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Education Ambassadors

The College of Education Ambassadors is an organization focused on educating prospective students about the K-State College of Education programs and help to promote of the profession of teaching through various recruitment events hosted on and off campus. Ambassadors lead presentations, give tours of Bluemont Hall and talk to prospective students about the vast number of support avenues available to EDCATS. Applications are open in February, check your email in the start of the Spring semester for the opportunity to apply.

Education Council

The student council for the College of Education is called the Education Council. It is composed of elected members, College of Education senators, and faculty advisors.

Trina Harlow and Dr. Tonnie Martinez, Advisors

Educators Rising

This organization is a peer mentorship initiative that will pair you with a student in the professional education program to provide you with a personal guide who can help you get connected as soon as you step foot on campus. The program also offers you the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff, fellow students, and resources in the College of Education and across campus.

James Alberto, Advisor

Kansas National Education Association-Student Program (KNEA-SP)

Students in the teacher education program may join KNEA-SP. Members receive several monthly publications from the national and state offices. Members are also covered by liability insurance when they are in the schools observing or working with students.

Dr. Lori Goodson and Dr. Suzanne Porath, Advisors

Kappa Delta Pi – Iota Xi Chapter

Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, fosters excellence in education and promotes fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. 

Dr. Vicki Sherbert, Advisor

Education Graduate Student Organization (EGSO)

The purpose of this organization is to provide assistance and support to students working on their graduate degree in the College of Education.

Dr. J. Spencer Clark and Dr. Deepak Subramony, Advisors

Agriculture Education Club

This club supports Kansas agricultural education, including FFA, 4-H and Extension.

Brandie Disberger, Advisor

K-State Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association

The mission of the Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association is to promote the strong leadership, positive advancement, and professional development of future art educators. Our goals include professional growth opportunities, collaboration among art education students and advocacy for art education.

Trina Harlow, Sponsor

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The purpose of CEC is to provide students with information and resources for teaching students with special needs. Meetings are held once a month.

Jessica Nelson, Advisor

NAfME Collegiate – National Association for Music Education

Open to all Music Education students at K-State. Benefits of membership include educational journals, networking, educational opportunities and supplementary memberships in other music-related groups. Meetings feature guest speakers of professionals in the field of Music Education. The group also puts on fundraisers, provides free tutoring for music classes and hosts Future Music Educator's Day for high school students interested in majoring in Music Education.


Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Interest Group

This interest group provides professional development opportunities and promotes the national theme of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Social Studies Education Club

Dr. Brad Burenheide, Advisor

School Counseling Student Organization

K-State prepares dynamic school counselors who are exceptionally competent team leaders integral to the total school program. Counselors are prepared to support the achievement of all students in an ever-changing world of the 21st century.

Dr. Judy Hughey, Advisor

Qualitative Research Student Organization

The Kansas State University Qualitative Research Student Organization aids students in forming and enriching foundational knowledge of qualitative inquiry and research methodology, and provides peer-to-peer support within qualitative practice.

Dr. Kakali Bhattacharya, Advisor