College of Education
"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
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.
Welcome to the University of South Alabama College of Education! If you want to inspire the young generation of Americans and shape the future of the country, become a teacher and join the most fulfilling and satisfying profession in the world.
Meet Our Faculty
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 Summer 2014 Daniel Foundation of Alabama Scholarship recipients:
Congratulations to the following faculty, staff and educational partners who have been recognized by the College of Education for their professional excellence.
2015 Faculty Awards
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
Excellence in Clinical Supervision
Supervisor - Ms. Amy Deas
Principal - Ms. Cheryl Chapman
School - O'Rourke Elementary School
2015 Staff Excellence Award
Ms. Gail McLean - Gerry Jean Clark Exemplary Staff Award