"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.
Welcome New Faculty at College of Education
Dr. Mitchell Woltring Mitchell Woltring is a new professor in the HPELS Department with an expertise in sport management. He is from Wisconsin and received his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He received both his Master’s degree in Sport Management and his Ph.D. in Human Performance from Middle Tennessee State University. Professionally he has spent time working for the La Crosse Loggers Baseball Club, the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Middle Tennessee State University Baseball, the New York Mets Baseball Club, and has spent time coaching high school baseball in Wisconsin and Tennessee. He spent two years at Middle Tennessee State University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant where he served as the lead instructor in courses such as Administration of High School and College Athletics, Sport Tourism, Youth Sport Programming and Administration, and The Sport Agent – a course he created. He lives in Mobile with his wife Sarah, who is a high school Spanish teacher, and their dog Lambeau. Mitchell and Sarah are both avid Green Bay Packer and Milwaukee Brewer fans, with Mitchell’s family having season tickets to the Green Bay Packers.
Dr. Ronald Styron Ronald A. Styron, Jr. is a new professor at the Department of Leadership and Teacher Education. Dr. Styron has served as K-20 instructor and administrator. He has served as principal investigator for $3,000,000 in grant awards from United States Naval Research Laboratory, United States Department of Education, the Mississippi Department of Education, the Louisiana Department of Education, and the Greater New Orleans Leadership Center. He has been recognized as a United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Principal, St. Tammany Parish School Board Principal of the Year, Greater New Orleans Leadership Center Fellow, Louisiana PTA Educator of Distinction, and Louisiana Department of Education Regional Principal of the Year. He has collaborated with leadership and academic scholars including Grant Wiggins, Tim Waters and Larry Michaelsen. He has published 43 refereed publications, conducted 73 professional presentations and presented 67 instructor and administrator training sessions. His research interests include leadership, technology applications, and innovative instructional practices. He has taught face-to-face, blended, and online courses including Administrative Approaches to Technology, Advanced Organizational Theory, Careers in Education, Consensus Building and Decision Making, Contextual Dimensions of the Principalship, Educational Resources Development and Management, Instructional Supervision, Principal as Manager of Resources, Public School Finance, Research in Educational Administration and Supervision, Seminar in Higher Education Program and Curriculum Development, Special Problems in Educational Administration, Writing Successful Grant Proposals and Theories in Educational Organization and Administration.
Department of Leadership and Teacher Education
Dr. Peggy Delmas
"I like to set an environment where we are exchanging information and ideas, we are working together; I learn from my students, they learn from me, and we learn from each other."
Dr. Peggy Delmas
Department of Professional Studies
"I believe we have to sort of tear down the walls of where we are and really go out and see what types of things we can do to help our community..."
Dr. Joe'l Lewis
Department of Health, Physical Education & Leisure Studies
Dr. Christopher Keshock
"If you combine all of the things we have here..., it becomes a nice mix for students to actually see what they are learning in the classroom and experiencing it out there at sport and recreation events."
Brandon Clark - Exercise Science Program
Brandon won the Williams Charitable Foundation Book Award.
Alexandria Grow - Collaborative Secondary Special Ed/English Program
Alexandria won the Barbara Phillips Endowed Award for Special Education Teachers.
Kastala Brown - K-6 Teacher Education Program
Kastala won the College of Education Scholarship.
The College of Education faculty have been busy as they engaged in research and service that also made an impact on their teaching.
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USA Educational Leadership Ed.D. Program Accepting Applications for 3rd Cohort
The College of Education is now accepting applications for its third cohort of the Executive Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (Ed.D). This program is an intensive 60 credit hour program with K-12 and higher education specialization tracks designed for those who wish to earn a terminal degree in educational leadership. The structure of the program allows students to maintain their current employment while pursuing the degree, and may be completed in as few as 8 semesters.
There will be a reception at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18 for all students interested in learning more about the program. The meeting will be held in the College of Education Collaboratory (UCOM #3240). Those interested in attending should RSVP to Dr. Styron no later than Friday, December 11th at (251)380-2601, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission of all application materials for the program is March 15, 2016. Information, including admission requirements, may be found here. Please contact Dr. Ronald A. Styron, Jr. at (251)380-2601 or email@example.com for additional information.
Mortar Board Congratulations to COE faculty and students recognized at Azalea Chapter of Mortar Board 12th Annual Top Prof Ceremony.
Dr. Abigail Baxter - LTE
Mrs. Dianna Carlin - HPELS
Dr. Shawn Mitchell - HPELS
Jacqueline Naro - Therapeutic Recreation
Mallory Pitts - Exercise Science
Alyssa Sherman - Teacher Education
Dr. DagleyCongratulations to Dr. Dagley for receiving the Fannie R. Cooley Distinguished Professional Development Award at this year's Alabama Counseling Association Conference. This award recognizes the professional development of an individual. Professional development is defined as the intentional strengthening, expansion, enhancement, improvement and extension of the profession.
US Department of Education Congratulations to the Principal Investigator David Ellis and Co-Principal Investigators Abbie Baxter and Dennis Campbell on their recent award from the Model Comprehensive Transition and Post-secondary Program for Students With Intellectual Disabilities program awarded by The U.S. Department of Education. The award is in the amount of $2,004,324. The project is entitled, USA PASSAGE- Preparing All Students Socially and Academically for Gainful Employment.
Dr. Joan Holland
Congratulation to Dr. Kristen Sousa our first graduate in our new Educational Leadership Doctoral program. Dr. Sousa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Alabama. Additionally, she received a Master’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, an A Certificate in Administration, and an Educational Specialist degree from the University of South Alabama. In 2003, she received the Educational Leadership and Foundation Outstanding Graduate Student award for her work in the Educational Specialist program. Dr. Sousa has served on the Educational Leadership Advisory Council at the University of South Alabama and is a member of their Community Partnership Advisory Council. She has devoted twenty-three years to public education in the positions of classroom teacher, instructional coach, school administrator, and central office administrator. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Saraland City School System.
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Students at the COE entrance
MOBILE, ALABAMA 36688
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