History

TSTA-AE...A Part of the NEA Aspiring Educators Program

The National Education Association Aspiring Educators Program (NEA-AE) is the professional association for college and university students preparing to teach. Although it is a national organization of state student education associations, the basic unit is the college or university chapter.

The NEA Aspiring Educators Program is an integral part of the National Education Association, just as local chapters and state associations are integral parts of the NEA Aspiring Educators Program.


How It Began

The Texas Student Education Association began in March 1957, during a Texas Association of Future Teachers of America student convention in Austin. In 2002, TSEA changed its name to TSTA-Student Program.  In 2018, TSTA-Student Program changed its name to TSTA-Aspiring Educators in order to be aligned with the NEA structure.

The future is bright not only in numbers, but in fulfilling the purpose of the organization to provide college students who will be our future teachers opportunities for developing personal growth and professional competence.