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Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society of Education

Established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching as well as to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership and service, the name is derived from Greek words representing “knowledge, duty, and power.“ Pioneering since its inception with the inclusion of both women and men, Kappa Delta Pi is internationally comprised of 582 chapters and more than 45,000 members. Benefits for members include job search assistance, opportunities for leadership, professional development and access to teacher resources.  

Applications are due no later than Friday, March 1, 2024.

To learn more about Kappa Delta Pi, contact APSU's faculty advisers:

Dr. Charmaine Lowe
Claxton 221

Dr. Tara Hill
Claxton 313

Access the organization's national website here: www.kdp.org/home.

How do I join?

  • Undergraduate students must have:
    • 3.0 GPA
    • Completed at least 30 credit hours
    • 12 credit hours in professional education courses (programmed, in process, or completed)
  • Graduate students must have:
    • 3.25 GPA
    • Completed at least 6 credit hours
    • 12 credit hours in professional education courses (programmed, in process, or completed)
  • There is a one-time initiation fee of $95.00.
  • Directions for fee submission will be provided upon successful submission the application and acceptance into KDP.
    • For Email Application Submission
    • For In-Person Application Submission
      • Drop off Locations:
        • Dr. Lowe's Office (Claxton 221)
        • College of Education Department Suite (Claxton 304)

APSU Student Tennessee Education Association 

STEA is Tennessee’s only professional association for pre-service teachers. The TEA and its student program help lead members to a brighter professional future. The student program exists to help you make a smooth transition from the campus to the classroom – to help give you the edge as a teacher in those very important first years.

STEA is an affiliate of the 60,000 member National Education Association Student Program (NEA-SP), the nation’s largest and most influential student organization. STEA is part of the 50,000 member TEA, and the 3.2 million member NEA. These groups are considered the voice of education in America. STEA membership is $35 per year, and it provides a host of benefits, including liability insurance for student teachers, discounts, scholarship opportunities and professional learning.

STEA strives to maintain the core values of teacher quality, community outreach and political action.

Pay Dues

Access the organization's state website here: tnea.org/student-tea.

Please check out the STEA bulletin board on the first floor of Claxton for upcoming meeting/event dates and times, follow STEA on PeayLink or on social media.


To learn more about STEA, contact APSU's faculty adviser:

Dr. Joanne Philhower
Claxton 101B

Organization Leaders
President: Trinity Hall
Vice President: Scarlett Canada
Secretary: Megan Schneck
Treasurer: Alexis Craig
Historian: Grace Buckner