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    The School of Education sponsors several student and professional organizations to support both undergraduate and graduate students in their professional preparation.

    Alpha Upsilon Alpha

    Beta Pi Chapter

    Contact: Dr. Kerry Rizzuto and Dr. Lilly Steiner

    E-mail: or
    Phone: 732-923-4619 or 732-923-4691
    Web Site:   IRAInduction332010

    International Reading Association
    Honor Society Induction, March 2010

    Alpha Upsilon Alpha (AUA), the honor society of the International Reading Association, has as its purpose the recognition and encouragement of scholarship, the development of personal and professional leadership qualities, and service to the field of reading—with special emphasis at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The International Reading Association is uniquely qualified to recognize scholarship and to stimulate interest in the field of reading education through the sponsorship of an honor society. Through membership in the society, individuals are acknowledged as having excelled in their academic preparation.

    AUA is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet the following criteria:

    Undergraduate Students

    • Shall have completed 5 semesters of undergraduate study or its equivalent
    • Shall be elected from the upper 25% of their class in scholarship
    • Shall have completed at least one course in reading/language arts and be recommended by a faculty member in this field

    Graduate Students

    • Shall be a major in the field of reading and/or language arts or a closely related field
    • Shall have completed a minimum of 9 semester hours in reading/language arts
    • Shall have a GPA of 3.5 in all graduate work and specifically in the field of reading/language arts
    • Shall be recommended by a faculty member

    Established in 1985, the honor society derives its name from the Greek words Anagnosis (reading), Upotrophia (scholarship), and Archon (leadership).

    Chi Sigma Iota

    MUA Chapter
    Contact: Dr. Jose Maldonado
    Web Site:

    Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society for students, professional counselors, and counselor educators established at Ohio University in 1985. The society's mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.

    Council for Exceptional Children Local Council (CEC)

    Contact: Stacy Lauderdale

    Contact: Carol McArthur Amedeo
    Web Site:

    The Council for Exceptional Children is an internationally known organization for educators in the field of special education. This local council holds regularly scheduled on-campus meetings in addition to co-sponsoring a yearly Spring Symposium. Its community service projects involve working with and providing assistance to handicapped children.

    International Reading Association Monmouth University Council (IRA)

    Contact: Dr. Kerry Rizzuto and Dr. Lilly Steiner

    E-mail: or
    Phone: 732-923-4619 or 732-923-4691
    Web Site:

    The purpose of the International Reading Association (IRA) MU Council is to provide an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to become part of the leading advocacy group for worldwide literacy, to facilitate literacy connections with Monmouth University’s greater community, to foster lifelong reading, and to reach out and support literacy development initiatives for children of any age.

    Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Honor Society


    Professor Mary Brennan
    Contact Information: 732-263-5292 or
    Web Site:

    Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education that provides leadership experience, service projects, professional growth, and fellowship. Kappa Delta Pi pledges itself to the four ideals: Fidelity to Humanity, Science, Service, and Toil. KDP invites into its membership undergraduates who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in the field of teaching. All initiates must have completed 70 credits, with at least 9 semester hours of professional education courses completed or in progress. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.2 or better.

    Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) International Jersey Shore, Chapter #1360

    Contact: Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    Phone: 732-571-4417
    Web Site:

    Phi Delta Kappa is an international professional fraternity of men and women in education dedicated to the three principles of research, service, and leadership. PDK is committed to advancing progress in education and particularly in support of public education. The membership is composed of recognized leaders in the profession and graduate students in education whose leadership potential has been identified. Members include classroom teachers, school administrators, college and university professors, and educational specialists of many types.