Education Student Organizations

Akron Council of Education Students (ACES)
ACES is a student organization dedicated to enhancing communications between education students by promoting fellowship and supplement professional training through extra- and co-curricular activities related to education.

Co-Advisers: Dr. Denise Stuart
Campus Phone: (330) 972-8468

Association of Honors Educators (AHE)
AHE is a service, professional, and social organization created by and for pre-service teachers in the Honors College. It provides its members with opportunities to network with each other as well as with other education professionals through a variety of events and service projects.

Chi Sigma Iota - Alpha Upsilon
Chi Sigma Iota promotes scholarship, research, professionalism, and excellence in counseling and recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the field of counseling.  |  Website:

Adviser: Dr. Robert Schwartz
Campus Phone: (330) 972-8155

Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Organization
Promotes scholarly development in the practice of counseling psychology, facilitates networking among students and faculty, and promotes participation in research, professional workshops, and conventions in counseling psychology.  |  Website:

Co-Advisers: Dr. James Werth, Jr. (Psychology)
Campus Phone: (330) 972-2505

E-Docs brings together doctoral students, doctoral alumni, and faculty to engage in social and academic interactions beyond the walls of the classroom, in the hope that such interactions will create collegial friendships and opportunities to learn and grow from each other.  |  Website:

Co-Advisers: Dr. Susan Kushner Benson and Dr. Sandra Spickard Prettyman
Campus Phone: (330) 972-8577 and (330) 972-8164

Pi Lambda Theta, Beta Lambda Chapter
Pi Lambda Theta is an honor society and professional association in Education. Its purpose is to recognize persons of superior scholastic achievement and high potential for professional leadership. As a professional association, its purpose is to stimulate independent-thinking educators who can ask critical questions to improve educational decision making.  |  Website

Advisers: Dr. Renee Mudrey-Camino and Dr. I-Chun Tsai
Campus Phone: (330) 972-6470 or (330) 972-6774

Society for the Advancement of Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy
This society encourages and promotes academic achievement, research, mentorship, professional development, advocacy, networking, and service to the profession of marriage and family counseling/therapy among graduate students, faculty, and others related to The University of Akron’s Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy programs in the College of Education.

Adviser: Dr. Karin Jordan
Campus Phone: (330) 972-5515

Student Association for Graduates in Education (SAGE)
Group for graduate students in higher education administration who are interested in professional development, networking, and social events.

Adviser: Dr. Sandy Coyner
Campus Phone: (330) 972-5822

Student Council for Exceptional Children
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the welfare and education of exceptional children and youth through: promoting community awareness, affecting community values and programs, helping individuals, personal involvement, experiences that promote growth, and empathy within each member.

Adviser: Dr. Al Daviso
Campus Phone: (330) 972-5634

University Association for the Education of Young Children
The purpose of UAEYC is to enlighten, enrich and encourage participation of future professionals in the promotion of quality education and development of young children.

Adviser: Dr. Susan Witt
Campus Phone: (330) 972-7723

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