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Membership in Alpha Iota Chapter is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty members and other professional educators.

Undergraduate: When seeking membership as an undergraduate student, a candidate must have:

  • no less than first-term sophomore standing (the equivalent of at least 30 semester hours earned by the end of the term prior to the time of initiation) with an overall grade point average of at least 3.2 out of 4.0 or 

  • junior standing, be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, with an overall grade point average of at least 3.2 out of 4.0 or

  • senior standing with twelve hours of education courses completed, in progress or programmed, have an overall grade point average of at least 3.2 out of 4.0, and exemplify worthy educational ideals, express an intention to continue in the field of education, and exhibit evidence of leadership abilities.

Graduate: When seeking membership as a graduate student, a candidate must have:

  • completed six or more semester hours of graduate work at UNT, applicable to the degree program in which the student is enrolled

  • completed twelve hours of graduate courses in education, have an overall grade point average of at least 3.56 out of 4.0, and exemplify worthy educational ideals, express an intention to continue in the field of education,  exhibit evidence of leadership abilities.

Faculty: When seeking membership as a faculty member, a candidate must:

  • be a faculty member of the University of North Texas and give evidence of support for the Chapter and its programs. The number of faculty initiated at any one initiation ceremony shall not exceed ten percent of the total number of initiates.

Professional Educators: Persons employed as teachers or administrators in local schools may be invited to membership upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee and the approval of the Executive Committee.

How do I apply, once I've met the criteria?

We encourage you to join and if you do there are several steps you need to follow in order to be inducted as a member of the society. Please note that you may only apply during the application windows -- right before Fall and Spring semesters.

Step 1: Go to this website and apply for membership.

Step 2:  Attend the induction ceremony, in business casual clothes, with your family and friends.

We look forward to having you with us soon. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dr. Ricardo González-Carriedo
Ricardo.Gonzalez@unt.edu

Dr. Jeanne Tunks
Jeanne.Tunks@unt.edu