College of Education and Professional Studies

  • USA College of Education and Professional Studies
  • COE/CEPS 50 Years of Innovation Display
  • College of Education & Professional Studies (CEPS)
  • Dean Kent invites you to visit College of Education
  • Dr. Andre Green - CEPS  Associate Dean
  • Josh Wooden - CEPS Certification Officer
  • Dr. Santoli - Director of Graduate Studies & LTE Chair
  • College of Education Convocation 2015
  • Jaguars are getting degrees in Education!
  • Integrative Studies Chair Dr. Vitulli shows her USA Spirit
  • Joining CEPS Student Groups at Open House
  • A Moment to Remember
  • New and Returning Students at CEPS Open House
  • UCOM Park
  • Alabama State Superintendent Mr. Sentance visiting CEPS
  • Treadwell Scholarship awardee Keith Griffith with his mother
  • Congratulating PASSAGE USA Student Keith Griffith

 "The College of Education and Professional Studies faculty is committed to supporting our students and collaborating with the community in order to prepare our graduates to meet the demands of their profession and exceed their professional goals. "  ~  Dean Andi M. Kent


Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Award Winning Faculty and Staff

Faculty Excellence Awardees:

Dr. Larry Gurchiek

Dr. Elizabeth Allison

Dr. Todd Johnson

Ms. Kelly Byrd

Dr. Vaughn Millner


Dean's Award for Outstanding Contribution and Faculty Excellence:

Ms. Jennifer Simpson


Buckstein Foundation Scholarship for Developing Faculty:

Dr. Neil Schwarz


Gerry Jean Clark Exemplary Staff Award:

Mrs. Sally Morris



Dr. Vaughn Millner

Dr. Phil Norell

Dr. Steve Pugh

50 Honorees for 50th Anniversary
at College of Education and Professional Studies

2017 marks the College of Education and Professional Studies' 50th anniversary. The College wishes to shine a light on those friends, graduates, faculty and administrators who have caught the vision of a grand College and have been working tirelessly themselves and inspiring others to bring it to life. To you and all those who contributed to the impact and success of the College of Education and Professional Studies, we say THANK YOU! To know more about our Honorees, click here.

Mrs. Carolyn Akers

Dr. Damon Andrew

Mr. and Mrs. Travis and Susan Bedsole

Mrs. Lisa Bukstein

Dr. Thomas Chilton

Mr. Lewis Copeland

Dr. Mary Beth Culp

Dr. Jack Dempsey

Mr. Andrew Denny

Dr. Harold Dodge

Dr. Phillip Feldman

Honorable Vivian D. Figures

Mr. Michael Fletcher

Ms. Barbara Freeman

Honorable Victor and Mrs. Jeanne Gaston

Dr. William Gilley

The Family of Dr. J. Howe Hadley

Dr. Richard Hayes

Dr. Robert Heitman

Dr. Pamela Henson

Dr. Thomas Hewitt

Mr. Mark Hoffman

Mrs. Alane Hoffman

Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm and Corinne Howell

Mrs. Stephanie LeGrone

Mr. and Mrs. John and Catharine Long

Mrs. Eleanor Lynn McCain

The Family of Dr. John E. Morrow, Sr.


 Department of Leadership and Teacher Education

Dr. Peggy Delmas

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"I like to set an environment where we are exchanging information and ideas, we are working together; I learn from my students, they learn from me, and we learn from each other."

Dr. Peggy Delmas

Department of Counseling & Instructional Sciences

Dr. Joel Lewis

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"I believe we have to sort of tear down the walls of where we are and really go out and see what types of things we can do to help our community..."

Dr. Joe'l Lewis

Department of Health, Kinesiology & Sport

Dr. Christopher Keshock

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"If you combine all of the things we have here..., it becomes a nice mix for students to actually see what they are learning in the classroom and experiencing it out there at sport and recreation events."

Dr. Chris Keshock

Meet Our 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Brandon Clark - Exercise Science Program

Brandon Clark

Brandon won the Williams Charitable Foundation Book Award.

"“My ultimate goal is to graduate from a program that allows me to help individuals re-achieve their quality of life. I would like to work with college or high school aged athletes, but I would be happy helping any group of individuals get back to doing what they love to do.”
Brandon Clark

 Alexandria Grow - Collaborative Secondary Special Ed/English Program

Alexandria Grow

Alexandria won the Barbara Phillips Endowed Award for Special Education Teachers.

"“Society relies on teachers to prepare children for their futures. I want to look further than the paperwork and emails ahead of me and know that the impact that I can make in children’s lives is priceless.”
Alexandria Grow

 Kastala Brown - K-6 Teacher Education Program

Kastala Brown

Kastala won the College of Education Scholarship.

“I persevered with my decision to become an educator because I knew that this was the calling on my life. After graduation, I plan to work as a teacher in the public school system while taking classes towards my master’s degree.”
Kastala Brown