20 per year refund up to $80 for each year you were a student member!

For more information, contact the 2019-2020 EMAE officers:


  • Co-Presidents: Kelsey Halverson / Paige Marshall
  • Secretary: Estrella Alanis
  • Treasurer: Erik Lepisto
  • Publicity Manager: Julia Maras


  • Fine Arts: Lily Askegaard (Fall); Nahal Afshar Javan (Spring)
  • Humanities: Nathan Tichy
  • Languages: Sarah Dehkes
  • STEM: Bethany Tritz (Fall); Emilia Galchutt (Interim/Spring)

Scholarship Opportunities!!

Consider applying for the Audrey Erskine Application. This scholarship is awarded to education students currently in their junior or senior year of college. Any Education Minnesota student may apply for this scholarship. For an application form, please contact the Mid-Minnesota United office at 320-253-2510 or Clara Waddell.

The United Educators Credit Union scholarship application is generally due the first Friday in February. This scholarship is open to Education Minnesota student members and other education students entering their junior or senior year. Once the application is posted, a link will be listed here.