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Student Organizations

In order to best prepare students for their future careers, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers several education student organizations to provide additional transformative learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom setting. For more information about an organization, please contact the faculty adviser.

Future Educators Living Learning Community

First-year students pursuing a career in education will find that the Future Educators Living Learning Community is an important connection to faculty and peers who are passionate about shaping the minds of the future. This community helps its members prepare for a career in education. Students in this community live on campus with other education majors, network with upper-division students through the Prospective Teacher Connection, and enroll in a section of UNIV 1012: Success Central specifically for education majors. To apply, contact Housing at housing.uco.edu.


Central Association for Responsive Educators (CARE)

The Central Association for Responsive Educators (CARE) promotes the development of professional identity for early childhood, elementary, and other teacher candidates, with specific attention to their future roles in working with children from pre-k through 8th grade and their families. CARE focuses on four areas: service, advocacy, professional development and networking.

Faculty Advisers: Jill Davis and Shannon Montgomery


Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is an international honor society for education majors. Our chapter offers numerous opportunities for members to become involved in a variety of service, leadership, and professional development activities. Membership in our chapter of KDP (Gamma Omega #96) is by invitation only and includes qualified students in the top 10% of education programs. The GPA requirement for undergraduates is 3.25 (with 24 credit hours completed) and 3.5 for graduate students (with 6 credit hours completed). Members must attend initiation and pay local and national dues. Initiation ceremonies are held in fall and spring semesters.

Faculty Adviser: Lisa Lohmann