The National Council on Teacher Quality placed Elon University above the 90th percentile based on the quality of its teacher education programs.
Through intellectual inquiry and entrepreneurial spirit, Elon scholars are expanding knowledge, providing new insights and working to solve difficult problems that challenge humanity. Read the annual President's Report for details.
Two Elon graduates were named Teacher of the Year at their schools.
Earlier this summer, Katherine Carter ’96 served as a contact for a group of Elon students visiting her adopted country, Namibia, embodying the saying ‘once an Elon student, always an Elon student.’
The associate professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program was involved in two different presentations at the NCTE Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia from Nov. 17-20.
The first presentation was titled: Sport Success in Three Easy Steps and was offered on Nov. 11. The second presentation was titled: The Pleasure Principle: The Biochemistry of Choice and was offered on Nov. 12.
The article by Carol Smith and Rodney Parks explored deepening experiential learning in the absence of technology and will appear in the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning.
The new track is the third in Elon's Peace Corps Prep program, which launched in 2013.
The N.C. Council for Teachers of Mathematics recognizes outstanding mathematics education students at colleges and universities across the state in an effort to encourage student enjoyment of mathematics and mathematics education.
The pair presented about parallels between 21st century skills and exemplary mathematical teaching practices at the N.C. Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference.
The annual conference offers students professional development and networking opportunities.
Jane Hinton, a deputy head teacher of the Brooke School in Warwickshire, United Kingdom, visited the students, faculty and staff in the School of Education.
Ann Bullock, dean of the School of Education, was selected to serve on the North Carolina edTPA Advisory Council.
Maeve Kenney is a senior elementary education and policy studies major at Elon University. She plans to become a teacher and continue to be an advocate for children and schools. Her point-of-view on the future of education was recently published in The News & Observer.
Todd Wirt '98, superintendent of Orange County Schools and member of the Elon School of Education Advisory Board, received the award from the N.C. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Seven distinguished alumni received the 2016 Alumni Awards on Oct. 21 in recognition for their professional achievements, leadership and service to society
The School of Education is proud to have two students nominated to the Homecoming Court.
Bill Harrison, superintendent of Alamance-Burlington School System, spoke with students, faculty, and staff in the School of Education.
On Oct. 11, the School of Education held a casual recruitment event at College Coffee complete with apples from the teachers!
The annual conference, which is a scholarly venue to disseminate new knowledge on service-learning and community engagement, was held Sept. 26-28 in New Orleans.
Assistant Professor of Education Scott Morrison and Associate Professor of Education Jeffrey Carpenter presented at the N.C. Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Fall Forum in Raleigh on Sept. 22.
The associate professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program co-authored the article in the journal Teaching and Teacher Education.
The group presented at the N.C. Associationfor the Education of Young Children (NCaeyc) Annual Conference in Raleigh on Sept. 16, 2016.
Mary Knight-McKenna, associate professor of education, and Heidi Hollingsworth, assistant professor of education, co-authored an article on fostering family-teacher partnerships in early childhood education.
Supporters and participants in the Elon Academy celebrated the 10th anniversary of the college access and success program on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Dyce will present "Collaboration, Collectivity, and Consciousness: Retaining Gradate Students of Color" on Sept. 19, noon - 1 p.m., at the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in Wilson Library on UNC's campus.
Elon University earns 33 badges for excellence in rankings based on the outcomes of a college education. The rankings were published Sept. 8 by USA Today and College Factual.
The article appears in the "Journal of Staff Development" and the chapter is part of the book "Teaching for Democracy in an Age of Economic Disparity."
What started eight years ago as a program for struggling young readers has evolved into a comprehensive literacy development project.
Elon's literacy initiative for young readers is expanding to serve parents with ESL courses at Alamance Community College.
Kebbler Williams '98, education planning and development consultant with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and secretary of the Elon Board of Trustees, delivered the Commencement address.
The grant is for the project titled "Jumpstarting a Multi-Year Health Promotion Project through Connections and Collaborations."
In this class, Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance Carol Smith discusses how there is more to the Olympic games than athletic competition and national pride.
During this year's Summer in the Village, TLT provided children with the opportunity to play with green screen technology.
The grant will allow the associate professor of education to work with two Elon professors on finding strategies that are helpful, culturally relevant and easy for families to use to foster their infant's language development.
The two-week summer program attracted 150 students in first through 12th grades to Elon's campus as part of the It Takes a Village Project. The camp combined academic instruction with areas including music, dance, technology and art.
Many of Alamance County’s academically gifted students gathered at Elon University for continued learning.
The associate professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program co-authored the article in the journal Computers & Education.
The funding from Oak Foundation will support a growing program that benefits struggling young readers in Alamance County.
Five higher ed leaders with ties to Elon University have collaborated to write about best practices in colleges and universities.
The lessons Robert Cody ’80 learned as an Elon football player have translated to success as a high school coach.
The one-hour school receptions allowed students to introduce parents to faculty mentors, laugh with friends and celebrate personal transformation.
Twenty-five rising sophomores from Alamance County high schools have been selected to join the 10th class of the college access and success program for academically talented students.
The chapter by the associate professor of health and human performance is included in "Exploring Teachers in Fiction and Film: Saviors, Scapegoats and Schoolmarms," which was published in April.
President Emeritus Earl J. Danieley, who has given Elon 70 years of service, is among 19 faculty and staff members retiring this year.
Four faculty members and 19 retirees were honored May 11 for excellence and service to Elon.
The school hosted its annual awards ceremony on May 5 to recognize high achievement from students and faculty during the past academic year.
Jeffrey Carpenter, assistant professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program, published the article in the journal Educational Leadership.
Jenna Mason ’16, a special education and middle grades education double major from Wilton, CT, will spend a year teaching English in Thailand as part of a federal program that promotes mutual understanding and good will between U.S. citizens and citizens of other nations.
A total of 35 undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Education were inducted into the international honor society in education April 28, 2016.
Elon’s Village Project is now operating at five local public schools with help from many student groups including athletics, Fellows and fraternities.
Morgan Goldstein ‘16, an elementary education and special education double major from Robbinsville, N.J., will travel to Spain in September as part of a federal program that builds good will between the United States and people of other nations.
Carol Smith, associate professor of health and human performance, presented at the SHAPE America annual convention, April 5-9, 2016.
The assistant professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program co-authored the article in the journal Teaching and Teacher Education.
The assistant professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program was involved in four different presentations at the SITE Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia from March 22-25, 2016.
A pilot project led by faculty members Martin Kamela and Dave Gammon brought Alamance County elementary and middle school students to campus for four days of science and math activities while Elon University students traveled away for spring break.
Assistant professor of education publishes article in the peer-reviewed journal Social Studies and the Young Learner.
Heidi Hollingsworth, Mary Knight-McKenna and Ren Bryan, co-authored an article on policy and advocacy content in early childhood personnel preparation.
The assistant professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program co-authored the article in the journal Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education.
Dr. Carol Smith, Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance receives Honor Award for her meritorius contributions to the fields of physical education, health education, recreation and dance.
The assistant professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program was involved in two different presentations at the AACTE Annual Meeting in Las Vegas from Feb. 22-24, 2016.
Aaron S. Marks, Maynard National Teaching Fellow, presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Biennial National History Conference in January.
The associate professor of education from East Carolina University will oversee an Elon school with 22 full-time faculty members and five full-time faculty members from Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, who work with teacher education programs.
Two local middle school students were honored Tuesday for their entries to an annual essay contest organized by Elon University’s Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education.
The former Elon women’s basketball standout with a distinguished career in collegiate and professional coaching will join eight other North Carolina sports figures to be formally enshrined during a May induction banquet.
The assistant professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program co-authored the article in the journal Kappa Delta Pi Record.
In her new position, Jean Rattigan-Rohr will represent the university in the Triad with an emphasis on Alamance County
Twelve senior elementary education majors appreciate the generous support of our School of Education donors who have helped to provide life-changing experiences for local children! The entire School of Education wants to thank all of our donors for making the following initiative possible.
The generous support of School of Education donors is providing life-changing experiences for teacher candidates and the children they teach.
Students in an Elon Core Curriculum capstone course focused on social justice and diversity heard Dec. 1 from business and nonprofit executives who offered advice for starting careers in a global economy where cultural understanding is more important than ever.
A problem-solver, Vincent Suozzi ’82 invented a compact tool that makes it easier to enjoy a weed-free garden.
The chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will assume her new role at the university starting in January 2016.
Students from Hillcrest Elementary School in Burlington, North Carolina, toured campus after visting a restored schoolhouse near Rhodes Stadium first used to teach children in the 1800s.
Education Lecturer Erin Hone presented with three of her elementary education students and a teacher from the Alamance-Burlington School System at NCCTM state math conference on Nov. 5.
The assistant professors of education led a three-part webinar series for the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.
Katharine Fredricksen '15 is spending the 2015-16 academic year teaching English in Austria on a program funded by the Austrian federal government.
Elon scholars are making an impact in our world through groundbreaking research on campus and around the globe. The annual President's Report profiles inspiring faculty and student researchers who are striving to build a brighter future.
Joe Ferrell '96, principal of Williams High School in Burlington, North Carolina, was named the 2016 Wells Fargo Principal of the Year by the Alamance-Burlington School System.
The elementary education graduate was one of 10 Atlanta educators honored for improving student achievement and student self-esteem in and out of the classroom.
Associate Professor of Education Stephen Byrd, Assistant Professor of Education Jeffrey Carpenter, and Assistant Professor of Education Scott Morrison each presented at the North Carolina Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Fall Forum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 24.
The group presented at the North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (NCaeyc) Annual Conference in Raleigh
President Emeritus J. Fred Young visited campus on Sept. 18 to share stories of desegregating the Lynchburg City Schools in Virginia, where he worked as superintendent in the late 1960s prior to serving as Elon's president for a quarter century.
Elon University, Davidson College and Furman University collaborated this month to host an undergraduate research forum featuring student projects that sought answers to several public health questions and concerns.
North Carolina's public television station visited Elon University in July to report on the success of an educational program that inspires and assists young children from the local community with learning to read.
The assistant professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program co-authored the article in the journal Professional Development in Education and the peer-reviewed chapter in the Handbook of Research on Teacher Education in the Digital Age.
Elon President Leo M. Lambert bestowed the university’s highest honor Monday upon four of its most distinguished retired employees for their meritorious service to the school.
A career educator, Maggie Carson ’95 reflects on the challenges teachers face in the classroom that have nothing to do with budget cuts or standardized testing.
The Elon alumna serves as the Alamance-Burlington School System's Curriculum Specialist for Elementary Literacy.
Twenty-five candidates in Elon University's Master of Education program received degrees Saturday in a ceremony highlighted by a Commencement address that challenged teachers to unshackle their students' minds and inspire them to pursue their dreams.
The university’s highest honor will be presented Monday to four recipients for their meritorious service to Elon.
A July 24 closing ceremony marked the completion of the two-week camp that allowed 75 students to spend time on Elon’s campus participating in academic classes and other engaging activities.
A weeklong program managed by students in the Master of Education program welcomed academically gifted grade school students to campus for cultural enrichment while helping professional teachers learn how to engage their classrooms' brightest minds.
The assistant professor of education presented on digital backchanneling at the International Society for Technology in Education Annual Conference in Philadelphia on June 29, 2015.
The assistant professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows program authored the article in the journal Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education.