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Student Organizations

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Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
The Association for Curriculum Development student chapter exists for the betterment of the Associated Students, Benerd School of Education students and University of the Pacific as a whole. This is an international professional organization of college students, preschool through university teachers in education and schools, school administrators and curriculum specialist in school districts. We have a student chapter, Dr. Harriet Arnold is the advisor and students attend an annual conference each year. There are reduced student membership fees for joining this group. Members also receive a magazine called Educational Leadership.


School of Education Student Association (SESA)
This is the organization for all students in the Benerd School of Education, and it is the main organization recognized by the Associated Students of the University of the Pacific (ASUOP). Dr. Marilyn Draheim is the faculty advisor. This group helps with funding many activities for our students.

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Pacific School Psychology Association (PSPA)
The Pacific School Psychology Association (PSPA) focuses on the field and discipline of School Psychology. This club is open to both graduate and undergraduate students interested in learning more about school psychology. PSPA aims to promote and learn about the socioemotional, academic and overall well-being of all students. Amy Burns and Brittany Hori are the co-leaders and Dr. Amy Scott Brown is the advisor. If you are interested in learning more about school psychology and what the field has to offer, please contact Dr. Scott Brown at ascott@pacific.edu for further information.


Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice. The advisor is Dr. Michael Elium, the Coordinator of Special Education. crusk@pacific.edu 

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Kappa Delta Epsilon (KDE)
We are one of 37 collegiate chapters. Members are selected based on outstanding educational and professional activities. The University of the Pacific Chapter of KDE was the result of the work of four students: Lisa Park, Robyn Addington, Michelle Rutter, and Alejandra Guttierez. The KDE chapter adviser is Dr. Heidi Stevenson. http://www.kappadeltaepsilon.org/


**Student California Teacher's Association (SCTA)
Student California Teacher's Association (SCTA) is the largest student organization in California with chapters at more than 70 campuses throughout the state. SCTA is your local student chapter of the California Teacher's Association (CTA) and the National Education Association (NEA). SCTA is not currently active at Pacific. Interested students are more than welcome to re-assemble the chapter on campus.


      Math + Science CLub 

School of Education's Math and Science Club
Contrary to what you may have heard, you do not have to love math or science to join this club. We are a group of future teachers who want to learn better ways to teach math and science to our future students. We attend a state-wide math or science education conference every year, host a local Math Steeplechase and participate in Paramount Great America's Annual Physics/Science/Math Days FOR FREE! We're always open to new ideas and new members, so stop by and see what we're all about. All members will receive a subscription to a National Science Teachers Association journal free of charge! Our club advisor is Dr. Greg Potter.

Sacramento Graduate Student Association
The Benerd School of Education, Sacramento cohort, has established the Sacramento Graduate Student Association in May of this year. The program was initiated as part of the Sacramento Cohort 1, EDUC 393B Innovation in Organizational Leadership Doctoral Program in Educational and Organizational Leadership class. Hervey Taylor is the first president of the SGSA, Kathy Baird is treasurer, and Anne Wong is the secretary. Dr. Rod Githens is the faculty advisor. Since they are in the early stages of development their membership includes only the first school of education cohort but they will be offering membership to Cohort 2 and other Sacramento graduate students when classes resume this semester. SGSA will be reaching out to new students during the August 26th student orientation. The group's primary purpose is to offer encouragement, motivation, and academic support to graduate students on the Sacramento campus. As the organization grows, they plan to hold social events and offer a range of student support services in a variety of areas. 


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