Summer/Fall 2018University Updates

Summer 2018: School of Education Update

New Dean of the School of Education

John A. Kuykendall, III, Ph.D., has been appointed as the next Dean of the School of Education effective July 1, 2018. Read full story

School Receives Full Accreditation

The School of Education recently received full accreditation for the next seven years, at the initial-licensure level with no areas for improvement, through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation in the United States. This accreditation status is effective Spring 2018 through Spring 2025, with the next site visit taking place in Fall 2024.

(STEM)³ Highlights

Dr. Jean Lee’s recent book, “Rigor, Relevance and Relationships: Making Mathematics Come Alive with Project-Based Learning,” was published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Dr. Lee is associate director of the Teach (STEM)³ Program.

Deb Sachs, director of the Teach (STEM)³ Program, co-presented a session with Teach (STEM)³ scholars Meredith Weir ’18 and Elena Graham ’18 at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Annual Conference in February 2018.

Faculty & Student Accolades

John Somers, School of Education graduate programs director, Rachael Aming-Attai, assistant professor of teacher education, and Gaoming Zhang, associate professor of teacher education, published an article in about using technology to prepare teachers to teach elementary math.

Three students were recognized as “Outstanding Future Educators” at the Indiana Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (IACTE): Lyndsy Eslinger ’18 (elementary education), Lakeesha Turner ’18 (MAT) and Amanda Johnson-Hodge ’17 (secondary education).

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