Kappa Delta Pi
The Nu Kappa Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society in education, was established at the University in 1975. Membership is approved by the officers of the chapter. Qualifications include high academic standing (at least 3.0 GPA), professional attitude that would enable one to grow in the field of education, and the moral character and integrity to serve as models to emulate.
Nu Kappa Chapter, Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education Initiated New Members on April 17, 2012
(Back row: Ana Rodriguez, Megan Kanatzar, Monica Gallagher, Katherine McFall, Karen
Kirtley, Ann Murphy, Kurtis Baker, Kate O'Brien, Clare Daly, Ann Schuler, Elise Dinehart
Front row: Allison Guse, Tran Vo, Lucy Hellerman, Susan Gigante, Rachel Bastian)
The Education Club was founded in the fall of 2009 to promote the teaching profession, to foster the love of learning, and to create a community of students that has the same professional interests. The club welcomes all students, especially freshmen and sophomores, who might be interested in teaching. Upperclassmen share information about the classes they have taken and their experiences in various practica. Club members have the opportunity to become involved as participants in volunteer activities such as the Saturday Scholars Program at the Irving Public Library, a tutoring program for children in grades 1-8.
Association of Texas Professional Educators (A.T.P.E.)
University students working toward certification in Education or students interested in participating in a professional education association may join ATPE. An active role in a professional association highlights one's interest in the teaching field. Membership in ATPE encourages an informed sense of responsibility to the profession, and offers students the opportunity to meet and work with educators. Membership is required during the directed teaching year.