School of Education

Student Organizations

studentsChi Sigma Alpha-Beta Chapter

Clemson University is home to the Beta Chapter of Chi Sigma Alpha, Student Affairs Academic and Professional Honor Society, International. Chi Sigma Alpha is designed to honor and recognize professionals, faculty and graduate students in student affairs for excellence in three pillars: academics, service to the profession and research. Graduate students must have completed one full semester prior to induction.

Faculty Advisors: Rebecca Atkinson and Tony Cawthon, Ph.D.
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Chi Sigma Iota - Chi Upsilon Chapter

The Chi Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota is an International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society. Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the field of counseling. If you are interested in joining please visit CSI website and fill out an application.

Faculty Advisor: David Scott, Ph.D.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The Clemson University Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the student organization affiliated with the International CEC. CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities and/or the gifted. Clemson’s student chapter promotes positive outcomes for individuals with disabilities and organizes an annual Special Olympics for students with disabilities from Oconee and Pickens Counties.

Faculty Advisors: Beverly Romansky and Sara Mackiewicz, Ph.D.
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Clemson University Council of Teachers of English (CUCTE)

The Clemson University Council of Teachers of English is a recognized student affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and South Carolina Council of Teachers of English (SCCTE). Our members include students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and faculty in both English and Education who are interested in improving literacy at the elementary, middle, secondary and college levels.

CUCTE was formed during the 1998 academic year in order to provide opportunities for students to learn more about literacy programs in our schools and to interact with area literacy teachers. Our members participate in service projects aimed at literacy development and participate in professional development activities at the local (UWP), state (SCCTE) and national level (NCTE). For membership information, call 864-250-6712.

Faculty Advisor: Rebecca Kaminski, Ed.D.

Clemson University Student Council of Teachers of Mathematics (CUSCTM) studentsClemson University Council of Teachers of Mathematics (CUSCTM)

Clemson University Student Council of Teachers of Mathematics (CUSCTM) is an organization for Clemson students interested in teaching mathematics, P-12. We are affiliated with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, NCTM, and have access to great resources for teaching. CUSCTM offers great opportunities for preservice teachers to network and learn from each other.  Our organization's goals include attending SCCTM and NCTM annual conferences, offering tutoring to local students, and providing professional development opportunities. Please email for more information.

The Clemson University Student Council of Teachers of Mathematics was recognized in April 2011 by Omicron Delta Kappa — a Leadership Honor with a $500 check and a plaque for Academic Achievement.

Faculty Advisor: Leigh Haltiwanger

Clemson's Chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (CCNSTA)

The Clemson University Chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (CCNSTA) is a recognized student affiliate of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). NSTA supports science teaching P-12 and CCNSTA encourages membership from Clemson students that are interested in science teaching at the elementary, middle, or secondary level.  NSTA is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all and, as such, they offer fantastic resources for the science classroom and a great network of teachers nationwide. The main goal of CCNSTA is to allow Clemson pre-service science educators to network with one another. This is an excellent opportunity to share our experiences and grow professionally. CCNSTA is open to anyone with an interest in science education.

Faculty Advisors: Daniel M. Alston and Brandi Kamp
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Kappa Delta Pi (Mu Upsilon Chapter)

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. The Mu Upsilon chapter at Clemson University was chartered in 1972 and is the oldest chapter in South Carolina. Kappa Delta Pi is committed to recognizing excellence and fostering mutual cooperation, support and professional growth for educational professionals. Membership is open to undergraduate students with a 3.4 GPA or higher with at least 12 hours in education and graduate students with a 3.75 GPA or higher with at least six hours in education. 

Students interested in membership must meet eligibility requirements and submit an application for membership. For more information, please email

Faculty Advisors (Counselor:): Mindy Spearman, Ph.D. and Lienne Medford, Ed.D.
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S.C. Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC)

SCAEYC is the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the student organization of SCAEYC represents Clemson University’s affiliation with both SCAEYC and NAEYC. Students who are majors in early childhood education, elementary education or related fields that prepare students to work directly with children from birth through grade three are eligible for membership. Membership in the student organization also includes membership in the state and national organizations. Benefits include the nationally refereed journal, Young Children, reduced costs to attend conferences and the opportunity in professional development events that prepare students for their future roles as teachers.

Faculty Advisor: Sandra Linder

Clemson University International Literacy Association (ILA) Student Council

The Clemson University ILA Student Council is a professional organization affiliated with the International Literacy Association. Its purpose is to promote literacy, literacy instruction and to provide pre-service teachers the opportunity to join a professional organization. Members must be a student, faculty or staff member of Clemson University. Members must attend at least one meeting per semester. Meetings are held in September, November, February and April. For more information, please email or

Faculty Advisor: Jonda C. McNair, Ph.D.

Student Personnel Association

Clemson University's Student Personnel Association (SPA) is a professional organization for graduate students in higher education as well as faculty and staff who are committed to the student affairs profession. SPA members are provided opportunities for professional, academic, social and civic growth. Members are often provided opportunities to discuss topics relevant to the field of student affairs and higher education. Outside guests, experienced professionals and faculty members provide insight into their experiences and give guidance as students explore options in the field.

Faculty Advisor: Jeff Brown