Students are encouraged to seek out and join Student and Professional organizations relating to their licensure area. At MSU Denver, we have several organizations in which students can participate.
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) - International Honor Society in Education.
Kappa Delta Pi nominees are selected based on their MSU Denver grade point average. A cumulative MSU Denver GPA of 3.5 or higher is required for nomination. Kappa Delta Pi is a valuable resource for new teachers. KDP nominees can be enrolled in any of the 11 initial licensure areas at MSU Denver (Elementary, Early Childhood, Secondary, K-12, or Special Education).
MSU Denver Contacts for Kappa Delta Pi:
Dr. Peter Vigil, (303) 556-3636, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Peg Fraser, (303) 556-4852, email@example.com
Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) - International organization for Early Childhood and Elementary educators.
Association for Childhood International (ACEI) is a global community of educators and advocates united to advocate for the education of every child in every nation to prepare them in becoming responsible and engaged citizens.
The student ACEI organization at MSU Denver is active at the local level (by sponsoring Scholastic Book fairs) as well as at the state and international levels.
Meeting dates are distributed by email to all students admitted to the Early Childhood and Elementary Licensure Programs.
Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)
The Auraria Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) is part of an international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. SCEC is a collaborative group consisting of students both present and past from Metropolitan State University and students from the University of Colorado at Denver. The national website is www.cec.sped.org and the state website is www.coloradocec.org.
MSU Denver Contact for SCEC:
Dr. Diane Carroll, (303) 556-6883, firstname.lastname@example.org
SCEC holds meetings throughout each semester. Students who are admitted to the Special Education Licensure Program will receive email about the meetings as they come up. If you are not admitted to the licensure program or would like more information about SCEC, please feel free to contact Dr. Carroll.
National Education Association (NEA)