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Professional Organizations

Names with * are faculty you can contact for more information.

Kappa Delta Pi is an education honorary. OBU has a chapter that initiates eligible candidates each
year. *Dr. Merribeth Bruning is the university sponsor.

Other professional organizations which include opportunities for teacher education candidates to join at special rates include:

ACEI – Association for Childhood Education International www.acei.org
This organization focuses on the needs of individuals from birth to age fourteen.
*Dr. Merribeth Bruning

ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (Spanish) www.actfl.org
*Professor Nona Anderson

AAHPERD – American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
This is an alliance that has five professional organizations. www.AAHPERE.org
*Professor Tona Wright

IRA – International Reading Association www.reading.org *Dr. Merribeth Bruning, Ms. Carrie Sharp

MENC – Music Educators National Conference www.menc.org *Dr. Craig Hamilton; Dr. Gary Gerber; Dr. Merribeth Bruning

Theatre – *Dr. Scott Holsclaw

NAEYC – National Association for the Education of Young Children www.naeyc.org Focus is on birth through age eight years. www.naeyc.org
*Mrs. Carrie Sharp

NAEA – National Art Education Association www.naea.org *Dr.Scott Holsclaw; *Donnie Copeland, Summer Bruch

NCTE – National Council of Teachers of English www.ncte.org

NCTM – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics www.nctm.org *Mrs. Rachel Pool, Mr. Darin Buscher

NCSS – National Council of Social Studies www.ncss.org *Dr. Kevin Motl

NMSA – National Middle School Association www.nmsa.org *Mrs. Kathy Collins

NSTA – National Science Teachers Association www.nsta.org *Professor Glenn Good