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Beyond the Classroom

As a student in the Elementary Education and Reading Department, you will have lots of opportunities to participate in various clubs and activities off campus and outside the classroom, which can significantly enhance your resume.

Elementary Education Club

Elementary Education Club is an organization of students that meet weekly to discuss current issues in education,  plan and implement service projects, and plan and participate in professional development. Past projects have included reading to children at Children's Hospital,  collecting school supplies for Waterfront Elementary,  collecting old sneakers to recycle into surfaces for playground and scrabble night for literacy volunteers.  We have hosted speakers on educational technology, how to get a teaching job, and strategies for reading and writing in college.

Meetings are held Spring 2017 Thursdays during Bengal Pause,  12:15-1:15 Bacon 320, in the PDS Lounge. For more information contact Dr. Dianne McCarthy

CEC and Best Buddies

Please view the current CEC Flier!

Please view the current Best Buddies Flier!


Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in education, is a prestigious organization dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. Founded in 1911, the society has a long history of openness. It welcomes a wide variety of intellectual ideas regardless of gender, race, ethnic background, handicap, or age. Many famous educators, including Benjamin Bloom, James Fulbright, Howard Gardner, and John Goodlad, have been members of Kappa Delta Pi.

In the Gamma Mu chapter at Buffalo State, we believe that as a college student you can expand your educational experience through interaction with the community, educators, and other society members.

Kappa Delta Pi’s national headquarters in Indianapolis establishes the criteria for membership into the Gamma Mu Chapter at Buffalo State. Only the top 10 percent of students and professionals in the field of education are awarded membership. Initiation into the society requires a GPA of 3.2 or above, completion at least 50 total credit hours of course work at any college, completion or the expectation to complete at least 12 credit hours in education at Buffalo State.
Letters of invitation are sent out in September to qualified students. If you do not receive a letter of invitation by the end of September and think you meet the criteria, you can nominate yourself.

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