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Association of Student Educators

At HBU, we are blessed to have an organization that is committed to the concept of ongoing professional preparation for students already in our Educator Preparation Program, as well as students who are in the process of making the decision about becoming an educator. The Association of Student Educators (ASE) is an organization that is focused on providing our members with opportunities to engage in professional development, service and collaboration. Dr. Kaye Busiek is the sponsor.

ASE is a local unit that functions under the auspices of the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE). A student becomes a member of ATPE when he or she takes classes at HBU that require field work. With the free ATPE membership, students receive free liability insurance and numerous discounts. Another of ASE’s goals is to encourage our members to remain ATPE members when they accept a teaching position in a Texas school.

Some of the topics that have been addressed at the meetings are campus safety, managing stress, the impact of truancy, interviewing tips, challenges in special education, and the differences in working for a private versus a public school. Some of the service opportunities have included assistance with the Teaching and Learning Symposium (sponsored by HBU’s School of Education), contribution of Box Tops for Education (for a local school’s reading program), and Books for Africa (for distribution to school children throughout Africa).

ASE meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month during the school year from 11 a.m.  to 11:50 a.m. in Hinton 207.

For information, please contact:

Dr. Kaye Busiek