Whether you are a new or returning student, a Kinesiology and Health or an Applied Learning and Development major, the College of Education has a student organization to meet your needs. Clubs within the college cater to a wide variety of interests, professional development goals and schedules. They are the perfect way to make new friends, as well as gain valuable information that may help you perform better in a class or land a great job., All student organizations at The University of Texas at Austin are registered through the Office of Campus and Community Involvement, which is located in the Office of the Dean of Students. If you have questions about registered student organizations other than the ones listed below, please contact their office at 471-3065 or visit the Student Activities Website.
Advisor: Jessica Silva
BESO is a College of Education student organization designed for future teachers who are interested in issues surrounding bilingual education. Members share ideas, practices and information about bilingual education, develop support groups, learn about the newest research, and network with others who have similar career goals. BESO meetings often feature guest speakers such as teachers, principals, or administrators who are professionally affiliated with, or knowledgeable about, bilingual education. BESO is committed to community service, and members enjoy social events and fundraising activities to help provide funds for the schools as well as other BESO activities. BESO members often attend and volunteer at the annual Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE) Conference, where they find professional development, important information related to bilingual education, and just plain fun!
Advisor: Heather Kear
Education Council is the “Student Voice for the College of Education” and represents all majors and organizations within the college in the Senate of College Councils. The Council serves as the official channel for student participation in policy-making and the development of student activities within the college. To encourage communication and assure that students' concerns are being heard, the Council holds bi-weekly meetings where anyone from the college or other educational fields can bring their concerns or aspirations. Also provided are volunteer opportunities within the university, as well as in the community. We invite you to join us at an upcoming meeting. We are always looking for new, enthusiastic members to help put the College of Education on the map!
Advisor: Dr. Sheri Mycue
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education that is open to undergraduate and graduate students with at least a 3.25 GPA and a strong professional interest in teaching. Membership is by invitation.
Advisor: Jason Gentry
Kinesiology Club is a service and social organization that is open to anyone with an interest in kinesiology and health education, and students from all over campus are represented in its ranks. The club features a very active social agenda with members attending UT sports events as a group, participating in all intramural sports and hosting faculty-student luncheons throughout the school year. In addition to educational meetings every other Monday, the club also promotes professional development in, through a variety of volunteer opportunities and community projects. With around 80 members, the Kinesiology Club is one of the largest student organizations in the COE.
Longhorn Athletic Training Student Association
The Longhorn Athletic Training Student Association is an organization open to all Athletic Training and pre-Athletic Training majors. The purpose of this organization is to further the profession of Athletic Training through education, professionalism, leadership, and student involvement. Our events include intramural sports, holiday parties, bi-weekly meetings, and an annual paintball tournament involving UT's Athletic Training staff and other area Athletic Trainers. Community involvement is also a cornerstone of our organization, making L.A.T.S.A. a fun and beneficial way to get more involved in the profession of Athletic Training.
Advisor: Antoinette Hart
Minorities in Education (MIE) is a sponsored student organization open to any student interested in multicultural issues related to the teaching profession. This organization strives to recruit minority students to UT and encourage them to pursue majors and careers in education. During our general meetings teachers, administrators, faculty, alumni and community representatives are invited to speak on current issues in education that relate to diversity in our schools. Other events sponsored by MIE include the Tailgate Kick-off at the start of each fall semester, College Day Visits for local middle and high school students, outstanding member scholarship award, Education Idol, and a variety of fundraising activities. Membership applications are available in SZB 216.
The Student Council for Exceptional Children, an affiliate of the national Council for Exceptional Children, is open to any student who is interested in special education issues. In addition to hosting guest speakers, SCEC sponsors events that can help students become more familiar with special needs children in the education system. SCEC teams up with organizations such as Special Olympics, Downs Syndrome Association of Central Texas, Walk Now for Autism, and McBeth Recreation Center for fundraising and social events. Meetings are held every other week.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Elliott
Teachers of Tomorrow is an organization open to students interested in joining a community of shared professional goals in educating elementary-aged students. Relationships are developed through discussions, mentoring and volunteer work. We provide future teachers opportunities for out-of-class learning with guest speakers, informational panels and social events throughout the year. Members are encouraged to further their professional development through building relations with faculty in the College of Education and among practicing teachers in the Austin area.