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Phi delta kappa pdk


for change

Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)

Pdk s mission statement
PDK’s Mission Statement

To promote high-quality education, in particular publicly supported education, as essential to the development & maintenance of a democratic way of life. This mission is accomplished through leadership, research, & service in education.

Pdk s beliefs some highlights
PDK’s Beliefs… some highlights

  • PDK believes in upholding the ethical ideals of leadership, research, & service.

  • PDK believes that leadership should be nurtured & developed.

  • PDK believes that a dynamic organization incorporates the needs of its members, is responsive to the environment & trends, & changes as needed.

  • PDK believes that diversity strengthens its association.

Benefits of membership in int l pdk
Benefits of Membership in Int’l PDK

PDK provides its members with:

  • Opportunities for professional growth (including professional development training sessions & teacher-to-teacher e-mentoring)

  • Settings for networking & collegiality

  • Ways to serve education & their communities, including public school forums

  • Fellowships & funding opportunities (including travel scholarships, Graduate Fellowships in Educational Leadership, Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards)

Benefits of membership in int l pdk1
Benefits of Membership in Int’l PDK

Membership also provides access to services such as:

  • Online Curriculum Management Center

  • The Phi Delta Kappan Journal & PDK Connection Newsletter

  • The PDK Online Archives

  • The PDK Annual Summit on Public Education: 2009 -Quality Educator Recruitment & Retention!

  • International Travel Tours

Benefits of membership in pepperdine s chapter of pdk
Benefits of Membership in Pepperdine’s Chapter of PDK

  • Practical, Professional Development Programming made available (via videoconferencing) to all graduate campuses & available for download for later viewing

  • Opportunities for service in the LA area as part of the Pepperdine community & the international PDK community: including Pepperdine’s STEP FORWARD DAY & PDK’s Chalkwalk Fundraiser

  • Students with 3.80 cum GPA can wear gold honor cord to commencement ceremony

To join
To Join…

  • GSEP students are eligible for either “Career Changer Associate” or “Professional” Membership in PDK

  • Career Changer Associates: graduate students acquiring their teaching credential for the first time in their careers.

    $35 + 7.50 chapter dues + 2.50 processing fee=$45.00

  • Professional – must hold at least a BA & be credentialed as an educator or employed in an education-related field.

    $70 + 15.00 chapter dues + 5.00 processing fee=$90.00

  • Complete the Membership Application; submit with check made payable to “PDK” to APRIL UHLIG


  • A minimum of 4 officers are required for a chapter to be considered active. Officers must be professional standing:

    • President: lead your chapter in exciting activities that will develop the skills of your members, raise their profile, and make a difference to education

    • Treasurer: steward of chapter funds

    • Membership representative

    • Foundation representative

Contact information
Contact Information

  • Contact Person: April Uhlig

    Besenia Rodriguez

  • Via e-mail: PDK@PEPPERDINE.EDU

  • Via phone: 310.568.5770

  • Via web: GSEP’s PDK chapter website will go live by March 1