Association of Childhood Education International
President: Callie Lane
Advisor: Dr. Judit Szente
Chi Sigma Iota
Description: Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. Chi Sigma Iota promotes a strong professional identity through members (professional counselors, counselor educators, and students) who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity. The Upsilon Chi Chapter at the University of Central Florida promotes scholarship, research, professionalism, advocacy, and excellence in counseling. We recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.
President: Simanto Khandaker
Advisor: Dr. Stacy M. Van Horn
Education Student College Council
Description: Mission: We the students of the College of Education at the University of Central Florida, strive to develop and promote increasing unity within the college by bringing together student educators for the achievement of common goals through democratic action. In this spirit, we hereby adopt this Constitution of the University of Central Florida Education Student College Council.
Advisor: Dr. Bryan Zugelder
Future Educators Association FEA@UCF
Goals of the FEA@UCF include promotion of the teaching profession, providing teacher candidates with resources to help them understand the profession and networking with other future teachers here in the college. The FEA@UCF also provides growth opportunities through leadership, community involvement and academic/career support.
President: To Be Elected, Fall 2013
Advisor: Dr. W. Scott Wise and Dr. Constance Goodman
HAPPY (Having Active Participation Prepares You) Hour is a pre-service professional development initiative that supplements the teacher preparation provided by coursework and field experiences. It enhances the quality of UCF’s initial teacher certification program, contributing to the development of highly credentialed teacher education graduates, and increasing their marketability in today’s highly competitive job market.
HAPPY Hour consists of HAPPY Hour workshops conducted by university faculty and PreK-12 educators on areas of relevance to the teaching profession, such as job interviewing tips and classroom management. These workshops are free and require no registration; students simply show up, learn, and have fun while doing so. HAPPY Hour also includes a HAPPY Hour Student Showcase that highlights our students as presenters and provides a tremendous opportunity for professional growth. This in-house conference is held the last Saturday of January.
Advisor: Dr. Karen Verkler
Holmes Scholars Program
Description: Holmes Scholars® are a select network of doctoral students preparing for careers in the higher education professorate. Established in 1991, the National Holmes Scholars® Network is designed to enrich the scholarly experiences and professional connections of talented men and women from underrepresented groups in universities and colleges.
Advisor: Dr. Carolyn Hopp
Kappa Delta Pi
Description: Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is committed to recognizing excellence and fostering mutual cooperation, support, and professional growth for educational professionals.
President: Sadie Hussien
Advisor: Dr. Jeff Kaplan
Sport and Exercise Science Club
Advisor: Patricia Lanier
STEP (Supporting Teacher Education Pre-professionals)
Description: STEP is an exciting program for incoming freshmen who plan to major in education and become teachers.
Advisor: Dr. Constance Goodman
Student Art Education Association
President: Karly Meeks, Becky Neal
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Brewer
Student Council for Exceptional Education
Advisor: Dr. Mary Little
Student National Education Association
President: Albert DeLaere
Advisor: Dr. Rita Buchoff
Advisor: Dr. Vicky Zygouris-Coe