The Future Teachers of Alabama (FTA) is a pre-professional organization influencing the future of the education profession on the high school level. The organization consists of tomorrow’s teachers concerned about the profession today. Started in 2000 by the Alabama Education Association as a means of attracting the best and the brightest students into the field of education, FTA works to prepare future educators for the profession. Members of the FTA receive a copy of the Alabama School Journal and have access to various resources provided by the Alabama Education Association and the National Education Association. Members also have an opportunity to participate in a statewide conference sponsored by the Alabama Education Association. FTA members have opportunities to participate in activities designed to provide them with hands-on experience in the profession. Students prepare and teach lesson plans, develop portfolios, create bulletin boards, and participate in observations and internships that allow them to determine whether or not teaching is a viable career choice.