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  . Kappa Delta Pi. International Honor Society in Education. W hat is Kappa Delta Pi?. Membership. 50,000 members worldwide Top 20% of educators in the country Educators in all stages of their careers

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kappa delta pi

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Kappa Delta Pi

International Honor Society in Education


What is Kappa Delta Pi?

  • 50,000 members worldwide
  • Top 20% of educators in the country
  • Educators in all stages of their careers
    • students, novice and practicing teachers, administrators, collegiate professors, and retirees

What is Kappa Delta Pi?

  • MISSION: To support and recognize scholarship and excellence in education
  •  stands for: Knowledge, Duty, Power
  • Founding ideals: science, service, toil, and fidelity to humanity
the seal

What is Kappa Delta Pi?

The Seal
  • Scroll and stylus symbolize the first tools used to record and pass on knowledge
  • Beehive symbolizes toil
what is kappa delta pi
What is Kappa Delta Pi?


  • 1911 - Founded by the University of Illinois Education Club
  • 1925 - The Laureate Chapter was created to recognize exceptional living educators
    • John Dewey was the first member
    • Other members include Jean Piaget, Howard Gardner, Eleanor Roosevelt, Alfie Kohn, Nel Noddings, and Albert Einstein

What is Kappa Delta Pi?

  • 1981 - First international chapter installed in Canada
  • 2004 - First Community College Chapter installed
  • 2006 - 550+ active chapters around the world at universities/colleges, in community Professional Chapters, and at public schools
what can kdp do for me
What can KDP do for me?

National Benefits

  • Recognition for your achievements
  • Networking with educators across the country
  • Local and national leadership opportunities
  • Teaching resources
  • Scholarships and grants to support your educational endeavors
  • Member-only discounts on products and services

As a member, you belong to an international network of the world’s finest educators!

job search assistance

What can KDP do for me?

Job Search Assistance
  • Access to job openings through partners such as Teachers-Teachers.com and American Association for Employment in Education
  • Certification information for all 50 states
  • Sample résumés, cover letters, and portfolios
  • Directory to Licensure Departments by state
quarterly publications

What can KDP do for me?

Quarterly Publications
  • New Teacher Advocate
  • receive free your 1st year of membership
  • a great resource for beginning teachers
  • The Educational Forum
  • research-based articles on important educational issues
  • only $16/year for members
  • Kappa Delta Pi Record
  • useful classroom ideas for practicing educators
  • free to active members (included in membership dues)

For sample articles, or to learn how to publish in any of these journals, visit the Publications section at www.kdp.org.

educational books

What can KDP do for me?

Educational Books

KDP books are available in numerous titles on diverse educational topics

  • Best-selling books include:
  • ABC’s of Job-Hunting for Teachers
  • Life Cycle of the Career Teacher
  • Experiencing Dewey: Insights for Today’s Classroom
  • New at KDP!
  • ABC’s of Classroom Management
education practices

What can KDP do for me?

Education Practices
  • Novice Notes – 4 issues per academic year
  • Ideas to Go – Monthly tips and suggestions
  • Teacher Hotline/Ask Miss Ruth

What can KDP do for me?

KDP Educational Foundation

  • Over $100,000 annually in scholarships for undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students.
  • $7,500 annually in Teacher Classroom Grants for K–12 teachers.
  • Chapter grants provide financial support to an active member of a local Kappa Delta Pi chapter each year from now until perpetuity.

You and your chapter can play an important role in helping to fund these programs by making a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation.


What can KDP do for me?

Professional Conferences

Award-winning conferences prepare you for the first years of teaching and give you an opportunity to learn from the country’s top educators. Connect with a large network of peers, experienced teachers, and renowned educators at KDP conferences.


Every two years, KDP hosts its preeminent international educational conference for professional development. Mark your calendar and join more than 1,500 educators at the 46th biennial Convocation in Louisville, KY, November 1–3, 2007.


Are you ready for the classroom? The workshops, discussion panels, and keynote speakers at these conferences boost the novice teacher’s ability to jump into the classroom!


What can KDP do for me?

Commercial Discounts

Save money through:

  • Discount professional liability, student teaching, medical, auto, and life insurance
  • 15% off Choice Hotels
  • 10% off ClassroomDirect.com teacher supplies
  • 10% off 1-800-flowers.com
  • Up to 20% off National Car Rental
  • Up to 10% off Alamo Car Rental

What can KDP do for me?

Your Local Chapter

To enhance your personal and professional growth and to gain the most from your membership, get involved with leadership and volunteer opportunities.

  • Participate in chapter programs and activities
  • Serve in a leadership role
  • Contribute to your local community through service projects
  • Support literacy during Reading Is Fun Week
  • Network with peers

How do I join Kappa Delta Pi?

  • Your academic achievements and credit hours distinguish you as an outstanding student of education
  • You must attend the initiation ceremony
  • Fees:
    • National annual dues: $35
    • Local chapter dues
    • Possible one-time initiation fee

Staying Active in Kappa Delta Pi

Membership renewal and address changes can be done online at www.kdp.org or by calling KDP Headquarters at 800-284-3167.

  • Attend a regional or national conference
  • Publish in one of KDP’s quarterlies or on KDP Online
  • Serve on a national standing or ad hoc committee
  • Start a local networking group after graduation
  • Connect with other committed educators online
  • Stay informed on Society news through The Kadelpian electronic newsletter
so to serve


that our words inspire a will to learn;


that each day may enhance the growth of exploring minds;

So to LIVE

that we may guide young and old to know the truth and love the right.


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K a p p a D e l t a P I

International Honor Society in Education