Adrian Dominican School of Education Student and Professional Organizations

Barry University's School of Education sponsors and is involved in several student organizations and national professional organizations that are designed to assist you in your professional development.

Honor Societies

Beta Upsilon Chapter Of Chi Sigma Iota

Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society in counseling for students, professional counselors, and counselor educators whose mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in counseling. There are a total of 284 chapters internationally. Barry's chapter, Beta Upsilon, has received multiple awards since 1999 for its Outstanding Newsletter and as an Outstanding Chapter.

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Kappa Delta Pi - International Honor Society in Education

Phi Delta Kappa is an international association for professional educators. The organization's mission is to promote quality education as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life by providing innovative programs, relevant research, visionary leadership, and dedicated service. The Barry University Chapter of PDK was installed in 2002.

Alpha Mu Chapter of Chi Sigma Alpha

The Barry University Chapter of Chi Sigma Alpha is Alpha Mu, founded in 2019. Chi Sigma Alpha is an International Student Affairs Honor Society that has connections to the MS in Higher Education Administration, the MS in Leadership and Innovation with a Specialization in Higher Education Administration, and the EdD in Organizational Leadership with a Specialization in Higher Education Administration. This honor society also includes among its members graduate and doctoral program alumni as well as professionals in the field of student affairs and higher education administration.

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Student Organizations

Association for Talent Development South Florida Chapter

Students in Barry's graduate Human Resource Development (MS) program will find membership in this chapter to be a great asset in their professional development. The South Florida Chapter includes Talent Development professionals from the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. As noted on the ATD website, "ATD chapters provide local networking and professional development opportunities for training, HRD, and performance improvement professionals across the United States." For more information on ATD, please visit their website at .

The Education Association of Barry (EAB)

The purpose of the EAB organization is to establish an association that promotes unity among the pre-service education students and Barry University. The Association shall encourage the pre-service education students to grow professionally and to continue to learn new ideas that will enhance them as future educators.

Professional Organizations

ACA - American Counseling Association

For more information, visit the American Counseling Association's website at

CEC - Council for Exceptional Children

Please note: All ESE majors (at the undergraduate or the graduate level) are encouraged to join this professional organization; students may join the national as well as the state and local (Dade County) organizations. For more information or to become a member, visit the CEC website at

The Florida Literacy Association

For more information or to become a member, visit the Florida Reading Association's website at

International Literacy Association

For more information or to become a member, visit the International Reading Association's website at

NASP - The National Association of School Psychologists

For more information, visit the National Association of School Psychologists' website at

Phi Delta Kappa - International Association for Professional Educators

For more information on Phi Delta Kappa, visit the Association's website at

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Management

For more information visit the Society's website at