WCSU Education Club
The purpose of the WCSU Education Club is to develop in prospective educators an understanding of the education profession, to provide for a united student voice in matters affecting their profession, to influence the conditions under which prospective educators are prepared, to advance the interests and welfare of students preparing for a career in education, to promote and project human and civil rights, and to stimulate the highest ideals of professional ethics, standards, and attitudes.
Reasons to join the club:
- Stay up to date on the latest changes within the Education Department including, but not limited to: graduation/certification issues, advisement policies, scholarship and job opportunities
- Receive advisement from current and past education majors concerning classes to take, contacts to make, and on-campus recources beneficial to you as an education major
- Make connections with fellow majors
- Attend on-campus professional development workshops such as interview and resume
- Take part in discussions with current teachers at our “Teacher’s Lounge” program
- Volunteer at off-campus events, that provide you with field experience working in schools
Our Partnership with CEA (Connecticut Education Association)
CEA is the largest teachers union in CT. They advocate for public schools and teachers. They also advocate for Educational policy, often getting invloved with the political aspect of Education; they have made headlines for defending bills that could have forever changed the livelihood of teachers across the nation. When you become a member of the Education Club, you are not just joining one club. You also have the opportunity to become a CEA-SP (Student Program) Member. For $20, you receive amazing benefits which are listed below. But more than these, you will also have access to professional conferences, club events where you work with actual students, and the ability to network with the five state univiersities and their education majors. To be a member of CEA - which serves nearly 43,000 teachers statewide - is an incredible resume booster. You will become a part of something much bigger than yourself.
Why join CEA?
- Resume building opportunties from membership include:
- Professional conferences (such as New Teachers Conference) discussing teacher evaluation, lesson planning, behavior management, bullying, common core and more
- tutoring, mentoring, charities within your community
- Volunteer hours and in-the-field experience working with students at statewide events.
- Building your technology skills with SMART Board and iPad training for classroom use!
- Leadership opportunites; such as becoming an Education Club officer, CEA-SP chair officer, along with National Education Association opportuntites to sit on committees
- Political involvement to help shape the future of Education
- Receive the same benefits that current teachers collect—for a student price.
- Publications to NEA Today, Instructor Magazine, Tomorrow’s Teachers, and CEA Advisor
- Discounts for merchandise and attractions, such as Connecticut Sun basketball games, Mystic Aquarium admission, and several ski resorts.
- Discounts for shopping at places such as Clinton Premium Outlets, Michael’s, New York and Company, Bose Electronics, and Staples Teacher Rewards Program
The Education Club holds events every year that look to increase Education majors’ interaction with children, boost networking possibilites with teachers and adminstrators, and provide professional advice from those who are currently in the field. Some of these events, with descriptions, can be found on our website along with pictures detailing what we have done. Our officers, along with CEA consultants, plan these events so that prospective educators can build their experience working with children in an educational setting, so that when the professional semester comes around, the classroom is a familiar place to be, and not something new and intimidating.
All meeting times can be found on our website, will be sent as reminders via email, and can be located on Facebook.
To receive updates via text message: text @wcsued to (203) 794-7080
Club Officers (2013-2014)
President: Timothy Nott, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Christina Schlupp
Treasurer: Jennifer O’Donnell
Secretary: Laurie Moses
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Becky Hall, email@example.com and Dr. Robin James, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Comments? Concerns?