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Dr. Marion Gillis Olion, Dean
College of Education
The College of Education will build upon its proud legacy of strong undergraduate and graduate academic programs designed to prepare effective and high quality teachers and other educational leaders and professionals to positively impact the lives of 21st Century children, local educational agencies, communities, and organizations for global competitiveness.
The College of Education prepares knowledgeable, reflective, and caring professionals in the fields of education, research, and service. Completers, prepared by highly qualified faculty and through participation in prescribed activities, cutting edge instructional practices offered through multiple modes of delivery, on-going assessments, and field-based internships, have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to support student learning within a framework of family and community and are able to participate in a diverse, technological, and global society. The COE proudly prepares transformational educators and leaders through licensure only options and degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels for the southeastern region of the state, nation, and the global community.
2014-2017 Strategic Priorities & Goals:
Priority 1: Ensure Academic Quality: To prepare candidates as teachers, leaders, or other school professionals for licensure and program completion, resulting in high quality professionals who promote academic growth for a diverse and global student population; the process is monitored through an assessment system that ensures all program completers meet program learning outcomes at an acceptable or proficient level
Priority 2: Increase Degree Attainment: To provide leadership and resources, including personnel and facilities, resulting in increased enrollment and persistence rate (retention and graduation) across all programs.
Priority 3: Increase Educational Support Services: To deliver instruction and provide academic support, including intensive advisement, tutoring, research guidance and supervision, and effective field experiences and clinical practice necessary to enable teacher candidates, educational leaders, and other school professionals to develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions necessary to enhance student learning and success
Priority 4: Increase Research and Professional Development: To strengthen research activities and productivity for COE professionals, including cross-disciplinary collaborations, resulting in best practices in scholarship, service, and teaching that includes self-assessment of teaching effectiveness as measured by the quality and rate of candidate and completer performance
Priority 5: Enhance Community Engagement: To increase the delivery of educational services to P-12 children, parents, and educators - primarily in the southeastern region of the state - so as to enhance student learning, teaching quality, school leadership, and the lives of the people of North Carolina, the United States, and the global community
Priority 6: Ensure Continuous Improvement: To promote continuous improvement in academic programs, instruction, academic support, research, and community outreach through effective planning, assessment, and use of assessment results for improvement