School of Education

Chair: Christine L. Fryer, Ed.D.

The diverse graduate programs of the School of Education incorporate the latest research-based theories on teaching and learning to challenge candidates to be leaders in the educational community, thoughtful consumers and producers of scholarship and research, and innovative and reflective practitioners committed to the development of student potential. Candidates learn to be proactive instruments of change as they integrate knowledge and action and communicate and collaborate effectively in contexts of ambiguity and diversity and within a technological, and global community. Emphasis, therefore, in all courses is placed on strategies that teachers and leaders can employ in the classroom to bring about active involvement on the part of all learners.

Education Program Overview

The graduate programs in the School of Education hold the distinction of meeting the rigorous professional standards of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP accredits educator preparation programs that lead to certification/licensure, bachelor’s, master’s, post-baccalaureate and doctoral degrees in the United States and internationally. In so doing, the School of Education’s programs demonstrate state-of-the-art facilities for library research, curriculum development, and tech- nology. The utilization of these resources is woven into a carefully planned sequence of courses. The graduate programs also enjoy strong relationships with area schools and private centers and have participated in joint research projects. The graduate experience is further strengthened by area educational personnel and model teaching sites.