Epsilon Delta is a professional teaching organization for undergraduate students who are preparing for a career in the education profession. The purpose of the organization is to promote professional growth and understanding in the field of education. Epsilon Delta provides an opportunity for students to exchange ideas and concerns regarding educational issues. This exchange of information is presented in the format of lectures by guest professionals, workshops prepared by practicing teachers and University of Illinois faculty, and informal discussions among the members. Membership is available for any undergraduate who has a strong interest in the education profession.
Strengthening and Empowering Educators of Diverse Statuses (S.E.E.D.S)
“They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know we were seeds,” an old Mexican proverb that inspired the start of SEEDS. SEEDS, Strengthening and Empowering Educators of Diverse Statuses, is a student-led organization that focuses on meeting the unique needs of undergraduate students of color in the College of Education. We strive to create a safe haven in which students are welcome to have an open dialogue about struggles, as well as build community through mentorships, strengthening ally relations, and engaging in community outreach. Members of SEEDS will have access to a variety of resources that will help them grow in their professional development journey. For additional information on SEEDS, visit our website https://seedsillinois.weebly.com/ or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Education Association (SEA)
With over 3.3 million students, teachers, administrators and other school staff, Student Education Association is the largest and most widely known, pre-professional education association in the nation. As an IEA-student program we provide students with professional opportunities to learn about issues teachers face while providing them with the skills and experiences necessary to become the best teachers. We also focus on community outreach and political action; serving as an organization for well-rounded, top-notch, future leading educators. For more information and questions, please visit the SEA website.
The mission of GA-Illini is to encourage unity, both now and in the future, among Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois (GA) attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign through an open forum for communication between GA, the campus, and the Golden Apple Foundation on all matters concerning GA life; provide support and guidance for GA at Illinois on social, financial, and academic matters; represent and promote the Golden Apple Foundation and the GA program in a positive, proactive manner throughout local and state communities; and contribute to the advancement and betterment of all future educators who will influence the lives of the children of tomorrow. For more information, contact Eduardo Martínez.