ED ASTRA Rural Teacher Corps

ED ASTRA Rural Teacher Corps

ED ASTRA supports students, especially rural students, in completing the K-State College of Education teaching preparation program with the goal of returning to their home district or another rural area to teach. They also travel to rural high schools throughout Kansas to encourage high school students to pursue teaching as a career.


  • Prepares Future Teachers by providing professional development opportunities for undergraduate students.
  • Creates Community by hosting social events for students interested in rural issues to learn from each other.
  • Builds Relationships by presenting opportunities to undergraduate students to connect with rural teachers and adminstrators.
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Interested in joining?

Contact Ennis Rios at ennisrios@ksu.edu.

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Rural Education Center