College of Education
"The College of Education faculty is committed to supporting our students and collaborating
with the community in order to prepare our graduates to meet the demands of their
profession and exceed their professional goals. "
Dean Andi M. Kent
Discover USA College of Education
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.
Realize Your Potential to Change the World
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.
Meet the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Sport!
I am excited to announce that the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Studies has been renamed to the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Sport.
The three elements in the new name, Health, Kinesiology, and Sport, were chosen for the significance they represent within the department. Health and Sport are connected to the program offerings within the department through combinations of physical, mental, and social well-being. Kinesiology is a broader term defined as the student of human movement, encompassing a multi-theoretical base to include the physical, physiological, social, psychological, performance, health, sport performance, and pedagogy aspects of movement. Therefore, the name change will better describe the broader scope of the department.
Dean Andrea M. Kent
College of Education
Congratulations to COE Faculty!
Congratulations to the following College of Education faculty for receiving promotions and awards.
Dr. Andre Green — Promotion to Full Professor (LTE)
Dr. Susan Martin — Promotion to Associate Professor and Tenure (LTE)
Dr. Nancy Gaillard — Promotion to Senior Instructor (LTE)
Dr. Ron Styron — Dean's Award for Outstanding Contribution and Faculty Excellence (LTE)
Dr. Phillip Norrell - Faculty Excellence Award (HKS)
Dr. Susan Martin - Faculty Excellence Award (LTE)
Dr. Brenda Litchfield - Faculty Excellence Award (PS)
Dr. Amy Upton - Bukstein Foundation Scholarship for Developing Faculty (PS)
We are South!
Ms. Raven McShan is a Davidson High School Graduate, USA College of Education Honor Student and USA Scholarship Recipient. Raven is majoring in secondary education, language arts. We enjoyed her inspirational words at the 2016 Employee Campaign for the South Alabama Fund. #WeAreSouth #GoJags #Upward&Onward
Ms. Raven McShan and Dr. Paige Vitulli
Hot from the Press - Dr. Johnson's Oxford Handbook on Multimethods and Mixed Research Methods
Dr. Burke Johnson co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research
Inquiry with Dr. Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Professor of Sociology and the Director
of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
The Handbook has over 70 contributors, features interdisciplinary perspectives
and paradigms, and presents the most comprehensive and current review of the multi-method and mixed method research field. It provides ample amount of examples and case studies from a wide range of academic disciplines and will serve as an authoritative guide for researchers, policy makers, faculty, and graduate students.
Dr. Melody Tucker, College of Education Alumna, Milken Award Winner - The Oscar of Teaching!
Milken executive VP Jane Foley, Citronelle High School science teacher Dr. Melody Tucker and state superintendent Tommy Bice hold a check for $25,000 from the Milken foundation. (Cassie Fambro | firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of Leadership and Teacher Education
"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
"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."
Meet Our 2015 Scholarship Recipients
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.