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Student Organizations

Students in the School of Teacher Education participate actively in the following organizations. Each has a faculty advisor, but student officers direct all activities.

CEC

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) on Coastal’s campus gives back to their community by raising money for students and adults with disabilities, working with the LIFE program participants, and partnering with local organizations to provide enriching experiences for individuals with disabilities. Members of CEC enjoy going out into the community and spending time with individuals with disabilities and fundraising. CCU CEC participates in Polar Plunge, SC Special Olympics, Miracle League, Will to Surf, Aynor Family Fun Day, bake sales, and many more. CEC meetings are held twice a month in Prince 108. Students interested in joining CEC can contact Chandler Faircloth at cpfairclo@coastal.edu.

KDP

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is an international honor society in education committed to recognizing excellence and fostering mutual cooperation, support, and professional growth for educational professionals. The KDP motto is: “So to Teach, So to Serve, So to Live.” The Rho Chi Chapter at CCU was founded in 1990. The club currently has a student executive board and holds inductions in the fall and spring semester of each academic year.  KDP is known for its involvement in several community activities. Each semester at least one service project is completed with a local school. Current members also voted to adopt a student at an international school in the country of Liberia. Most recently, KDP has established a partnership with Plantersville Elementary School in Georgetown County. Requirements for joining KDP are a 3.25 GPA and acceptance into the Education Professional Program.  Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. If anyone has questions, please contact Dr. Adriane Sheffield at asheffiel@coastal.edu.

Peer 2 Peer Mentoring

Offered through the Center for Excellence, Academic Advising, and Student Services, the Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program is one of the newer programs offered to our pre-professional students in the Spadoni College of Education. The Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program is designed to provide students with peers that act as positive role models in promoting healthy lifestyles. This program assists students in a smooth transition to college as they deliver services to peers and members of their community. The program's goal is to empower and to engage our pre-professional students as they encounter meaningful experiences and opportunities on their paths to becoming great educators. Contact Penny Bell at pbell@coastal.edu for more information.

PETE

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) is one of the oldest student organizations in the Spadoni College of Education. Membership is open to all students enrolled in the Physical Education Teacher Education program and welcomes new members. Dr. Sandra Nelson has been working with students in physical education for the past 25 years attending conferences, fundraising, participating in service projects and other community events. PETE club members attend South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SCAHPERD) Conference each November. At this conference, students from all across the state attend several interactive and content knowledge sessions and compete on the beach in the annual future professional “Superstars” competition. PETE also plays an active role in mentoring ‘at risk’ youth within the local schools. The physical activities for the Dalton and Linda Floyd “Teal Youth Day” held on campus each semester are orchestrated by the physical education students. If you are interested in joining the PETE club please contact Dr. Nelson at sandran@coastal.edu.

S-SCEA

The purpose of the Student-South Carolina Education Association (S-SCEA) organization is to aid Coastal Carolina University students who are majoring in education with tools and leadership opportunities to in turn become effective teacher leaders that advocate for the next generation. The organization strives to cultivate a generation of teachers who aspire to inspire until they retire. The organization is founded upon three core values: professional development, community involvement, and political involvement. Students must have a 3.25 GPA or higher, and be majoring in education. Our current initiatives are the Trunk O' Treat, Teacher Library Donation, Autism Awareness Walk, and Professional Development. We meet once a month for business meetings/professional development. Apply today to start investing in your collegiate career. All applications must be submitted to the executive board. Additional information can be found on our Coastal Connections page. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Payton Williams, President of the S-SCEA at plwilli1@coastal.edu.