The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) is one of the oldest education associations in the world. Founded in 1892, ACEI promotes the inherent rights of children and the professional development of classroom teachers.
To promote and support in the global community the optimal education and development of children, from birth through early adolescence, and to influence the professional growth of educators and the efforts of others who are committed to the needs of children in a changing society.
Hazel McCanne Student Branch
Our student branch is named in memory of Dr. Hazel McCanne, a professor of Early Childhood Education in our department for many years. Her work at this university is memorialized in a photo montage on the 3rd floor of the Education Building. Membership in our student branch benefits future teachers by involving them in activities related to teaching and offering an opportunities to share ideas and interests with others committed to children. While we encourage membership in ACEI, all members and non-members are welcome at our meetings. Please see our bulletin board on the 2nd floor of the Education Building for updated membership and meeting information.
Texas State Branch Officers Spring 2014
President -- Kelsey Gutierrez
Vice President -- Marcela Salisbury
Treasurer -- Kayla Holloway
Secretary -- Magy Basily
Publicity/Historian -- Anna Meyers
Fundraising -- Brianna Hart
Community Service -- Jasri Iglesias
B.E.S.O. or the Bilingual Education Student Organization is a Professional Development organization that was founded at Texas State University on February 20, 1980. We are affiliated with the Texas Association for Bilingual Education or TABE.
The purpose of B.E.S.O. is to create opportunities for students to exchange ideas, practices, and information about bilingual education on a local, state, and national level and promoting bilingual-bicultural education. Our organization makes every effort to develop support groups, to grow professionally, and to serve the local bilingual community through various volunteer activities. Additionally, B.E.S.O. provides a means for recruitment of new Bilingual Education teachers, which is one of the highest-need teaching fields in Texas and throughout the nation.
The B.E.S.O. meetings are conducted in a relaxed atmosphere. Typically B.E.S.O. will have two monthly meetings, which will occur every other week. Our meetings will feature invited speakers from the education sector and they will serve as a forum for the presentation and discussion of different topics such as policy, teaching practices, research, materials development, and lesson ideas. The meetings will also serve as a forum where students can share ideas about Bilingual Education and discuss what works and what does not. Our goal is to build relationships with one another and learn from each other.
For more information contact B.E.S.O. sponsors: Dr. Roxanne Allsup-Cuellar or Dr. Maria De la Colina
Chapter Counselor in San Marcos: Dr. Nathan Bond, NathanBond@txstate.edu
Chapter Counselor in San Marcos and Round Rock: Dr. Nathan Bond, NathanBond@txstate.edu
The San Marcos Student Reading Council is an organization dedicated to promoting literacy. This student organization is affiliated with the Texas Association of Literacy Education (TALE) and the International Literacy Association (ILA).
Students who join the Reading Council also become members of TALE and have the option to join the International Reading Association at the student rate. Student members of ILA may attend the national conference at no cost.
Membership in the Reading Council provides multiple opportunities to enhance leadership skills, which include: presenting at and attending local, state and national conferences; opportunities to connect and share ideas with other university student reading councils; and planning/implementing community service projects.
Each semester, the Reading Council sponsors a read aloud event with San Marcos Public Library, sharing our literacy teaching with local children, and engaging in crafts and play. At the Reading Council meetings students hear experienced teachers and highly-qualified speakers who address topics such as classroom diversity, literacy pedagogy, reading across the curriculum, and student motivation.
You are invited to join the Reading Council at Texas State. For more information and a membership application contact the sponsor: Dr. Gwynne Ellen Ash at firstname.lastname@example.org.