What is KDP? What is KDP?

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is an International Honor Society in Education. KDP was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. For over a century, the Society has consistently grown, starting with a local chapter to become the international organization it is today, with an initiated membership that exceeds 1.2 million!

Using a variety of programs, services, and products, KDP supports and advances educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers.



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Events All Year Long:

Professional Developments: Once a month and includes a myriad of topics such as storytelling, STEM, how to apply and prepare for grants, dealing with parents, technology in the classroom, studying abroad, etc.

Initiations: Students can be inducted both Fall and Spring semesters (please see the "About Membership" tab to learn more)

Beyond the Wall Poster Sales: Once each semester KDP hosts this organization to sell their posters on campus and KDP receives 20% of the funds raised!

Fall Semester:

Freshman Gathering: A chance for freshman to meet School of Education faculty and upperclassman who can provide support and answer questions

Spring Semester:

Reading Fair: KDP hosts activities with a theme such as Blast Off into Reading and 300 kids from the local community come and receive a free book, create crafts, hear an author or principal read from some books, and all of the activities are led by school of education students!

Appreciation Luncheon: KDP members are treated to a wonderful lunch where we celebrate the end of the year, give the seniors their cords to wear at graduation, and see everyone together one last time before the seniors graduate and it's summer!