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As a CTE major, you are encouraged to become involved in the many registered student organizations that will provide you with opportunities to network with other students, develop yourself professionally, and take on leadership roles.

If you are a CTE/AET major, visit the School of Technology's AET Program website to learn more about the student organizations you are encouraged to join: http://www.eiu.edu/techaet/organizations.php.

If you are a CTE/FCS major, check out the following FCS organizations available to you: Student Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, Kappa Omicron Nu, Student Dietetic Association, Professional Convention Management Association.

Pi Omega Pi is Eastern Illinois University's National Business Education Honor Society, and select students are invited to join this organization, based on their academic performance.   Also be sure to check out the registered student organizations in the School of Business: http://www.eiu.edu/business/studentorganizations.php.

In addition to joining student organizations related to your content, CTE majors are strongly encouraged to join a student organization related to teaching. Some of the organizations available at Eastern are described below.

The Education Scholars Program is a special program to recognize and support students who are pursuing a major leading to teacher certification and have exhibited academic excellence during their high school and/or collegiate career.  

The main objective of the Student Education Association-IEA/NEA is to cultivate and empower future teachers by assisting and protecting their professional development throughout the higher education process. The Student Education Association-IEA/NEA is dedicated to teacher quality, community outreach, and political action. You can find more information at: http://eiusea.wordpress.com/.

The Middle Level Educators Club gives education majors an opportunity to experience and grow from additional activities, which help them prepare for their teaching careers. This club focuses on the needs of education majors who are interested in teaching grades 6-8. The Club's website is found at http://www.eiu.edu/mlec/index.php.

The Minority Teacher Education Association works to provide direction and support to minority student teachers in their pursuit of undergrad teaching degrees and to help members reduce barriers for minority students entering higher education. For more information, contact the Association's advisor, Mona Davenport, at mydavenport@eiu.edu.