School of Education

Goals and Priorities for 2014-15

School of Education

  1. Pursue national reaccreditation with a focus on diversity
  2. Increase stewardship and fundraising efforts
  3. Systematically enhance recruitment efforts
  4. Develop non-licensure majors and minors and explore possibilities for dual majors and dual licensure
  5. Support and enhance partnerships with Alamance Burlington School System and other area schools
  6. Explore ways to partner with the Center for Access and Success, the Multicultural Center, the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, and others across campus
  7. Implement the School of Education Action Plan for Diversity

Education Department

  1. Continue with the implementation and assessment of our recruitment plan
  2. Implement and assess our new Teaching and Learning (T&L) minor (with an emphasis on the revisioning of EDU 211: School & Society course required of all T&L minors)
  3. Explore opportunities for finding meaningful ways to increase the number of international faculty participating in the courses that we teach
  4. Begin Phase II of the Writing Excellence Initiative in the Elementary Education program
  5. Continue to enrich our community of learners (per the 5-Year Plan)
  6. Continue to meet each of the goals from our 5-Year Plan

Graduate Program

  1. Internationalize the Education Program
  2. Heighten infused "inquiry stance" throughout the graduate education programs
  3. Prepare candidates to be informed and skilled advocates and leaders for the welfare of students, educators, and the broader school community
  4. Investigate additional programming including Master of Education concentrations (M.Ed.), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and certification areas
  5. Establish the mission and vision of the Master of Education Alumni Network (MedANA)

Health and Human Performance

  1. Offer an excellent degree program in Physical Education and Health (licensure and non-licensure) and implement the revised major
  2. Implement the new Wellness and Health Education minor
  3. Offer an excellent minor in Coaching
  4. Contribute to the new Elon Peace Corp (Health) Prep Program
  5. Make distinctive service courses available in support of the institution's commitment to healthful living
  6. Make significant contributions to the Elon Core Curriculum (COR 110 and capstone courses)
  7. Provide leadership and courses in the PHS major
  8. Conduct a search for a limited term appointment for Dr. Mike Calhoun upon his retirement in 2015
  9. Contribute to School of Education initiatives