Are you a Montana college student preparing to become a K-12 teacher?

Aspiring Educators is for you! Aspiring Educators is part of the Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE), a union of Montana K-12 educators, college faculty, and other public employees. We are a nonprofit grassroots organization governed by our members.

Million-dollar protection

As a member of Aspiring Educators, you're covered by our liability insurance policy every time you step into a classroom on assignment. Your membership protects you from frivolous lawsuits with a $1 million professional liability policy.

network with other educators

Aspiring Educators helps you tap into a professional network of educators and Aspiring Educators have a vote and a voice at the annual MFPE Annual Conference.

part of a family

When you join Aspiring Educators, you also join 25,000 members of MFPE, 3.2 million members of the National Education Association, and 1.2 million members of the American Federation of Teachers.


The dues you pay to join Aspiring Educators serve as credit toward membership in MFPE when you land a teaching job. Plus, during your first year of teaching and NEA membership, you'll receive a $50 rebate for each year you were a member of Aspiring Educators. You could receive more money back than you paid in dues!

teach your best

Aspiring Educators helps you become a professional teacher through workshops, conferences, publications, and web-based teaching resources for every grade level. The MFPE Educators Conference, held every fall in Montana, is the largest professional development conference for educators in the Northwest. Student members attend for just $15 when they register early!

Competitive edge

Your involvement in Aspiring Educators makes your portfolio shine. Attending conferences and holding local, state, and national leadership positions will make you stand out to prospective employers.

You can contact Kim Popham in our Helena office: [email protected].