Student Organizations

For Undergraduate Students

Collegiate Middle Level Association

Promotes excellent teaching in the middle grades and support for middle grades teacher candidates. Activities include monthly meetings and professional development, web-based discussions and updated news from the state and national levels, and participation in professional conferences. CMLA members also enjoy fellowship and service oriented activities.

Faculty Advisors: Joyce Brigman, Hilary Dack, & Jeanneine Jones (MDSK)

Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)

Open to special education majors and to all other students who are committed to the mission of improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities. Activities include community service, inclusive social events, and participation in professional conferences.

Faculty Advisor: Lindsay Flynn (SPCD)

Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE)

SNCAE is part of a national network of student affiliate chapters of the National Education Association. Teacher education candidates are encouraged to participate in SNCAE’s monthly meetings, community outreach, teacher candidate recruitment, and pre-professional opportunities and peer mentoring.

Faculty Advisors:

Education Learning Community

Freshman designated as Pre-Education majors who wish to become teachers; This initiative offers a powerful vehicle for capturing and supporting students’ interest in teaching as they complete their educational requirements for admission to the College of Education. The pervasive theme of the Education Learning Community is diversity, a critical element as students prepare to assume responsibility for the learning of diverse students in today’s classrooms. Community members live together in Lynch Hall and participate in social activities, community service, professional development activities, and have the opportunity to take some general education classes as a cohort group. For more information visit the website

Program Coordinators: Liz Adkisson and Kevin Bailey

For Graduates/Undergraduates

Kappa Delta Pi

is an international education honor society which promotes excellence in and recognizes outstanding contributions to education. Persons who exhibit commendable personal qualities, worthy educational ideals, and sound scholarship, without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, or handicapping conditions are invited to join. Both undergraduates and graduates are eligible for invitation. Recommendation is given to undergraduates who have earned at least 3.5 GPA after 30 hours of university course work and admission to Teacher Education. Graduate students with a 3.75 overall GPA after completing 12 hours are eligible for membership.

Chapter Counselor: Misty Hathcock

Tan Kap Vini (TKV)

is a student-led organization at UNC Charlotte that is dedicated to providing educational support to foster families in the Charlotte community. We do this through a free, one-on-one, tutoring program for students from 1st grade to 12th grade and educational, supportive workshops with the parents. In foster care, education is often difficult for children and the parents to maintain. As such, TKV means to help make education a continuing priority in the children’s lives as well as provide support to help them succeed. Through partnerships within the community, our tutors and partners are able to support and build connections with the families.

For Graduate Students

Mu Tau Beta

is the UNC Charlotte chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society of counseling professionals and professionals-in-training dedicated to excellence in scholarship, research, and clinical practice. Activities include new student orientation, newsletter, alumni network, and professional development seminars. Faculty Advisor: Ed Wierzalis (CSLG)

NC Principal Fellows at UNC Charlotte

provides enrichment, professional development and community service opportunities for graduate students in the Master of School Administration program who have received the Principal Fellows scholarship/ loan from the NC General Assembly to prepare for careers in school administration. Faculty Director: Debra Morris (EDLD)

Educational Leadership Graduate Student Council (EDLD GSC)

The EDLD GSC is an organization for Master’s and Doctoral students in the Department of Educational Leadership. The EDLD GSC represents the Department of Educational Leadership through university-level involvement in the UNC Charlotte Graduate and Professional Student Government. The organization provides opportunities for networking, community service, leadership, and personal growth. Members of the EDLD GSC interact with multiple UNC Charlotte constituencies to become better educational leaders. Contact the Department of Educational Leadership for more information. Faculty Advisor: Jim Bird (EDLD)

Urban Educators for Change

A College of Education Graduate Student Association works for the advancement of scholarship that promotes transformative urban education, provides support for graduate students who work within this field of study, and aims to advance urban education within the university and city of Charlotte. Faculty Advisor: Chance Lewis (MDSK)

Other Student organizations at UNC Charlotte