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ULM hosts first Educators Rising Campus Visit Day

Dr. Amy Weems, Assistant Professor, School of Education, College of Arts, Education and Science at the University Louisiana Monroe is hosting the first ULM Educators Rising Campus Visit Day on Thursday, March 17.

Just over three years since the University of Louisiana Monroe launched this program in two local high schools, more than 75 future educators and guests are expected at this event.

During the event, students will be able to showcase their Educators Rising projects on what it means to be an educator. There will also be a discussions panel and a conference that will announce Regions Bank’s donation of $100,000 in scholarships over five years.

Dr. Amy Weems says, "We are really excited to showcase these high school students and the work that they are doing. One of the competitions that is part of Educators Rising State Conference is called Rising Moment, where students present their speeches about what it means to be an educator and they are so powerful."

Dr. Weems and others at the ULM School of Education developed the curriculum and guidelines to create the ULM Pre-Educator pathway.

Through this event, future educators will be introduced to college life in the School of Education.

The University Louisiana Monroe’s School of Education introduced Educators Rising as a pilot program in the fall of 2019, partnering with Monroe City Schools to bring the program to Neville and Wossman high schools.

Educators Rising is an initiative to work with high school students interested in becoming educators by providing training and instruction while still in high school, and then majoring in education in college.

In 2020, the Louisiana State Workforce Commission Workforce Investment Council adopted the ULM Pre-Educator Pathway.

High School students are now allowed to take courses at their high school to help prepare them for careers in education.

For more information on this event, please contact Dr. Amy Weems at