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Pi Lambda Theta

Pi Lambda Theta is a national honor society recognizing high standards in the study of education.

The Delta Theta Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta was established at Washington College in 2006.


PLT Events:

  • Panel of Education Experts
  • Día de Fútbol volunteers
  • 2014 Induction Speaker: Chris Cerino (mayor of Chestertown)
  • Banned Books Week Awareness and Reading
  • School Supply Drive
We are currently in the process of organizing a student tutoring program at the local library. 


With a diversified membership welcoming those interested and involved in a multitude of teaching and learning endeavors (not just K-12), this honor society provides ongoing service, professional development, socials, and organizational leadership opportunities for its members. 

Membership Criteria:

  • All strong sophomore*, junior and senior scholars, of any major, with a 3.5 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply to Pi Lambda Theta.
  • Applicants intend to pursue a career in education (such as K-12 teaching, adult education, museum education, college-level teaching, etc.).
  • Turn in a typed and completed application form to Ms. Cathy Naundorf in Goldstein 114 by 4pm on the second Friday in February.

*Sophomores must have completed three semesters at Washington College or a transfer college.

Additional Information:

  • Applicants will be notified of their acceptance in late February.
  • The induction ceremony will be held after spring break.
  • Once inducted, make sure that you are a member of the PLT Canvas page. Please contact our faculty advisor, , with questions.