Education

Adult & Higher Education Club

About

The graduate students in education club is designed to  provide a space along with events and activities that serve to bring together graduate students in the AHE program at MSU so that they may share information, educate, and support one another in their graduate education and professional  lives along with educating the larger community on issues in the field of higher education.

This student club is open to anyone, but graduate students within education fields at MSU may be most interested in this club.

Working groups are available and open for additional members:

  • Pilot AHE graduate student mentor program
  • educational events
  • faculty/student socials
  • AHE mission and logo development

Meeting Times/Dates

Regular meetings held the third Friday of every month, noon-1:00. 

Upcoming Events

We have hosted an ACPA Careers in Student Affairs Month, and are showing the documentary film First Generation Students in November.  

Application

None

Contact Information

AHEstudentsmsu@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook at:  Adult and Higher Education Graduate Student Group

 

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

About

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) invites ALL education students to become members. Our organization is a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading.

Mission

Our mission is to provide innovative solutions to promote the success of each child. ASCD provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

Meeting Times/Dates

Meetings happen 4 times a year.

  • End of January or early February  "Ten Strategies to Consider When Working With Parents." 
  • Early April  a person from OPI will talk about the CCSS and possibly other topics. 

Application

To apply, pick up a membership form outside of Reid 121 where Lynn Kelting-Gibson (faculty advisor) will answer any questions you may have. Membership is $29.

Contact Information

Lynn Kelting-Gibson Ed. D.
Assistant Professor of Classroom Assessment
121 Reid Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 5971 

 

Kappa Delta Pi

About

By becoming a part of MSU Kappa Delta Pi, members gain immediate access to a wealth of professional development, networking, and leadership
building resources. Past events have included panel discussions, educator film showings, chapter socials and literacy outreach service events. KDP members immediately become part of a vast network of professional educators committed to furthering the advancement of education and supporting the development of global citizens. 

The MSU Kappa Delta Pi Chi 406 chapter serves as an active part of the KDP community of over 1.2 million members across the globe. For more information on this organization, please visit http://www.kdp.org.

Mission

Kappa Delta Pi is an international education honor society founded in 1911 with the expressed mission of, “striving to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership, and service.” 

Meeting Times/Dates

The MSU Kappa Delta Pi Chi 406 chapter holds regular monthly chapter meetings and events. For the most current information, please see our meeting/event list below, our event sign up board outside Reid 246 or contact us at kappadeltapi406@gmail.com.  

KDP Points Program

Refer to the spreadsheet to chart your progress towards reaching 406 points each semester. For more information click here. If you have questions, please email KDP at kappadeltapi406@gmail.com. Thank  you for your involvement!

Application

Membership is open to all MSU education majors who have completed at least 12 credits within their program of study and hold a 3.5 GPA or higher for Undergraduate students and a 3.75 GPA for Graduate students. Our chapter holds a new member initiation ceremony each semester to welcome new inductees and connect with members of the greater MSU academic community. An annual membership dues of $55 (national & local combined) will be assessed to help support KDP programming, scholarships and member outreach efforts. 

Contact Information

kappadeltapi406@gmail.com

 

Professional Learning Community

About

The Graduate Students in Education Professional Learning Community is open to all graduate students in the Department of Education.  This group was started in the fall of 2014 to help provide graduate students with resources. Our meetings have included diverse topics such as: using EndNote, writing, library resources for education graduate students, how to survive comps, tips for graduate students from professors, service to the profession, and more. We are starting a google community to share resources, tips, ideas, and information. 

Meeting Times/Dates

Monthly

Upcoming Events

Coming Soon

Application

If you are interested in joining the PLC and learning about the free events, please e-mail Denise or Donna. Also, please consider joining our facebook group Graduate Students in Education PLC.

Contact Information

Email

donnabulatowicz@gmail.com

Facebook

Graduate Students in Education PLC

 

Social Studies in Action Club

Mission

To provide educational, service, and networking opportunities for MSU students interested in teaching preK-20+ social studies (e.g. history, political science, geography, sociology, anthropology, Native American Studies, economics, psychology, etc.).

Contact Information

President: Kayla Olson 701-260-6480
Advisor: Christine Stanton 406-994-1890
Keywords: education, history, social studies broad field

 

Student Montana Educators Association (SMEA)

About

We are a group for ALL educators: elementary-secondary, and all areas of concentration. 

Our group members are:

  • a non-profit organization. 
  • Students preparing and advancing their skills to become exceptional future teachers. 
  • Focus on professional development. 
  • Community service/outreach oriented
  • Advocating for public education through political awareness
  • Being a professional representative for the Education Department at MSU

Mission

As a student organization of MEA-MFT, our mission is to:

  • help prepare and advance the skills of future teachers and build our professional development
  • cooperate together with other students and organizations in the Education Department
  • further our education as future teachers
  • represent the Education Department at MSU in a professional manner
  • advocate for public education and provide awareness of schools and students who are in need of assistance

Meeting Times/Dates

We meet once a month, typically the third Tuesday of every month. Our next meeting is Nov. 3rd. 

Application

We have no fees to join! Students are welcome to pay the fee to join the MEA-MFT, but no fees are required to be a part of our student chapter .

Contact Information 

Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/smeamsubzn

MEA-MFT official website:

www.mea-mft.org

Email contact:

msubznsmea@gmail.com

 

Technology Education Club

About

Technology Education program at Montana State University is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to develop technological literacy through the study of past, present, and future technological systems and their impacts on society. As such students who want to earn credit register for 1 – 3 credit hours that are supervised by a faculty member in the program. 

Teaching Option: is for individuals who desire to teach the theory and application of technology to students in both elementary and secondary schools.

Industry Option: is designed for students who want to enter technological work force. Students develop skills needed to work effectively with a multitude of different technologies.  

There is a critical nationwide shortage of TE teachers and TE teachers are in high demand. The Industry Option provides students the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of areas plus the flexibility to choose courses that allow them to further develop in-depth skills for their future career.

Technology Education is not just merely computers as most would lead you to believe. We study various subjects within Technology such as:

  • Transportation  
  • Communication
  • Manufacturing     
  • Construction
  • Bio-related Technology

Mission

Technology Education program at Montana State University is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to develop technological literacy through the study of past, present, and future technological systems and their impacts on society.

Meeting Times/Dates

The club meets on Wednesdays at 3 pm in Reid Hall 423--this will change next semester due to department schedule assigned to program. 

Upcoming Events

The TE club is working on putting together different types of activities this year. Examples of that being a problem solving night, 3d printing seminar and other activities to keep members involved.

Application

As a club we are always looking for ways to get the word out for new students who can be teachers and for those who can go and work in the manufacturing industry about the program and the benefits for the community and the nation. We are a key segment of STEM in schools and our great State of Montana

Health & Human Development

Health Enhancement Major's Club

Mission

The Health Enhancement Major's Club's purpose is to provide an opportunity for students in our major to work cooperatively with other majors and to volunteer in the community for fundraising with events like Little Bobcat Track. This club also sends members each year to the National SHAPE America Conference that takes place each spring in a different part of the country. This helps build connections across the nation for students pursuing a career in Health Enhancement!

Contact Information

President: Taylor Cashmore 406-925-0109
Advisor: Nancy Colton 406-994-6339
Membership Requirements: Must be a Health Enhancement major to join.
Keywords:Health, Enhancement, SHAPE

 

Montana Student Dietetics Association

Mission

The Montana Student Dietetics Association strives to enrich the well-being of students with a common interest in food and nutrition by emphasizing student involvement in the community, providing resources to promote academic success, offering insight into professional and advanced education opportunities, sharing up-to-date nutrition research with members, and assisting in the preparation of students for application to a dietetic internship program and the licensure examination to become a Registered Dietitian.

Contact Information

President: Luke Shealy 406-438-3609
Advisor: Melody Anacker 406-994-6337

Meeting Times

Herrick Hall Every other Tues 12:30 Thrs 12:05

Dues

$15 for T-shirt and membership 
Keywords: nutrition, food, msda

 

Exercise Science Club at MSU

Mission

The mission of the Exercise Science Club at MSU is to bring together students within the HHD realm. During the semester we hold regular meetings where professionals within the community and Grad schools are asked to come and give presentations to the club. Every year we hold our annual Trick or Trot 5K race which helps fund our trip to the American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Our club really allows students the opportunity to gain knowledge and connect with professionals and fellow classmates within their specific field.

Contact Information

President: Kaitlyn Vetter 406-560-2761
Advisor: Dan Heil 406-994-6324

Meeting Times

6:30 every other Wednesday

Dues

$20 registration fee
Keywords: exercise science, health professions, ACSM, HHD

Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U)

Mission

Phi Upsilon Omicron, an honor society in the integrated field of family and consumer sciences, offers an environment empowering lifelong learning, leadership building, and ethical and scholastic excellence.

1. Recognize and promote academic excellence;
2. Enhance qualities of leadership by providing opportunities for service; and
3. Encourage lifelong learning and commitment to advance family and consumer sciences related areas.

Contact Information

Website: Facebookwww.phiu.org/
President: Sierra Smith 540-842-9901
Advisor: Sandy Osborne 406-994-5007

Meetings

Every other Thursday evening.

Membership Requirements

Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must be majoring in family and consumer sciences or one of its related areas in an institution where a chapter is established. Must exhibit the potential for professional and community leadership.

Dues

$65 lifetime fee
Keywords: honor society, consumer science, leadership

  

Chi Sigma Iota: Mu Tau Sigma

Mission

Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, advocacy, and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.
President: Emily Hilliard 406-262-4194
Advisor: Cristen Wathen 406-994-3274

Meetings

3rd Tues. of the month 12:30pm Herrick Hall lounge

Membership Requirements

GPA-3.5 or higher One 30 min- hour meeting once a month Student in the counseling Master's program

Dues

$50 Membership $10 Dues $40 2nd year membership
Keywords: counseling, Chi Sigma Iota, CSI

 

Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy Systems Collaborative(Friends of Local Foods)

Mission

Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy System Collaborate (formally Friends of Local Foods) is a student group at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. We promote awareness of local food issues on the campus and in the Bozeman community. 

 

Purpose

  • Engaging MSU students in local food issues
  • Bridging the MSU campus with the Bozeman community
  • Increase access to local foods on campus and in the community
  • Build a greater local food advocacy community

 

Contact Information

 

Meetings Times

Thursday's 5:15-6pm at Sola Café off Kagy Street