The following student organizations are offered through the MBU School of Education:
The Student Association for 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. There is no cost for membership. (For students enrolled at the Franklin County Regional Learning Center in Union the chapter dues are $7.00.) Students need to apply online at http://www.msta.org/join/ for the annual membership (July 1-July 1). Proof of membership must be submitted to the Field Experiences Office on the Main campus prior to beginning your observations, field experience, or student teaching.
For more information visit http://www.msta.org/student-missouri-state-teachers-association-smsta/
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.
Please visit www.KDP.org for more information.
The following organization is offered through the Fine Arts Division:
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 Shane Williams 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.
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/.