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The College of Education Student Council plays a major role in representing the college by reaching out to other colleges at Auburn University and the community. The organization consists of hard-working education students who wish to serve their fellow students and is open to all education majors. Members have the opportunity to participate in several activities, including service projects and the Auburn University War on Hunger campaign.
The College of Education Student Ambassadors was established in 2002. This select group of students serves the college by assisting with the on- and off-campus promotion of the college and its programs. They also assist in hosting special events, welcoming dignitaries to campus and recruiting students. Members have the opportunity to develop and refine their leadership, public speaking and interpersonal skills as well. Applications are available each spring semester.
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is the collegiate division of the national professional organization for music educators. The purpose of the organization is to provide professional development for future music educators. Any music education major may join.
The Auburn Mathematics Education Society offers professional development to students interested in math education and providing services to the local mathematics community.
AuburnVoices coordinates student organizations within the College of Education to focus efforts on advocacy and outreach. In addition to promoting student leadership and advocacy, the group develops cooperative relationships with at-risk schools and community programs in nearby communities and prepares future educators and professionals to work with students from diverse backgrounds. AuburnVoices provides a framework to help student organizations, student leaders and faculty advisors become involved in advocacy projects and programs.
Best Buddies is an international organization that promotes one-to-one friendship opportunities for college students and people with mild to moderate IDD (Intellectual and Development Disabilities). It was founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver and has grown from one college campus to a vibrant organization that has the potential to assist more than 700,000 people in 46 countries over the course of the year. Auburn's chapter is one of the largest in the country with more than 150 active members and 68 college buddy pairs. Best Buddies of Auburn has been recognized by the national office for the quality of its program.
The Auburn chapter of Collegiate FFA follows the principles of the national FFA organization in striving to create interest in agriculture and agricultural education. Collegiate FFA is composed of students in both the College of Education and College of Agriculture, and sponsors a variety of recreational and educational activities for students. The club also participates in service-oriented projects with high school students throughout the state, such as steer shows and agribusiness endeavors.
Iota Delta Sigma is the Auburn chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international counseling honorary society. CSI recognizes excellence in academics, scholarship, professional service and advocacy. Student members must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrate qualification related to professional service. The AU chapter was recognized with the 2004 CSI Outstanding Chapter Award and 2005 Outstanding Newsletter Award.
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society that recognizes exemplary scholarship in the area of education. Undergraduate students maintaining a 3.5 GPA (after admission to teacher education) and graduate students maintaining a 3.6 GPA are eligible and invited to join the university's Alpha Phi Chapter of KDP, which was chartered in 1927. KDP activities include a book fair which raises money for the Jean Dean Reading RIF Fundamental program. This important service organization provides books to Lee County Head Start preschools. Advisers: Dr. Debbie Morowski and Dr. Jada Kohlmeier
The Multicultural Educational Retention Initiative for Transformation (MERIT) is a community-building, retention and mentoring program designed to support students in Auburn University’s College of Education. MERIT works to foster an intellectual and engaged community that values and celebrates educational excellence. It envisions a learning community that goes beyond tolerance of difference to become one of inclusive excellence – one guided by the principles of equity, social justice, cultural competence and engaged citizenship found in the college’s Core Values. It is grounded in the belief that inclusivity is essential to achieving standards of excellence.
Phi Beta Lambda is designed for students pursuing careers in business or business education. Other students with a strong interest in business may find this organization useful to their career goals. The PBL mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The goals of PBL include promoting business leadership, understanding of the American business enterprise system, and exploration of the role and function of American business in international settings.
The Student Council for Exceptional Children is a service organization for special education majors, but is open to anyone who enjoys working with children. SCEC is a student organization of the Council for Exceptional Children. The organization's community service philanthropy project is "Friends for Life," a nondenominational, nonprofit group offering support and information to families of children with disabilities. SCEC meets monthly. Adviser: Dr. AmySue Reilly
Association of Counseling Psychology Students All students who are currently enrolled in the counseling psychology program at Auburn University are automatically members of ACOPS. This organization's mission is tri-fold. The organization provides students opportunities to support one another through various means such as peer mentoring and honoring students who have made significant achievements. The organization also fosters leadership skills across a broad range of governance levels within the organization and the associated national professional organizations. Third, this organization seeks to serve the Auburn University community and holds as a primary goal advocacy and outreach efforts.
Student Alabama Education Association (SAEA) is a professional organization that is open to students preparing to be educators. SAEA is a program of the National Education Association, and is affiliated with other chapters across the nation. SAEA exists to help members make a smooth transition from the campus to the profession. Adviser: Dr. Peggy Shippen
The Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Club is open to all undergraduate and graduate students seeking to become licensed PT and OT professionals. It is an academically affiliated organization and is committed to providing students with the resources necessary for success in the professions. Bi-monthly meetings provide a discussion of the application process, interviewing skills, contact with representatives from PT & OT schools and professionals currently working in the filed, as well as student interaction through social events.
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2013