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Student Groups

Gain experience and become involved with one of our Teacher Education student organizations on campus.

Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC)
AEYC strives to improve professional practice and working conditi​ons in early childhood education and to build public support for high quality early childhood programs. 
Advisor: Joellen Lewsader-

Celebrate Literacy: A Student Society/International Reading Society (CLASS/IRA)
Class/IRA is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in reading and promoting literacy to all ages. 
Advisor: Meghan Block-
Collegiate Council of Social Studies (CCSS)​
CCSS is a student ran organization working to foster future educational leaders in today’s world by providing opportunities in hands on settings to cultivate a deeper knowledge and understanding of social studies education.​
Advisor: Scott Roberts -

 Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLACMU​​​)
CMLACMU provides information, support and fellowship to persons interested in growing as professional middle level educators.
Advisor: Katie Rinke -

Council of Future Educators (COFE)
COFE provides service and educational opportunities for prospective teacher education majors prior to their formal admittance to the teacher education program.
Advisor: Kristina Rouech ​-

First Book- Reading and Literacy
First Book is a nationally known organization with a single mission of providing new books to children in need.
Advisor: Cheryl Priest -

Kappa Delta Epsilon (KDE)
KDE provides students with many great opportunities to futher their development as future teachers. Some of these opportunities include: listening to insights from professional educators and participating and attending professional education workshops.
Advisor: Natalia Collings-

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
KDP is an undergraduate honorary society that fosters excellence in education and promotes leadership in the teaching profession.
​Advisor: Ming Zhang-

National Science Teachers Association (NSTACMU)
The National Science Teachers Association welcomes all CMU students interested in the teaching and learning of science at the elementary or secondary level.
Advisor: Jim McDonald-

Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)
The purpose of this chapter is to advance the education of individuals with exceptionalities and to promote related, educational, scientific, and charitable purposes.
Advisor: Jordan Shurr-

Student Michigan Education Association (SMEA)
​The Student Michigan Education Association at Central Michigan University is a registered student organization geared toward assisting in the preparation of future teachers. We aim to provide professional development, networking, and community service oportunities to our members. 
Advisor: Thomas Kozal-

​National Council of Teachers of English Student Affiliate (NCTESA)
The National Council of Teachers of English is an organization devoted to improving teaching of language arts at all levels of education. Through community involvement, regular meetings on campus and the national organization, we work to promote the creation of excellence in English and Language Arts education. 
Advisor: Carlin Borsheim-Black-

Please contact the organization advisor for more information or visit the Office of Student Life for information on all CMU student organizations including the ones listed above.

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