BESO Membership

Membership Requirements

Members must be current students at UNT with an interest in promoting high-quality Bilingual/ESL education.

Faculty and alumni may also join as provisional members but do not have the ability to vote or hold office.

Turn in current application. BESO requires a $15 annual membership fee.

Expectations of BESO Members


Members are encouraged to attend meetings.


Membership to B.E.S.O. is $15 and will cover an entire year starting the first day of school. $10 to renew your application.


B.E.S.O. members are encouraged to actively participate in the organization’s activities such as:

• Fundraisers
• Conferences
• Volunteering at other UNT sponsored events such as CANstruction and Welcome Back Bash.

Annual Events

• BESO Members Meetings
• BESO Teacher Panels
• Spring Graduation Reception
• BEAM Conference
• TexTESOL Regional Conference
• TexTESOL State Conference
• TABE Conference

Organization Affiliations

Texas Association of Bilingual Education (TABE) - 110 Broadway Suite 480 - San Antonio, TX 78205 - 1-800-822-3930 (
National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE) - 8701 Georgia Avenue - Suite 611 - Silver Spring, MD 20910 - Phone: (240) 450-3700 (