Dr. Daniel Watkins, Dean
Welcome to the College of Education and Human Development. This prestigious unit is the number one producer of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in education in the entire country. In addition to this remarkable achievement, the education division has been active for 130 years and became NCATE accredited in 1972. The College of Education has evolved into a unit that values and models teaching excellence, meets and exceeds national and state standards, and integrates technology throughout all preparation programs. Faculty and students reflect our diverse community and are committed to servicing all students in varied schools. We believe in empirical evidence guiding student learning, the engagement of the arts and sciences faculty, and careful detailed clinical experience with collaboration geared toward induction. Collaboration is the hallmark of professional development and lifelong learning. We are excited about our prominent synergetic partners. Among them are the Educational Testing Service (ETS), Teachers for a New Era (TNE), and the Mississippi Learning Institute (MLI). It is through MLI that we continue to offer cutting edge development in quality reading, pre-service teacher development, and model partnerships.
In an effort to maintain the quality and tradition of the past and to ensure a prosperous future, the College of Education endeavors to research collaboration, dropout prevention, literacy, and wellness. The projection for the College of Education is that by the year 2012 we will be a national advisor for the education to all students, especially African American students. By 2017, we will be known as a national educational center for excellence in research and preparation of teachers, school leaders, and other school-related personnel.
Unit Accreditation and the Responsive Educator Framework
Unit Organizational Chart