Why Join?
A KDP membership supports your professional growth, recognizes you for your scholarly achievements, provides leadership opportunities, and helps you land your first job.

As a KDP member, you always have a professional home.
Some Benefits of Membership
  • Free subscription to the award-winning New Teacher Advocate electronic edition for undergraduate members
  • Free subscription to the award-winning Kappa Delta Pi Record for graduate student and professional members
  • Access to professional liability insurance (Available for members in the U.S.)
  • Face-to-face and virtual networking, professional development opportunities and career center
  • KDP stole or honor cords at graduation
  • Publication and presentation opportunities at KDP events
  • Scholarship and grant programs
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Eligibility
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.

Cost
  • Student Membership: 1 year: $47 – 2 years: $82
  • Lifetime Membership: $750

Find Your Chapter

If there is a chapter on your campus, contact the faculty counselor to join. If you’re on a campus with no chapter, join now!