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Your Journey of Teaching Excellence From Campus to Classroom Starts Here

Congratulations on your journey toward becoming a teacher of excellence! We celebrate your impressive academic achievements.

When you join KDP’s national honor society in education, you are part of a community that encourages your success and provides the resources and support you need to become an excellent teacher.

From opportunities to lead your local chapter to ways to impact education in your region, your KDP local and national membership experiences help you build professional relationships that go beyond graduation into your new teaching career.

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An honor society certificate and graduation regalia are just the beginning!

Our celebration of your academic accomplishments is important and the beginning of much more. As you transition into leading a classroom, the KDP community has your back. Empowered with teaching tools and experiences—plus access to valuable benefits—you will have what you need to succeed.

KDP's vast membership of more than 35,000 teacher candidates and teachers is a tremendous resource and support network for YOU. Teachers working in the classrooms want to pay it forward to KDP members like you by offering first-hand advice and support on all aspects of teaching.

Who’s eligible to join?

To be a member, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. All candidates submit an unofficial transcript or copy of a KDP-written invitation during application.
  2. Degree-seeking students shall be enrolled in or have already completed 6 hours of education courses; have a minimum collegiate GPA of 3.0 (or the equivalent of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale if a different system is used by the institution); and support KDP’s mission, vision, and values.
  3. Alternative Certification candidates with a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree shall be enrolled in or have already completed 6 hours of education courses and support KDP’s mission, vision, and values. There is no GPA requirement for someone who is pursuing teaching credentials and has earned a baccalaureate degree.
  4. Teachers who are in-service professionals shall submit proof of an undergraduate degree via an unofficial transcript. If the teacher is licensed and teaching and has a baccalaureate degree, then there is no GPA requirement—only proof of a degree, the teacher’s current position title, and school name and district where they are teaching.

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Valuable Resources and Benefits to Support Your Teaching Journey

To become an excellent teacher, you need outstanding support and resources on your journey from teacher preparation to graduation to your first teaching position. KDP celebrates your academic achievements and enriches your professional development through the completion of your program of study and into your teaching career. Enhance your journey with numerous benefits to help you be successful (and save money along the way).

Benefits: An annual value of nearly $2500.

Member Benefits When You Join or Renew Starting January 2022

Benefit Value Included
Free $1 Million in Protection with Professional Liability Insurance Download PDF $125
1 Year of Life Insurance $159
Learner’s Edge Teacher Development Program (Teacher Member Level) $189
Subscription to KDP Digital Magazine - The Teacher Advocate $25
Subscription to KDP Record Journal $52
Webinar library filled with dozens of sessions on critical topics - View Webinar Library $240
Discounts on School Supplies at Office Depot, Jo-Ann Fabrics, and More View Discounts $500
Registration Discount to our Convocation - Learn More About Convocation $50
$1,000 Tuition Discount with American College of Education View Discount $1000

KDP continually adds new benefits and resources to support your journey to become a teacher of excellence.

Get access to all of these valuable benefits and more for just $5.95/Month or $71.40/Year*

*Not including chapter dues.