National Conference
The 2024 Educators Rising National Conference being held in Washington, D.C. on June 28- July 1. Keep checking the Educators Rising website for the latest information.

If students who are competing do not register for their competition before registering for the conference, following the steps on the Register as a Competitor page, once it is available, they may not be allowed to compete.

National Competitions
Educators Rising national competitions are performance-based competitive events in which teenage, aspiring teachers demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and leadership in education. With a blend of individual and team events, competitions are authentic, engaging opportunities for rising educators to stretch their creativity, commitment, and professionalism. 

Educators Rising National Signing Day - May 7, 2024
Are you an upcoming high school graduate that has committed to pursuing a postsecondary degree in education? We encourage you to participate in the 2024 Educators Rising National Signing Day on May 7, 2024! Teacher Leaders will print out customizable, template certificates (found on the Teacher Leader Resources) for each student. Then, students will gather and sign the certificate to celebrate their commitment to the education profession. Take pictures, share them on social media, tag @educatorsrising, and use #FutureEducator and #EdRising24.

Leadership Opportunities
We're a student organization, and Educators Rising national student officers are our leaders. One way Educators Rising helps students develop the strong leadership traits found in high-quality educators is by offering opportunities for student leadership, including the Educators Rising National Student Leaders. Among other responsibilities, these students add their youth perspectives to education conversations at the national level; serve as Educators Rising representatives at local, state, and national functions; and collaborate with constituents to ensure that Educators Rising students have a voice in our program and event development.

Student Officers
The primary responsibility of the national student officers of Educators Rising is to be ambassadors for the organization and the future of the teacher profession. Effective national officers are articulate, self-motivated, outgoing, conscientious students with a passion for Educators Rising’s mission and vision, who will promote the organization as essential to the cultivation of tomorrow’s great educators. Officers must be comfortable with public speaking and connecting with education stakeholders (students, teachers, administrators, policymakers, etc.) both virtually and in person. 

The Educators Rising Ambassador Program allows you to add leadership experience to your college applications or résumés, have your voice heard on a national level, and network virtually with other rising educators and teachers from across the country. 


Educators Rising is an initiative of PDK International. One of the many ways that PDK International supports Educators Rising and fulfills its vision of cultivating great educators for tomorrow is through the PDK Educational Foundation Scholarship Program. Every year, the PDK Educational Foundation awards more than 30 one-time and renewable scholarships awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 to paid, active-level members of Educators Rising. The application process will open on January 2, 2024, with a deadline of April 2, 2024. Connect with us on social media so you’re sure to receive updates and additional information. 

National Honor Society

The Educators Rising Honor Society is a distinction that recognizes the academic accomplishments of our student members. This honor serves to elevate the image of teaching by highlighting high-achieving students who are dedicated to a career path in education.