Marymount University is the only Virginia partner with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Professional Development Network. This affords students unique hands-on learning opportunities "providing them with sustained access to NASA resources and assets," according to NASA.
As part of the partnership, Rick Varner, an aerospace educational specialist from the Goddard Space Center, visits Dr. Usha Rajdev's Science Methodology class every semester and provides professional development training related to the Earth and Space unit, helping preservice teachers prepare for their own classroom activities.
Student Virginia Education Association
is a professional pre-service teacher organization, dedicated to providing college students with opportunities to explore the teaching profession.
Kappa Delta Pi
is an international honor society in Education dedicated to those demonstrating high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the field.
Membership is open to undergraduate students who have completed, or are enrolled in, 12 hours of Education courses; be accepted into the teacher-education program; and have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA. Graduate students must have completed 12 hours in Education coursework, be fully accepted into the teacher-education program, and have a minimum 3.5 graduate GPA.