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Kappa Delta Pi

International Honor Society in Education

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Chapter Counselor: Dr. Alexander Pope
Chapter President: Shelby Ennis
Vice President: Matt Murphy

Background
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education. Founded in 1911, the organization has more than 55,000 members in 665 chapters worldwide.  Famous KDP members include Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jean Piaget and George Washington Carver.  The Rho Eta Chapter at Salisbury University was installed on April 22, 1987. We have received numerous awards from the national office for chapter excellence.

Requirements for Membership

  • Undergraduates: Enrolled in or entering education program (3.0 GPA)
  • Graduate or Post-Bac: Completion of 6 hours (3.25 GPA)
  • Intention to teach
  • One-time application fee of $60
  • Local KDP Membership Application
  • National KDP Membership Application

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the online form at https://bit.ly/kdp-C415-register. There is a $45 fee.
  2. Complete the online Rho Eta application at http://bit.ly/RhoEtaApp and submit your cash, check, or money order for $15 to Dr. Alexander Pope’s office in TE278. Make checks payable to "Kappa Delta Pi". Be sure to include your name!
  3. Attend the initiation ceremony.

Local Events Each Semester

  • Twice-monthly professional development meetings
  • Initiation ceremony
  • Service projects
  • Social events

Local Benefits

  • Certificate of membership for your classroom wall or portfolio
  • Membership to list on your résumé
  • Local professional development meetings
  • Leadership and service opportunities
  • Opportunities to network with other society members
  • Honor cords that can be worn at graduation

National Benefits

  • Four issues for Kappa Delta Pi Record, a national journal for beginning teachers
  • Four issues of the New Teacher Advocate, another national journal for beginning teachers
  • Access to teacher resources through the KDP website
  • Eligibility for more than $100,000 in scholarships
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