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Undergraduate Student Organizations

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

Curriculum and Instruction

Alpha Upsilon Alpha

Beta Pi Chapter

Web Site: www.literacyworldwide.org

International Literacy Association
Honor Society Induction, March 2010

Alpha Upsilon Alpha (AUA), the honor society of the International Literacy 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 graduate students who meet the following criteria:

  • 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).

Contact: Dr. Kerry Carley-Rizzuto

Email: krizzuto@monmouth.edu

International Literacy Association Monmouth University Council (ILA)

Web Site: www.literacyworldwide.org

The purpose of the International Literacy Association (ILA) 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.

Contact: Dr. Kerry Carley-Rizzuto

Email: krizzuto@monmouth.edu

ISEE Educators Club

ISEE Educators Club a club comprised of future educators, spanning various grade levels and majors, with the goal of providing support and resources through workshops, professional development, and community building meetings. They are always looking for new ideas and ways to help future teachers to be successful in the field. Lesson planning advice, Praxis/Praxis Core support, or even content specific activities to use in your placement are all examples of topics we can cover. All students are welcome, no matter their major or discipline.

Contact: Dr. Serbay Zambak

Email: vzambak@monmouth.edu

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Honor Society

Nu Tau Chapter

Web Site: www.kdp.org

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 6 semester hours of professional education courses completed or in progress. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.2 or better.

Contact: Dr. Ai Kamei

Email: akamei@monmouth.edu

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Officers:

President- Michael Rue

Vice President- Emma Cooper

Membership and Recruitment Co-Chairs- Brianna Brown and Aja Perez

Secretary- Sofia D’Alessandro

Social Media Chair- Jillian Bodiford

Special Education

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is an international organization dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.

The Best Buddies chapter at Monmouth University strives for inclusion in building friendships between students with and without disabilities in creating lasting friendships on campus and around the Monmouth University community. Please contact Professor Danielle M. Frith (dfrith@monmouth.edu), faculty club advisor, for more information on how you can get involved!

Contact: Professor Danielle M. Frith

Email: dfrith@monmouth.edu

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