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Department Programs and Communities

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

Visit the Kappa Delta Pi website

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.


Student Michigan Education Association (SMEA) 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:

Student Council For Exceptional Children

This group is a student chapter of the National Council for Exceptional Children. The group promotes awareness of exceptional children through discussion and service. For more information contact the faculty advisor of SCEC, Lisa Plascencia (


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


MSU Student Literacy Corps

Visit the Student Literacy Corps website

This student-run organization is an active element of the Capital Area Literacy Coalition (CALC). Drawing its members from all academic classes and departments at Michigan State University, the Student Literacy Corps assists in the coalition's operation from tutoring and office work to publicity to planning fund-raising events.