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Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, is a membership organization founded by Dr. William Bagley in 1911 at the University of Illinois to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. KDP Membership is a lifelong connection to a network of 40,000 exceptional educators working in various levels of education, including some of today’s top thinkers and practitioners in education.

KDP Membership includes:
  • discounts with education-related retailers,
  • insight into hot topics in education,
  • access to various publications and webinars,
  • participation in the exclusive KDP Global network,
  • involvement in KDP events and service projects,
  • opportunities for presentation and publication, and
  • recognition through awards and scholarships.
KDP Membership Dues:
  • Student and Professional Membership: 1 year: $46 – 2 year: $81
  • Lifetime Membership: $750
  • Family Membership: 1 year: $65 -- 2 year: $130
  • Retiree Membership: 1 year: $25 – 2 year: $50
  • Emeritus Membership: 1 year: $15 – 2 year: $30
  • Institutional Membership: Non-profits and museums - $160 per year
    Businesses/corporations - $240 per year

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Kappa Delta Pi is a prestigious, respected, and trusted organization. As a member, you will enjoy the honor of belonging and benefit from the long history of a society of thoughtful, game-changing educators. You will learn from today’s best teachers through vetted websites, informative webinars, instructive articles, and stimulating conferences and conversations. Your participation in this worldwide community will instruct and support you throughout your career—from undergraduate service in a chapter through your retirement, KDP is honored to share in your lifelong learning

KDP members enjoy resources that adapt and respond to changes in the field. Currently, KDP member benefits include:

Knowledge Benefits

Community Benefits
  • Discounts with education-related retailers
  • Leadership opportunities and professional development programming for undergraduates, graduates, and administrators through more than 600 worldwide chapters
  • Career Center and Job Search Academy with job search and recruitment resources for new graduates
  • New Teacher Community with resources, webcasts, and mentors for teachers early in their careers
  • Webinars and podcasts for professional development on hot topics and facilitated by experts
  • Literacy Alive! and other service projects which inspire literacy and global citizenship for children and adults
  • Online community of educators in KDP Global for support and idea sharing

Recognition Benefits