The following are student organizations offered at Missouri Baptist through the Education Department:
The Student Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (S-ASCD) provides teacher candidates an opportunity to network with a recognized association such as Missouri ASCD and ASCD, a national/international organization known for its leadership in education. The organization encourages pre-service educators to initiate leadership, workshop, and networking opportunities for peers in the formative stages in their careers and to gain valuable experiences that will enhance their knowledge of major issues and trends in education. Membership is open to all undergraduates and graduates enrolled in educational programs.
For more information visit: www.ASCD.org
The Student Missouri State Teachers’ Association (S-MSTA) is a pre-professional organization composed of education students and others interested in teaching as a career. The chapter seeks to provide its members with opportunities for personal and professional growth, the development of leadership skills, a better understanding of the teaching profession, and participation in professional activities at the local and state levels.
MBU requires that you have liability insurance through S-MSTA when you are in the classroom observing or student teaching. S-MSTA membership includes $2,000,000 in liability insurance. The cost is just $5.00 for chapter dues. (For students enrolled at the Franklin County Regional Learning Center in Union the chapter dues are $7.00.) The application will be provided at orientation for field experience and student teaching. S-MSTA applications are also available in the Field Experience Office on the Main campus as well as at the regional learning centers. The complete application and payment for chapter dues must be submitted prior to beginning your field experience.
For more information visit www.msta.org/
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education, with a national membership of undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty and administrators, classroom teachers, school administrators, retired educators, Laureate members, and honorary members. Its purposes are to promote excellence, recognize honor students, and acknowledge outstanding contributions to education. The Missouri Baptist University chapter is open to high achieving students planning careers in the field of education.
ΚΔπ sponsor is Mary Ann Bouas.
Please visit www.KDP.org for more information.
Student Council for Exceptional Children is a student chapter of the international organization Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) which advocates for the education of children considered disabled.
For more information go to www.cec.sped.org/.
National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) is a national organization for college students interested in teaching music. It provides opportunities for professional growth, introduces students to the music education profession and professionals and provides networking opportunities among NAfME members from other universities. The NAfME also assists MBU’s music department throughout the year.
-Contact NAfME sponsor Ladd Faszold for more information.
For more information go to www.nafme.org/
For information on other teacher and educational leadership organizations or specialized professional associations (SPAs), click Education Organizations.