Faculty and staff in the School of Education embrace the mission of Elon University. That is, we work toward developing an academic community built upon respect for human diversity, passion for learning, personal integrity, and the pursuit of justice.
Our graduates also embrace the mission of Elon University. They approach life and work with optimism, honor, determination, and thoughtfulness. They are proactive leaders, proficient instructors, social justice advocates, and ethical decision makers.
In sum, the School of Education at Elon University CARES. We believe in and strive for Compassionate Activism Resulting in Empowered Students.
Our compassion emerges from our concern about issues of equity and access in education. Our activism is grounded in our ethos of critical engagement with a focus on intellectual growth. The results we seek are empowered students — in mind, body, and spirit — with the knowledge and skills to be successful, to advance their social standing, and to pursue happiness.
In the School of Education, we value the dignity of each person and we respect the physical and intellectual property of others. One of our most cherished assets is our strong sense of community in which all members' identities and contributions are celebrated and where the rights of all individuals and groups are protected. We embrace a wide range of diversity, which includes abilities, genders, geographical locations, cultures, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and classes. All of our students and colleagues are diverse, and all are welcomed and valued as a crucial part of our community.
Angela Owusu-Ansah, School of Education associate dean and associate professor, Melissa Joy Cutrera, Samford University alumna, and Amanda Strong Hilsmier, associate professor of special education at Samford University recently published "Current Practices in Multicultural Education: Curriculum Refor in the Elementary Classroom."
Jeff Carpenter, assistant professor of education, gave three recent presentations on the use of technology to support teacher and student learning.
The National Association for Music Education recognized its Elon University members for their contributions to the "It Takes a Village" Project reading program.
The School of Education welcomed 23 students into its Teacher Education Program during a March 4 induction ceremony.
Angela O. Ansah, associate dean in the School of Education, was quoted in an article in Belgium's "N'Go Cooperation au Développement Relations Humaines" magazine.
Sam Jennings, a 2011 mathematics with teacher licensure graduate, is making waves early in his teaching career at South Brunswick High School in Southport, N.C.
The Elon Noyce Scholars Program is accepting applications from current sophomores who are interested in becoming high school science or math teachers.
Lisa Rosenberg, Belle Booker, Kris Zorigian, Angela Owusu-Ansah and Victoria Shropshire will use funding to help develop innovative approaches to writing in various courses.