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What is Phi Delta Kappa?

Founded in 1906, Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) is the premier professional association for educators. Since its founding, this member-based association has been a dedicated advocate for public schools and strives to prepare the next generation of educators. Through a wide range of innovative initiatives based on visionary leadership, relevant research, and dedicated service, PDK serves practicing teachers, administrators, college educators, and those concerned about public education. Over 300 of PDK’s 50,000 members are alumni of Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

The PDK website and publications focus on cutting-edge information for teachers and administrators and provide topical and timely advice for teachers at all levels. In addition, PDK members may purchase a commemorative medallion through PDK International to wear at their graduation ceremony.

If you’d like more details on the benefits of joining PDK, you may also view the presentations below:

PDK International Orientation Presentation


Jennifer Trubenbach (MA '04) was given a standing ovation as one of People magazine's 2008 Heroes Among Us.