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Involvement in student organizations is an important part of college life. This involvement allows students the opportunity to meet peers with similar interests, develop leadership skills, and build a resume and network for employment after graduation. Listed below are Student Organizations found in or associated with the School of Education.

Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)+ -

The Association of Teacher Educators was founded in 1920 and is the only national, individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education for both school and campus-based teacher educators. For more information and details on how to become a member of ATE, call the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at 618-536-2441.  More >>

Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)+ -

ACEI is dedicated to the dual mission of promoting, 1) the rights, education and well-being of children from infancy through early adolescence, and 2) high standards of preparation and professional growth for educators. More >>

Business Education Students’ Organization (BESO)+ -

The Business Education Students’ Organization is comprised of all students currently registered as business education majors or minors. For more information on BESO, call the Department of Workforce Education and Development at 618-453-3321.

School of Education Student Leader Program+ -

The Student Leader Program (SLP) is for high achieving outgoing students in the School of Education. Selected students will serve as official representatives of the School in public relations, student recruitment and retention programs and other outreach efforts. For more information, contact Cordaro Thomas or cordarot@siu.edu

Delta Pi Epsilon+ -

Delta Pi Epsilon is a national honorary professional graduate society for men and women in business education. Please contact the Department of Workforce Education and Development at 618-453-3321.

Elementary Education Student Organization (EESO)+ -

The purpose of the SIU EESO is to provide pre-service teachers of elementary education with resources and support services. EESO's goals are to assist students in developing the skills that will enable them to become effective teachers in an elementary setting. EESO gives pre-service teachers opportunities to attend conferences, earn scholarships, and meet other students in the program. Advisor Name: Louise Stearns, booklady@siu.edu

Higher Education Student Association (HESA)+ -

HESA is the student organization for the graduate students in the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education (EAHE) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The purpose of this RSO is to enhance the professional education of the membership outside of the classroom, assistantships, and internships. Advisor: Dr. Saran Donahoo, donahoo@siu.edu

Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA)+ -

The Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) is a student-managed professional organization dedicated to the enlightenment and advancement of future, current, and retired art educators in the Southern Illinois region. IAEA provides workshops, conferences, and preparatory experiences in the professional art education community. The SIU student chapter of the IAEA promotes art advocacy, professional development, and leadership opportunities in the visual art education profession. Advisor: Sally Gradel, gradel@siu.edu

Kappa Delta Pi+ -

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in Education founded to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The SIU Chapter is sited in the Office of Teacher Education. For more information please call 618-453-2354 or contact Angel Suthard, angel.suthard@siu.eduMore >>

Omicron Tau Theta+ -

Omicron Tau Theta is an honor society for those interested in Vocational Education. For more information, call the Department of Workforce Education and Development at 618-453-3321.

Phi Beta Lambda+ -

Phi Beta Lambda, Gamma Phi Chapter – Future Business Leaders is an association of student members preparing for careers in business. For more information call the Department of Workforce Education & Development at 618-453-3321. Visit Phi Beta Lambda's website

Phi Delta Kappa+ -

Through membership in Phi Delta Kappa, you will receive services that come directly to you and will have access to other programs and services to use at your discretion. For further information, call the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at 618-536-2441.

Pi Omega Pi+ -

Pi Omega Pi is an honor society for those interested in Business Teacher Education. For more information, contact the Department of Workforce Education and Development at 618-453-1949.

Promoting Respect through Inclusiveness and Diversity Excellence (P.R.I.D.E.)+ -

Promoting Respect through Inclusiveness and Diversity Excellence (P.R.I.D.E.) is an academic registered student organization (RSO) designed to provide students who are within the School of Education an opportunity to learn about and experience views from a multicultural perspective.  P.R.I.D.E. is a unique RSO dedicated to diversity and inclusiveness issues. Advisor: Dr. Rose Moroz, rmtmoroz@siu.edu.
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Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences+ -

For more information call the Department of Workforce Education and Development at 618-453-3321.

Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)+ -

The Council for Exceptional Children is the largest professional international organization for special educators serving students with disabilities. For further information, contact the Department of Counseling, Quantitative Methods, and Special Education at 618-536-7763. More >>

Student Leadership Program, School of Education (SLP, SoE)+ -

Selected students will serve as official representatives of SIU and the School of Education in a variety of public relations, student recruitment, and retention programs, as well as other outreach efforts.
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For more information, visit: https://getinvolved.siu.edu/ or contact the Student Involvement and Leadership Development office at 618-453-5714.