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Professional Membership Professional Membership

Eligibility | Benefits | Discounts

Professional Requirements

  • Show evidence that you obtained a degree in education with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 for BS/BA or 3.25 for MS/MA or submit two letters of recommendation for membership in KDP from a supervisory administrator or show evidence of being National Board Certified, that you hold alternative certification or licensure, or are a nationally award-winning teacher;
  • Demonstrate leadership attributes and a commitment to equity; and
  • Have the intent to continue academically or professionally in the field of education.
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Current teachers, career changers, higher education facuilty, and school administrators.

$50 per year / $750 Lifetime / $29 Retirees per year

Student Membership Student Membership

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Undergraduate Student Requirements

  • Be enrolled in an institution offering an education degree and have the intent to continue academically and professionally in the field of education;
  • Demonstrate leadership attributes and commitment to equity;
  • Have completed at least 18 credits of collegiate course work;
  • Have at least 6 credit hours in education course work programmed, in progress, or completed;
  • Demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater or ranking in the upper 20% of the school; and
  • Receive an invitation to membership from the chapter at the college where you are currently enrolled (if a chapter operates on your campus).

Graduate Student Requirements

  • Have graduate standing in an institution offering an education degree and have the intent to continue academically and professionally in the field of education;
  • Demonstrate leadership attributes and commitment to equity;
  • Have completed at least 6 credit hours of graduate course work;
  • Have at least 6 credit hours in education course work programmed, in progress, or completed; and
  • Demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher for all graduate course work completed or ranking in the upper 18.75% of the institution or school.

Doctoral Student Requirements

  • Be enrolled in an institution offering an education degree and have the intent to continue academically and professionally in the field of education;
  • Demonstrate leadership attributes and commitment to equity; and
  • Show evidence of work toward a doctoral degree in education.

Students Seeking Alternative Certification Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree;
  • Completion of at least 3 credits (or equivalent) of a certification program;
  • Have at least 6 credits (or equivalent) of education courses programmed, in progress, or completed; and
  • Demonstrate a GPA of 3.25 or ranking in the upper 20% of the institution or school.

Please select the chapter or institution at which you were invited to join. If your institution does not have a chapter, select "not listed."

Undergraduates, graduates, doctoral, and those seeking alternative certification.

$50 per year / $750 Lifetime

Institution Membership Institution Membership

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Museums, associations, corporations, or business. Excludes schools and libraries where KDP chapters and individual memberships are applicable.

Nonprofits and museums $160 per year
Business and corporations $240 per year

Chapter bylaws supersede Society bylaws. Active chapters determine eligibility requirements for students currently enrolled regardless of how you apply for membership.