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.
Video excerpt from President Lambert's charge to class of 2011: he says teaching is "the most important profession of all."
Assistant Professor of Education specializing in Elementary Mathematics
Graduate students in Physician Assistant Studies heard Dec. 11, 2013, from several Elon University professors who shared best practices for making a difference in the world by assisting the disadvantaged.
Carol Smith, associate professor of health & human performance, presents at Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Students, educators and “It Takes a Village” Project stakeholders from three universities meet to discuss ways to improve literacy for struggling readers.
A $1,000 check was presented Dec. 3, 2013, to leaders of Elon University's college access and success program.
Amy Heaton, Sarah Woidill and Anna Lewis have been selected to participate in Elon's Noyce Scholars Program, which comes with a $21,900 scholarship for each of their final two years at the university.
Jeff Carpenter, assistant professor of education, has co-authored an article titled "Preparing Students to Take Responsibility for Learning: The Role of Non-Curricular Learning Strategies"
Seven faculty members will take part in a program that will allow them to incorporate or enhance a focus on sustainable principles and practices in their courses.
Wesley Rose is using the Lumen Prize, Elon University’s top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement, to explain how a famous 19th century composer used mortality and superstition to shape the evolution of classical piano performances.