guide the work of PDK and will be realized through the following three goals:
Service—Cultivate and support the next generation of educators
Leadership—Recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of PDK members and chapters
Research—Share and distribute accurate knowledge and education research
Phi Delta Kappa International is the premier professional association for educators. For more than 100 years, it has focused its work on the tenets of service, research, and leadership.
PDK is the original member of the PDK International family of associations, which also includes Pi Lambda Theta (PLT) and the Future Educators Association® (FEA). Together, these three education associations support the full spectrum of the education profession, beginning with FEA for precollegiate prospective educators, continuing with PLT for collegiate preservice and practicing teachers, and concluding with PDK, a prestigious professional association of educators.
Specifically, PDK is one of the largest education associations in the world and has thousands of members dedicated to improving education, including teachers, principals, superintendents, and higher education faculty and administrators. PDK publishes the highly-regarded Phi Delta Kappan, the No. 1 education policy magazine, and sponsors the annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools.
PDK’s mission is to support education, particularly public education, as the cornerstone of democracy. Its vision is to be the experts in cultivating great educators for tomorrow while continuing to ensure high-quality education for today.
Membership in PDK demonstrates a commitment to the field of education and to professional growth, and we can help you advance your education career. Join PDK today and become a part of this powerful network of educators. Already a member? Renew your PDK membership so that you don’t miss any issues of Kappan magazine or other member benefits.