Student Organizations – School of Education & Human Development

Student Organizations

Student Involvement

The University of Miami, School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) offers many opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved in school-related extra-curricular activities. The following is a description of official SEHD sanctioned clubs and organizations, as well as honorary associations. Departmental organizations are open to all University of Miami students who have paid their student activity fee.

Departmental Organizations


Human and Social Development Student Association


The HSDSA is a student organization at UM that is designed to support and give voice to students in the Human and Social Development major. Members work with other students and faculty to promote the program's mission to train leading thinkers, professionals and future scholars in the pursuit of innovative, scientific, and practical approaches to the promotion of well-being. Students in the HSDSA promote the Human and Social Development Major within the University, host social and educational events, and build partnerships with campus and community organizations.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Todd Warner


Future Educators Association


FEA is a student organization at the University of Miami that provides opportunities for students to supplement their studies, field experience, portfolios, and associate teaching through a variety of events and community service projects. Events include guest speakers, lecture series, monthly visits to Canterbury Preschool, and other community projects. FEA allows students to form closer relationships with their peers as they partake in activities together and to network with experts in the field while promoting education. The organization is open to any student who is interested in the field of education or other fields that involve working with children.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ana Menda


Honorary Associations



The Dean's Dozen is a group of twelve official student ambassadors who are nominated through the Office of Undergraduate Academic Services. This honorary group of students was formed with the purpose of aiding the School of Education in representation and recruitment of students for the University of Miami.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gina F. Astorini

Pi Lambda Theta is the most selective national honor society of educators and a contributing body to quality assurance in education. It employs its standing and reach to advocate for accomplished teaching and standards-based professional learning. Eligibility requirements can be found at:
Pi Lambda Theta Website

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gina F. Astorini