The Morgridge College of Education Community

The Morgridge College of Education has a number of clubs and student organizations that are excellent ways to get involved in the Morgridge community and your field of choice. To learn more check out our student organizations section.

Student Communities

Students are welcomed to explore and participate in all the different communities on campus and at Morgridge. For more University wide student associations visit DU Student Organizations.

The University of Denver also has a number of clubs and student organizations that students are eligible to participate in. For more information check out the University of Denver’s student organization page.

The Denver Community

Denver is home to a wide range of exceptional urban amenities, including world-class museums, award-winning restaurants, trendy clubs and shopping areas, and some of the best teams in major league sports. Add to that one of the nation’s largest city park systems, 90 golf courses and 650 miles of paved bike paths, and you realize why Denver is the place to be.

Contacts

College of Education Student Association (COESA)
Contact for information on active student groups at Morgridge College of Education.
coesa.du@gmail.com

General

College of Education Student Association (COESA)

The mission of this organization is to embrace the growth of international education at the University of Denver and the greater education community and facilitate the development of best practices around issues related to the internationalization of education, including study abroad, global leadership development, international student support services, international research collaboration and partnerships, and globalizing the curriculum. COESA offers conference and travel funding assistance to support professional development and research at Morgridge.

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Queer & Straight Student Alliance (QSSA)

The Queer & Straight Student Alliance (QSSA) is a student organization within the Morgridge College of Education who has the goal of providing a place of support, exploration, and education for and about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) communities within the college, and provide a space for allies of the LGBTIQ communities to support their colleagues.

If you would like to learn more about the QSSA, please send an email to mceqssa@gmail.com.

Graduate Student Association Council (GSAC)

The Graduate Student Association Council (GSAC) is the umbrella council that represents all the Graduate Student Associations (GSAs) at the University of Denver. GSAC has two goals at the University: 1) Foster a sense of community among the graduate students; 2) To represent that community and its interests at DU. GSAC serves as the representative student government body to the University Community. COESA is the GSA for the Morgridge College of Education, and the direct link between MCE students and GSAC. Visit GSAC’s website to learn more:

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Child, Family, and School Psychology

Child Family and School Psychology Student Association (CFSPSA)

The Child Family and School Psychology Student Association (CFSPSA) is composed of CFSP students across cohorts as well as a faculty advisor that attends the majority of meetings. The association meets at least once a month to discuss issues relevant school psychology as a whole, as well as specifically to the CFSP program. The CFSPSA’s tasks include: planning CFSP social events, helping to coordinate professional conference attendance, and brainstorming about how to best support CFSP students throughout the program. All CFSP students can attend the meetings and are encouraged to become involved in any way that they can. Typically through the student association, student mentors in the second and third year program are assigned to first year students. Further, each year there are opportunities to be elected as specific positions within the association (e.g. president, treasurer, social chair, representatives to NASP, representatives to COESA, representatives to GSAC, and a faculty liaison).

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American Psychological Association (APA)

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. Our mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

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Counseling Psychology

American Psychological Association (APA)

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. Our mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

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Curriculum and Instruction

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. AACC promotes community colleges through five strategic action areas: recognition and advocacy for community colleges; student access, learning, and success; community college leadership development; economic and workforce development; and global and intercultural education.

View Website

The American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC)

The purpose of the organization as originally defined in Article 1, Section 2 of the AATC Constitution: To promote the scholarly study of teaching and curriculum. Over the past 20+ years, AATC has prided itself on being a place where educators can come together to share ideas, to disseminate high-quality research, and to make friends. Toward this end, we welcome all comers, whether seasoned faculty or graduate student; whether early-career assistant professor or secondary educator; or whether a long-term or new AATC member.

Visit Website

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) is a major student affairs professional organization devoted especially to working with graduate students who are seeking student affairs positions. The ACPA is the leading student affairs Association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. ACPA provides outreach, advocacy, research, and professional development to foster college student learning. ACPA supports and fosters college student learning through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, which informs policies, practices, and programs for student affairs professionals and the higher education community. The Association has nearly 8,000 members representing nearly 1,500 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and internationally.

Visit Website

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Within the AERA community of education researchers, members belong to one or more of the 12 divisions and over 155 special interest groups (SIGs). Graduate student members also enjoy ongoing communication and support provided by the Graduate Student Council (GSC). In addition, the Organization of Institutional Affiliates (OIA) provides a forum for academic instititutions, departments, nonuniversity-based research institutions, and professional associations to share information about federal education research issues, people, and events, as well as to be engaged in shaping policy with regard to significant research issues.

Visit Website

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. The association provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

View Website

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) is one of the most important associations for doctoral students. This association of approximately 1,000 persons includes most of the faculty who teach higher education in the 130 programs across the country and many of their graduate students. It is the best place to meet other students and the faculty.

View Website

Curriculum and Instruction Student Association (CISA)

The Curriculum and Instruction Student Association (CISA) provides an avenue for C&I students to connect and interact with other members of the Morgridge College of Education community; attend presentations on topics of interest; participate in mentoring; and gain assistance in all phases of their academic program. Being part of a supportive network of individuals contributes to a successful, satisfying graduate student experience. We encourage you to make the most of your time at the University of Denver by participating in CISA.

Higher Education Student Association (HESA)

The Higher Education Student Association (HESA) provides an educational, professional, and social base for students interested in the field of higher education. Activities of the organization encourage and enhance all facets of graduate student growth and development and provide an opportunity to engage in collegial and social relationships with faculty, peers, and experts in the field.

Visit Website

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding. NAEA staff and members work to support professional growth, change, and leadership through: Mentoring, Networking and collaborating, Participating in art education conferences, Developing and disseminating exemplary resources on art education, Building a professional community by contributing our time and talents to others, Valuing our diversity, and committing ourselves to equity.

Visit Website

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

The National Council on Family Relations, founded in 1938, is the oldest nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary professional association focused solely on family research, practice and education. NCFR members are professionals dedicated to understanding and strengthening families. Our members come from more than 35 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and include: researchers, demographers, marriage and family therapists, parent/family educators, university faculty, students, social workers, public health workers, extension specialists and faculty, ECFE teachers, clergy, counselors, K-12 teachers, and more.

Visit Website

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

The National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) has been a non-profit membership organization that works to ensure that language-minority students have equal opportunities to learn English and succeed academically.

Visit Website

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

NAGC staff and leaders support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students.

View Website

National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME)

The National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education. NAME aims to provide opportunities for learning in order to advance multicultural education, equity and social justice, to proactively re-frame public debate and impact current and emerging policies in ways that advance social, political, economic and educational equity through advocacy, position papers, policy statements and other strategies, and to provide the preeminent digital clearinghouse of resources about educational equity and social justice. The Founders of NAME envisioned an organization that would bring together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations.

Visit Website

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles, including the vice president and dean for student life, as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment.

Visit website

Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network)

The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network) develops and supports practitioners and leaders in higher education dedicated to enhancing learning and teaching. POD fosters human development in higher education through faculty, instructional, and organizational development. The development of students is a fundamental purpose of higher education and requires for its success effective advising, teaching, leadership, and management. Central to POD’s philosophy is lifelong, holistic, personal, and professional learning, growth, and change for the higher education community.

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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. AACC promotes community colleges through five strategic action areas: recognition and advocacy for community colleges; student access, learning, and success; community college leadership development; economic and workforce development; and global and intercultural education.

View Website

American Association for Higher Education (AAHE)

The American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) is dedicated to administrative professionals in colleges and universities. It is the leading higher education association for educational change through its national conferences on higher education, assessment, and school/college collaboration.

Visit Website

The American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC)

The purpose of the organization as originally defined in Article 1, Section 2 of the AATC Constitution: To promote the scholarly study of teaching and curriculum. Over the past 20+ years, AATC has prided itself on being a place where educators can come together to share ideas, to disseminate high-quality research, and to make friends. Toward this end, we welcome all comers, whether seasoned faculty or graduate student; whether early-career assistant professor or secondary educator; or whether a long-term or new AATC member.

Visit Website

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) is a major student affairs professional organization devoted especially to working with graduate students who are seeking student affairs positions. The ACPA is the leading student affairs Association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. ACPA provides outreach, advocacy, research, and professional development to foster college student learning. ACPA supports and fosters college student learning through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, which informs policies, practices, and programs for student affairs professionals and the higher education community. The Association has nearly 8,000 members representing nearly 1,500 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and internationally.

Visit Website

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Within the AERA community of education researchers, members belong to one or more of the 12 divisions and over 155 special interest groups (SIGs). Graduate student members also enjoy ongoing communication and support provided by the Graduate Student Council (GSC). In addition, the Organization of Institutional Affiliates (OIA) provides a forum for academic instititutions, departments, nonuniversity-based research institutions, and professional associations to share information about federal education research issues, people, and events, as well as to be engaged in shaping policy with regard to significant research issues.

Visit Website

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) is one of the most important associations for doctoral students. This association of approximately 1,000 persons includes most of the faculty who teach higher education in the 130 programs across the country and many of their graduate students. It is the best place to meet other students and the faculty.

View Website

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. The association provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

View Website

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding. NAEA staff and members work to support professional growth, change, and leadership through: Mentoring, Networking and collaborating, Participating in art education conferences, Developing and disseminating exemplary resources on art education, Building a professional community by contributing our time and talents to others, Valuing our diversity, and committing ourselves to equity.

Visit Website

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

The National Council on Family Relations, founded in 1938, is the oldest nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary professional association focused solely on family research, practice and education. NCFR members are professionals dedicated to understanding and strengthening families. Our members come from more than 35 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and include: researchers, demographers, marriage and family therapists, parent/family educators, university faculty, students, social workers, public health workers, extension specialists and faculty, ECFE teachers, clergy, counselors, K-12 teachers, and more.

Visit Website

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

The National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) has been a non-profit membership organization that works to ensure that language-minority students have equal opportunities to learn English and succeed academically.

Visit Website

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

NAGC staff and leaders support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students.

View Website

National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME)

The National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education. NAME aims to provide opportunities for learning in order to advance multicultural education, equity and social justice, to proactively re-frame public debate and impact current and emerging policies in ways that advance social, political, economic and educational equity through advocacy, position papers, policy statements and other strategies, and to provide the preeminent digital clearinghouse of resources about educational equity and social justice. The Founders of NAME envisioned an organization that would bring together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations.

Visit Website

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles, including the vice president and dean for student life, as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment.

Visit website

Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network)

The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network) develops and supports practitioners and leaders in higher education dedicated to enhancing learning and teaching. POD fosters human development in higher education through faculty, instructional, and organizational development. The development of students is a fundamental purpose of higher education and requires for its success effective advising, teaching, leadership, and management. Central to POD’s philosophy is lifelong, holistic, personal, and professional learning, growth, and change for the higher education community.

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Early Childhood Special Education

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. AACC promotes community colleges through five strategic action areas: recognition and advocacy for community colleges; student access, learning, and success; community college leadership development; economic and workforce development; and global and intercultural education.

View Website

American Association for Higher Education (AAHE)

The American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) is dedicated to administrative professionals in colleges and universities. It is the leading higher education association for educational change through its national conferences on higher education, assessment, and school/college collaboration.

Visit Website

The American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC)

The purpose of the organization as originally defined in Article 1, Section 2 of the AATC Constitution: To promote the scholarly study of teaching and curriculum. Over the past 20+ years, AATC has prided itself on being a place where educators can come together to share ideas, to disseminate high-quality research, and to make friends. Toward this end, we welcome all comers, whether seasoned faculty or graduate student; whether early-career assistant professor or secondary educator; or whether a long-term or new AATC member.

Visit Website

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) is a major student affairs professional organization devoted especially to working with graduate students who are seeking student affairs positions. The ACPA is the leading student affairs Association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. ACPA provides outreach, advocacy, research, and professional development to foster college student learning. ACPA supports and fosters college student learning through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, which informs policies, practices, and programs for student affairs professionals and the higher education community. The Association has nearly 8,000 members representing nearly 1,500 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and internationally.

Visit Website

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Within the AERA community of education researchers, members belong to one or more of the 12 divisions and over 155 special interest groups (SIGs). Graduate student members also enjoy ongoing communication and support provided by the Graduate Student Council (GSC). In addition, the Organization of Institutional Affiliates (OIA) provides a forum for academic instititutions, departments, nonuniversity-based research institutions, and professional associations to share information about federal education research issues, people, and events, as well as to be engaged in shaping policy with regard to significant research issues.

Visit Website

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) is one of the most important associations for doctoral students. This association of approximately 1,000 persons includes most of the faculty who teach higher education in the 130 programs across the country and many of their graduate students. It is the best place to meet other students and the faculty.

View Website

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. The association provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

View Website

Curriculum and Instruction Student Association (CISA)

The Curriculum and Instruction Student Association (CISA) provides an avenue for C&I students to connect and interact with other members of the Morgridge College of Education community; attend presentations on topics of interest; participate in mentoring; and gain assistance in all phases of their academic program. Being part of a supportive network of individuals contributes to a successful, satisfying graduate student experience. We encourage you to make the most of your time at the University of Denver by participating in CISA.

Higher Education Student Association (HESA)

The Higher Education Student Association (HESA) provides an educational, professional, and social base for students interested in the field of higher education. Activities of the organization encourage and enhance all facets of graduate student growth and development and provide an opportunity to engage in collegial and social relationships with faculty, peers, and experts in the field.

Visit Website

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding. NAEA staff and members work to support professional growth, change, and leadership through: Mentoring, Networking and collaborating, Participating in art education conferences, Developing and disseminating exemplary resources on art education, Building a professional community by contributing our time and talents to others, Valuing our diversity, and committing ourselves to equity.

Visit Website

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

The National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) has been a non-profit membership organization that works to ensure that language-minority students have equal opportunities to learn English and succeed academically.

Visit Website

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

NAGC staff and leaders support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students.

View Website

National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME)

The National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education. NAME aims to provide opportunities for learning in order to advance multicultural education, equity and social justice, to proactively re-frame public debate and impact current and emerging policies in ways that advance social, political, economic and educational equity through advocacy, position papers, policy statements and other strategies, and to provide the preeminent digital clearinghouse of resources about educational equity and social justice. The Founders of NAME envisioned an organization that would bring together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations.

Visit Website

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles, including the vice president and dean for student life, as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment.

Visit website

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

The National Council on Family Relations, founded in 1938, is the oldest nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary professional association focused solely on family research, practice and education. NCFR members are professionals dedicated to understanding and strengthening families. Our members come from more than 35 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and include: researchers, demographers, marriage and family therapists, parent/family educators, university faculty, students, social workers, public health workers, extension specialists and faculty, ECFE teachers, clergy, counselors, K-12 teachers, and more.

Visit Website

Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network)

The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network) develops and supports practitioners and leaders in higher education dedicated to enhancing learning and teaching. POD fosters human development in higher education through faculty, instructional, and organizational development. The development of students is a fundamental purpose of higher education and requires for its success effective advising, teaching, leadership, and management. Central to POD’s philosophy is lifelong, holistic, personal, and professional learning, growth, and change for the higher education community.

View website

Higher Education

American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC)

The purpose of the organization as originally defined in Article 1, Section 2 of the AATC Constitution: To promote the scholarly study of teaching and curriculum. Over the past 20+ years, AATC has prided itself on being a place where educators can come together to share ideas, to disseminate high-quality research, and to make friends. Toward this end, we welcome all comers, whether seasoned faculty or graduate student; whether early-career assistant professor or secondary educator; or whether a long-term or new AATC member.

Visit Website

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Within the AERA community of education researchers, members belong to one or more of the 12 divisions and over 155 special interest groups (SIGs). Graduate student members also enjoy ongoing communication and support provided by the Graduate Student Council (GSC). In addition, the Organization of Institutional Affiliates (OIA) provides a forum for academic instititutions, departments, nonuniversity-based research institutions, and professional associations to share information about federal education research issues, people, and events, as well as to be engaged in shaping policy with regard to significant research issues.

Visit Website

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. The association provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

View Website

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) is one of the most important associations for doctoral students. This association of approximately 1,000 persons includes most of the faculty who teach higher education in the 130 programs across the country and many of their graduate students. It is the best place to meet other students and the faculty.

View Website

Higher Education Student Association (HESA)

The Higher Education Student Association (HESA) provides an educational, professional, and social base for students interested in the field of higher education. Activities of the organization encourage and enhance all facets of graduate student growth and development and provide an opportunity to engage in collegial and social relationships with faculty, peers, and experts in the field.

Visit Website

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding. NAEA staff and members work to support professional growth, change, and leadership through: Mentoring, Networking and collaborating, Participating in art education conferences, Developing and disseminating exemplary resources on art education, Building a professional community by contributing our time and talents to others, Valuing our diversity, and committing ourselves to equity.

Visit Website

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

The National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) has been a non-profit membership organization that works to ensure that language-minority students have equal opportunities to learn English and succeed academically.

Visit Website

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

NAGC staff and leaders support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students.

View Website

National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME)

The National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education. NAME aims to provide opportunities for learning in order to advance multicultural education, equity and social justice, to proactively re-frame public debate and impact current and emerging policies in ways that advance social, political, economic and educational equity through advocacy, position papers, policy statements and other strategies, and to provide the preeminent digital clearinghouse of resources about educational equity and social justice. The Founders of NAME envisioned an organization that would bring together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations.

Visit Website

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

The National Council on Family Relations, founded in 1938, is the oldest nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary professional association focused solely on family research, practice and education. NCFR members are professionals dedicated to understanding and strengthening families. Our members come from more than 35 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and include: researchers, demographers, marriage and family therapists, parent/family educators, university faculty, students, social workers, public health workers, extension specialists and faculty, ECFE teachers, clergy, counselors, K-12 teachers, and more.

Visit Website

Library and Information Science

American Library Association (ALA)

ALA (American Library Association—Student Chapter) facilitates a relationship with the American Library Association by familiarizing members with resources available to them, encouraging professional relationships amongst the field of librarianship, participating in professional activities outside of the classroom, and raising awareness of national issues in librarianship.

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American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)

ASIS&T (American Society for Information Science & Technology Student Chapter) is the student chapter of the national Association of Information Science & Technology organization. They are dedicated to exploring information science and technology. The University of Denver ASIS&T Chapter was named the 2013 Student Chapter of the Year.

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Beta Phi Mu (Honorary association for Library Science)

Beta Phi Mu was founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. Eligibility for membership in Beta Phi Mu is by invitation of the faculty from institutions where the American Library Association, or other recognized accrediting agency approved by the Beta Phi Mu Executive Board, has accredited or recognized a professional degree program.

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International Librarianship Interest Group

Contact Faculty Advisor: Krystyna Matusiak

Library and Information Student and Alumni Association (LISSAA)

LISSAA (Library and Information Science Student and Alumni Association) serves and represents students enrolled in the University of Denver’s Library and Information Science program by providing opportunities for personal and professional growth.  LISSAA provides a bridge between enrolled students and alumni to give greater opportunities in the library and information science profession and to act as a coordinating point for official student chapters of national library organizations.

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Society of American Archivists (SAA)

SAA (Society of American Archivists—Student Chapter) serves as a means of introducing new archivists into the profession, as well as enhancing education by providing an additional focus for students to discuss archival issues, identify with the profession, and engage in professional activities. The chapter also promotes communication among student members and professionals in the field.

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Special Library Association (SLA)

Special Library Association (SLA) student chapter is a student-ran organization that strives to connect MLIS students to professionals within the special libraries field and to new opportunities. It is free to join the DU SLA student chapter and all MLIS students are welcome! They host events, tours, and collaborate with other DU student groups as well as regional, professional organizations to create new and exciting opportunities for students.

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Research Methods and Statistics

American Educational Research Association (AERA): also join divisions and SIGs

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Within the AERA community of education researchers, members belong to one or more of the 12 divisions and over 155 special interest groups (SIGs). Graduate student members also enjoy ongoing communication and support provided by the Graduate Student Council (GSC). In addition, the Organization of Institutional Affiliates (OIA) provides a forum for academic instititutions, departments, nonuniversity-based research institutions, and professional associations to share information about federal education research issues, people, and events, as well as to be engaged in shaping policy with regard to significant research issues.

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American Evaluation Association (AEA)

The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. AEA has approximately 7000 members representing all 50 states in the United States as well as over 60 foreign countries.

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American Psychological Association (APA)

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. Our mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

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National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)

he National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) is a professional organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement. Members are involved in the construction and use of standardized tests; new forms of assessment, including performance-based assessment; program design; and program evaluation.

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Research Methods and Statistics Student Association (RMSSA)

The education and social sciences fields have a growing need for professionals with strong skills in research design and data analysis. The Research Methods and Statistics(RMS) Program provides the courses and experiences necessary to conduct and supervise effective social science research.

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American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. AACC promotes community colleges through five strategic action areas: recognition and advocacy for community colleges; student access, learning, and success; community college leadership development; economic and workforce development; and global and intercultural education.

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American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) is a major student affairs professional organization devoted especially to working with graduate students who are seeking student affairs positions. The ACPA is the leading student affairs Association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. ACPA provides outreach, advocacy, research, and professional development to foster college student learning. ACPA supports and fosters college student learning through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, which informs policies, practices, and programs for student affairs professionals and the higher education community. The Association has nearly 8,000 members representing nearly 1,500 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and internationally.

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American Association for Higher Education (AAHE)

The American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) is dedicated to administrative professionals in colleges and universities. It is the leading higher education association for educational change through its national conferences on higher education, assessment, and school/college collaboration.

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Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) is one of the most important associations for doctoral students. This association of approximately 1,000 persons includes most of the faculty who teach higher education in the 130 programs across the country and many of their graduate students. It is the best place to meet other students and the faculty.

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Curriculum and Instruction Student Association (CISA)

The Curriculum and Instruction Student Association (CISA) provides an avenue for C&I students to connect and interact with other members of the Morgridge College of Education community; attend presentations on topics of interest; participate in mentoring; and gain assistance in all phases of their academic program. Being part of a supportive network of individuals contributes to a successful, satisfying graduate student experience. We encourage you to make the most of your time at the University of Denver by participating in CISA.

Higher Education Student Association (HESA)

The Higher Education Student Association (HESA) provides an educational, professional, and social base for students interested in the field of higher education. Activities of the organization encourage and enhance all facets of graduate student growth and development and provide an opportunity to engage in collegial and social relationships with faculty, peers, and experts in the field.

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National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles, including the vice president and dean for student life, as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment.

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Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network)

The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network) develops and supports practitioners and leaders in higher education dedicated to enhancing learning and teaching. POD fosters human development in higher education through faculty, instructional, and organizational development. The development of students is a fundamental purpose of higher education and requires for its success effective advising, teaching, leadership, and management. Central to POD’s philosophy is lifelong, holistic, personal, and professional learning, growth, and change for the higher education community.

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