"We offer challenges and opportunities that will prepare you for a life of inquiry and professional development that will enhance the quality of life for every citizen."
Dean Richard L. Hayes
The College of Education is one of nine colleges and schools of the University of South Alabama. Founded on February 1, 1967, the College has a total annual budget exceeding 14 million dollars and supports 85 different programs leading to six distinctive degrees. The College is nationally accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and its educator preparation programs are accredited by the Alabama State Department of Education.
Our purpose is to prepare highly-qualified professionals who are committed to meeting the educational needs of our community, state, and nation in an international context that demands a literate citizenry equipped with the tools to be effective in the 21st century - critical thinking and problem-solving, entrepreneurship and economic literacy, interpersonal communication, multicultural competence and global awareness, teaming and collaboration, and proficiency in the use of information and technology to communicate effectively with others.
Congratulations to the following faculty, staff and educational partners who have been recognized by the College of Education for their professional excellence.
Dr. Ryon McDermott - Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity
Dr. Eddie Shaw - Distinguished Career Award for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Amy Upton - Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Ellen Broach - Distinguished Contributions to Improving Our Community
Dr. Jim Van Haneghan - Distinguished Contributions to Life-Long Learning
Dr. Brandon Browning - Bukstein Foundation Scholarship for Developing Faculty in Education
Drs. Eddie Shaw, Kelly Byrd, and Susan Santoli - Excellence in Teaching Award for Outstanding Innovation
Supervisor - Ms. Amy Deas
Principal - Ms. Cheryl Chapman
School - O'Rourke Elementary School
Congratulations to Mr. Josh Wooden on his receipt of the 2015 Beth and Don Davis National Alumni Association Excellence in Advising Award.
Ms. Gail McLean - Gerry Jean Clark Exemplary Staff Award
Congratulations to Megan O'Neill, an Instructional Design doctoral student, who was just selected by the US Department of State for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program.
The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those in other countries. Megan will be going to New Zealand for February and March in 2016. Megan teaches marine biology at Spanish Fort High School. She will be working with science teachers in Wellington, NZ on the use of flipped classrooms.
Dr. Ron Styron
Congratulations to Dr. Ron Styron on receipt of an outstanding paper award at the 2015 Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications conference for his paper entitled Directing a Quality Enhancement Plan, which is based on his Alloy Improvement Model that takes an integrated approach to organization improvement.
Dr. Joel Lewis
Congratulations to Dr. Joel Lewis on her recognition as the Alabama Young Professionals Social Justice Champion, which recognizes a person who works hard to ensure fairness, equity and inclusion in their community.
Dr. Andre Green Congratulations to Dr. Andre Green on his receipt of a $295,000 award from the National Science Foundation for his Pathway to Mathematics Program that is intended to increase the number of mathematics teachers in the MCPSS through an intensive 4-semester master’s degree program.
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Students at the COE entrance
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