HONOR SOCIETY - Omega Gamma Chi
Honor Society for Special Education Teachers
A Prestigious Honor Society for Special Education Teachers
WHO WE ARE
Omega Gamma Chi
Founded in Washington, D.C.
March 1, 2012
A National Honor Society of Special Education Teachers,
Conceived in Fellowship, Based on Ethics
and Dedicated To Educating Children with Special Needs
The Objectives of Omega Gamma Chi are to:
- Reward each member with academic recognition; this is received just by being inducted
- Promote fellowship among special educators
- Encourage and foster high ethical standards
- Develop a true fraternal spirit and loyalty
- Advocate excellence in the teaching of exceptional children
Omega Gamma Chi, National Honor Society in Special Education, is an integral part of the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) founded by Dr. Roger Pierangelo and Dr. George Giuliani in 2004. NASET was established to foster excellence in special education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to this specialized field of teaching.
WHY Ω Γ Χ Was Formed
An Honor Society is formed to identify those within a field of study that have met certain criteria that places them in a prestigious position within this field. Omega Gamma Chi was founded because there was no such honor society solely for special education teachers. This specialized field deserved its own honor society and NASET felt an obligation and a responsibility to create an honor society where special education teachers who have met high standards would be recognized for their achievements.
The mission of the Omega Gamma Chi National Honor Society is to provide meaningful recognition to deserving special education teachers. It is the hope that members of Omega Gamma Chi will become teacher ambassadors for promoting excellence in the field of special education.
Benefits of OMEGA GAMMA CHI Honor Society Membership
- All members receive a professional certificate for Omega Gamma Chi (suitable for framing)
- All members receive an Omega Gamma Chi National Honor Society pin
- Lifetime discounted NASET annual membership renewal fee of only $45.00
- Membership in Omega Gamma Chi is for life as long as you are a member of NASET
HOW TO JOIN OMEGA GAMMA CHI
The opportunity to be a member of Omega Gamma Chi will allow you to be part of a prestigious group of chosen professional in your field. Omega Gamma Chi was founded for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and promoting excellence in teaching, and advancing the field of special education.
The criteria for membership in Omega Gamma Chi are:
1 - The individual must be a member, in good standing, of the National Association of Special Education Teachers.
2 - The individual must be graduated from a United States or Canadian institution of higher education fully or provisionally accredited by a regional, state, provincial or national accrediting body.
3 - The individual must have attained a final Grade Point Average (GPA) at either the undergraduate or graduate level of 3.00 or greater out of a 4.00 scale.
4 - The individual must be state certified as a special education teacher.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Omega Gamma Chi, your application must include the following:
1 - Application form (go here)
2 - A copy of a final transcript validating your degree in special education
3 - A copy of your teaching certification
4 - A check in the amount of $75.00 made payable to NASET or complete the credit card information on the Application form
This application should then be faxed to 800-424-0371 OR mailed directly to
NASET - Ω Γ Χ ,
3642 E. Sunnydale Drive
Chandler Heights, AZ 85142
If you are a not presently a member of NASET, and wish to be a member of Omega Gamma Chi, you must first JOIN NASET as a member and then follow the directions above for members. If your membership in NASET has expired - Renew NASET Membership.
If you have any questions regarding Omega Gamma Chi, please contact NASET at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-754-4421 ext.101.