2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Education and Counseling


Audrey Church, Ph.D., Chair

 

In collaboration with departments in the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Education and Counseling offers courses in the following programs of study:

  1. Elementary Education and Teaching. The Department offers education coursework and field experiences for students who wish to be elementary education (PK - 6) teachers. Students are Elementary Education and Teaching, BS  majors.
  2. Elementary and Middle School Education and Teaching. The Department offers education coursework and field experiences for students who wish to be elementary or middle education teachers (6 - 8 add on endorsement). Students are Elementary and Middle School Education and Teaching, BS  majors.
  3. Liberal Studies Special Education. The department offers a five-year program in special education with licensure in Special Education: General Curriculum K-12. Students are Liberal Studies, BS  majors with a concentration in special education. Students who complete the undergraduate program will receive a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. Upon the completion of the fifth year students will receive a Master’s degree in Education and licensure in special education. Students must complete the fifth year to be endorsed to teach special education.

 

Early Childhood Education.  The Department offers education coursework and field experiences for students who wish to be early childhood educators. Students are Early Childhood Education, BS  majors. Students can option to take the licensure or the non-licensure path.

The department also offers the following graduate degrees: Master of Science degree in Education; Master of Science degree in Counselor Education; Master of Education degree in Reading, Literacy, and Learning; and Master of Education degree in School Librarianship. Information about these programs is found in the Graduate Catalog.

Early Childhood Education Program

Faculty

Sara Miller, EdD, Associate Professor of Education, Program Coordinator for Early Childhood Education
Stephanie Watts, EdD, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education and Teaching Program
Elementary and Middle School Education and Teaching Program

Faculty

Alecia Blackwood, EdD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Rebecca Brusseau, MEd, Visiting Instructor of Education
Patricia L. Hastings, PhD, Associate Professor of Education and Special Education
David Locascio, PhD, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Education
Evan Long, PhD, Assistant Professor of Education, Program Coordinator for Elementary and Middle School Education and Teaching
Sara Miller, EdD, Associate Professor of Education, Program Coordinator for Early Childhood Education
Pam Randall, PhD, Assistant Professor of Education
Dorothy Suskind, PhD, Assistant Professor of Education
Mary Tackett, PhD, Assistant Professor of Education, Program Coordinator for Elementary Education and Teaching and Elementary and Middle School Education and Teaching

Special Education

Faculty

Kat Alves, PhD, Assistant Professor of Special Education and Graduate Program Director
Karen Feathers, EdD, Assistant Professor of Special Education and Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Christopher Jones, PhD, Associate Professor of Special Education
Aftab Khan, PhD, Associate Professor of Special Education

Programs

    Bachelor of ScienceTeaching LicensureMinor