The AUM College of Education recognizes that the development of a competent, committed, and reflective educator means the development of a Professional Educator.

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Clubs and Organizations

 

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The founders chose the name from the Greek words to represent knowledge, duty, and power. This international organization is made up of 600 chapters and more than 40,000 members. The AUM chapter, Pi Pi, initiates new members in the Spring semester each year.  Students in Professional Education are invited to become members based on their GPA and faculty recommendations.

Kappa Delta Pi Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible for membership in the Auburn University at Montgomery chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the following minimum requirements must be met. Graduate students must have a Grade Point Average of 3.75 and have completed 12 semester hours at the graduate level. Undergraduate Students must have a Grade Point Average of 3.5 and have completed 65 semester hours.


Faculty Advisor

Dr. Nick Bourke
Assistant Professor
Early Childhood, Elementary & Reading Education
Education Building 321
334-244-3263
nbourke@aum.edu


Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. Auburn Montgomery's Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honors Society chapter is Alpha Upsilon Mu.

Faculty Advisors
Dr. Paul F. Hard
Associate Professor
Counselor, Leadership & Special Education 
Education Building 326
334-244-3240
phard@aum.edu

Dr. Glenda P. Reynolds
Professor
Counselor, Leadership & Special Education
Education Building 305C
334-244-3891
greynold@aum.edu

Kinesiology Majors Club is comprised of all graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Kinesiology majoring in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Sport Management or Sport Leadership. Through participation in the club, students are afforded the opportunity to plan campus events to be hosted by the Kinesiology Majors Club in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity and exercise among the AUM community. Students are also exposed to networking with professionals and future professionals in their area through local and national conferences. At the conferences, students have the opportunity to develop and present on topics of interest to them in their area.

Another key focus for the Kinesiology Majors Club is volunteering in Montgomery and the tri-county area. Students work together to determine needs in the communities in an effort to get hands-on experience in their particular field of expertise or in any way deemed necessary to benefit others. Examples of volunteerism in the past include: working race events; volunteering in Physical Education classes; helping with Physical Education workshops; working with Rebuilding Together to refurbish a house in poor condition. The Kinesiology Majors Club is free and all Kinesiology students are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

Faculty Advisor
Andria Walker, M. Ed.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Wellness Center 209
334-244-3536
Aturner2@aum.edu

Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) is a local chapter of The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. Membership primarily consists of Collaborative Teacher (special education) majors but is open any AUM student concerned with improving the education of children with disabilities. SCEC members have opportunities to engage with faculty and other students in professional development and activities to increase awareness of and support opportunities for children with disabilities in the community.

Faculty Advisor 
Dr. Sara Bicard
Associate Professor
Counselor, Leadership & Special Education
Education Building 320
334-244-3401
sbicard@aum.edu

Student Chapter of the Alabama Education Association (SAEA) is a subdivision of the Alabama Education Association and offers programs and services specifically for student members.  Some of the benefits of membership include: someone to advocate on your behalf, textbook discounts through Barnes and Nobles, scholarship opportunity through active participation in SAEA, cell phone, clothing, vacation discounts, and vision choice program accessible to parents.  The Association also provides $1 million worth of liability insurance coverage anytime you are interacting with K-12 students as a requirement of your program of study. The program provides payment or reimbursement of legal costs for defending civil proceedings, civil rights violations, criminal proceedings, or posting bail bonds in certain employment related cases.  SAEA dues are $25.00 per year plus the local chapter dues of $13.00 for a total of $38.00.

Under the NEA rebate program, a student member is eligible for a $20.00 national rebate for each year of student membership, up to a maximum of $80.00/4 years, and $10.00 state rebate, up to a maximum of $40.00/4years, when he or she joins the local association in his/her first year of teaching provided they were a student member during their last year of school.

Once a student graduates or leaves their program of study, he or she is no longer eligible for student membership.  Students who are substituting can join as a substitute teacher.  You can join online via the following web site: http://www.myaea.org/

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Gilbert Duenas
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood, Elementary & Reading Education
Education Building 305D
334-244-3096
gduenas@aum.edu