Student Organizations

of the College of Education & Professional Studies

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College-wide Organizations

America Reads:
This program is a national literacy and comprehension program for school age youth. Volunteers work one on one with students, or within small groups reading and building literacy or and listen to students practicing their reading but is not limited too. Some volunteers, usually in middle and high school, also work within other educational elements where comprehension and phonic skills are crucial for well-rounded students like in Science, Math, and Social Studies. If you are interested in this organization, please email us at

Best Buddies:
We match people with intellectual disabilities with college students and creates one-to-one friendships. In the past, individuals with an intellectual disability often didn't have the opportunity to have friends outside their own isolated environment. When a college student becomes a Peer Buddy, he or she offers their Buddy the chance to explore friendship and all it offers. Best Buddies at UW-Whitewater is a fun way to make new friends with and without dissabilities. For information please visit or email

CARE (Creative and Resourceful Educators):
Our mission is to advocate for the community of young children and their families through philanthropy, community service, and education. Our organization is open to UW-Whitewater students, and community members. We are confident, competent, caring, and resourceful educators. We strive for leadership and standards of excellence through networking. If you are interested in this organization and would like more information, you can email

FTSO (Future Teachers Student Organization):
We are committed to the empowerment of future teachers to make a difference in the lives of their future students, their communities, and the world at large through on-going professional development and participation in transformational learning experiences. Our mission is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, aptitudes, and resources to become effective teachers, servant leaders, and advocates for the teaching profession at local, state, and national levels. This organization is open to anyone, of any major. If you would like to know more, please email us at or visit our Facebook page at

Kappa Delta Pi (Honorary):
International Honor Society in Education

Aspiring Educators:
We believe in helping you leverage and grow your skills as a future educator through experiences and professional development outside of your classes. Helping you become connected to our campus and community is our number one goal because we want you to gain real life experience working with students. We are affiliated with our parent organization WEAC (Wisconsin Education Association Council), and the NEA (National Education Association). We believe in strong teachers, strong kids, and a strong future. If you do too, join Aspiring Educators.
Contact us:
Instagram: @uwwaspiringeducators
Snapchat: @UWWAspiringEd
Facebook: UW-W Aspiring Educators of Wisconsin

Business and Marketing Education

Business and Marketing Education Association (BMEA):
We are an organization open to all students and majors, although directed towards those who plan on teaching business or marketing. Do you remember DECA? We work closely with high school DECA, working at both district and state competitions. If you are interested in this organization, you can email

Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Our students major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking. If you are 
interested in DECA or would like more information about it please email us at

Pi Omega Pi: 
Pi Omega Pi creates and encourages interest and promotes scholarship in business education as well as fostering high ethical standards in business and professional life among teachers. Pi Omega Pi encourages civic responsibility and works to create a fellowship among teachers of business subjects. Pi Omega Pi teaches the ideal of service as the basis of all worthy enterprise.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

NSSLHA is the student interest group for Communication Sciences and Disorders and is the student counterpart of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The UW-Whitewater NSSLHA Chapter is heavily involved with awareness, fundraising, volunteering, and furthering education within the Whitewater community. NSSLHA aims to support individuals as well as other organizations providing to the special needs of those with a wide variety of communicative disorders. 

Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching

The mission of this organization is to promote career and professional development opportunities for students interested in health, physical education, human performance, recreation, coaching, sport and related fields.  The student organization organizes a Fall and Spring speaker series to enhance professional networking opportunities for students.  The student leadership team also seeks to provide organized volunteer opportunities and hosts yearly campus events to enhance students' campus involvement, community involvement, and future career development in HPERC related fields. To get in contact with us email


Twitter: @UWW_ACTIVE

Music Education

NAfME (Collegiate National Association for Music Education):
NAfME is a professional organization that primarily focuses on music education issues. It is the collegiate version of NAfME, which is the National Association for Music Education. NAfME is the largest national association dedicated to the advancement of music education and to professional growth opportunities for its members. The collegiate chapters total about 1/5 of the total NAfME membership. If you would like to learn more about this organization, please email

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