School of Education: Honor Society & Clubs
Kappa Delta Phi - Chapter Tau Gamma (Education Honor Society)
Kappa Delta Pi is an international professional organization of teachers in training, teachers, school administrators and teacher educators. Its philosophy is based on service and performance in the field of education. There are more than 63,000 members throughout the United States, Canada, England and Australia. The primary purpose of Kappa Delta Pi is to promote excellence in, and recognize outstanding contributions to, education. It endeavors to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship among its members, encourages professional growth, and honors achievement in educational work through scholarships and special awards. Students invited to join exhibit commendable personal qualities, worthy educational ideals and sound scholarship. Membership is a lifelong commitment, since it is one of the few professional organizations in which membership begins with teachers in training and continues through their career and into retirement.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (... More Details)
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a national organization with the primary purpose of advancing the education of exceptional children, both disabled and gifted. Currently, there are more than 55,000 members in the United States. To enable the organization to fulfill its primary purpose, CEC cooperates with public, private, local, state, provincial and international organizations which are concerned with the education of exceptional individuals. CEC members include school administrators, supervisors, parents, teachers, school support professionals, and candidates in teacher education programs. Within the Council, there are seventeen divisions which are designed to focus on a special concern or population; i.e., visually handicapped, learning disabled, and career development. CEC works closely with the U.S. Congress concerning the initiation and maintenance of federal legislation, and with accreditation bodies for the preparation of teachers. CEC is the only organization that is committed to "all" disabled, handicapped and gifted children and youth.