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Department of Teacher Education

Student Organizations

Become a Leader, Get Involved!

Many of your learning experiences happen outside the classroom through involvement in student government, clubs and volunteer experiences. In the Department of Teacher Education, we value these experiences and therefore offer many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to become involved in various student organizations. These experiences not only add to your learning here at MSU but can also add professional development for your teaching career.

Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society of, about, and for educators. Invitation to membership is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession. Undergraduate, Post Baccalaureate, and Graduate students with cumulative grade point averages of 3.5, 3.75 and 3.85 respectively, are invited to join. Monthly speakers and chapter service projects foster professional development among members.


The Student Michigan Education Association (SMEA) is a pre-professional organization that provides community service and professional development opportunities to Education students. SMEA is the student chapter of the Michigan Education Association (MEA) and the National Education Association (NEA). If you would like to gain more knowledge of the education field, and have more experience working with children, SMEA is the organization for you! Contact or visit the website for more information.


Are you interested in working with kids? Friendshop is an after-school enrichment program at local elementary schools run entirely by MSU students. Contact:

Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed gives students the opportunity to volunteer as tutors for local children who are struggling with reading and writing. As part of the MSU Student Literacy Corps, the program serves elementary school students in East Lansing and Lansing before and after school, plus an evening option for K-12 students from other school districts. For more information, contact Pat Williams at (517) 420-1849 or (517) 485-4949. MSU students must go to 347 Erickson Hall to sign up and attend a training session before they can begin tutoring.

Student Council For Exceptional Children

The Student Council For Exceptional Children is a student chapter of the National Council for Exceptional Children. The group promotes awareness of exceptional children through discussion and service.


Tomorrow's Educators for the Advancement of Multiculturalism is an organization for those interested in teaching to promote diversity, both within and outside the classroom, through academic and civic engagement. Contact: