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 "We offer challenges and opportunities that will prepare you for a life of inquiry and professional development that will enhance the quality of life for every citizen."
Dean Richard L. Hayes

Discover USA College of Education

The College of Education is one of nine colleges and schools of the University of South Alabama.  Founded on February 1, 1967, the College has a total annual budget exceeding 14 million dollars and supports 85 different programs leading to six distinctive degrees.  The College is nationally accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and its educator preparation programs are accredited by the Alabama State Department of Education.

Realize Your Potential to Change the World

Our purpose is to prepare highly-qualified professionals who are committed to meeting the educational needs of our community, state, and nation in an international context that demands a literate citizenry equipped with the tools to be effective in the 21st century - critical thinking and problem-solving, entrepreneurship and economic literacy, interpersonal communication, multicultural competence and global awareness, teaming and collaboration, and proficiency in the use of information and technology to communicate effectively with others.

Welcome to the University of South Alabama College of Education! If you want to inspire the young generation of Americans and shape the future of the country, become a teacher and join the most fulfilling and satisfying profession in the world.

Meet Our Faculty

 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 Professional Studies

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, Physical Education & Leisure Studies

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 Summer 2014 Daniel Foundation of Alabama Scholarship recipients:

 Kaylei Bryant

Kaylei Bryant
"I believe that teaching is one of the most important careers in our society. Giving children the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to progress as individuals is very important and the reason I have chosen education as a career. This scholarship means everything to me. Helped me prove to myself I am good enough to accomplish anything I set my mind to."
Kaylei Bryant

 Heather Hudgins

Heather Hudgins
"Alabama is my home. I have lived in Alabama my entire life. I would like to pass on the love of learning that I received when I was younger. Becoming an elementary teacher will enable me to instill the same love of learning in the children I teach. I want to show young children that learning can be fun. Teaching young children how fun learning can be will help them to take advantage of more educational opportunities as they get older. I look forward to helping teach younger generations to prepare for their future."
Heather Hudgins

 Shamar Burch

Shamar Burch
"I believe that the future of this nation depends on how well we educate our students. As a child, I remember always wanting to be the line-leader and do whatever I could to be just like my teachers… My goal in life is to teach secondary science in a public education system. My goal is not just to teach kids science, but it is also to teach them about life. I understand that many teenagers graduate high school without having the necessary skills to survive in college or the real world. It is my passion to help others succeed in life… I have always had a desire to learn all that I can so that one day, I can make a difference by educating others."
Shamar Burch

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Dr. Jocelyn Glazier, Chair of Professional Leadership & Practice Department, University of NC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Jocelyn Glazier, Chair of Professional Leadership & Practice Department, University of NC-Chapel Hill

Faculty Presentation

Globally Competent Teaching Continuum

Presenters: Dr. Jocelyn Glazier,
Associate Professor, Chair, Professional Leadership and Practice, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Friday, April 24, 2015
9:00 am - 11:30 am 
UCOM 3240 


As our world becomes increasingly interconnected and interdependent, student must graduate with the attitudes, knowledge, and skills to live and work in a global society. Classrooms are also becoming more global. Therefore, there is a growing need for educators to develop global competencies in themselves and their students.

Global competency is the set of knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to live and work in a global society. Globally competent teaching requires teachers to translate their personal global competence into professional classroom practice. A globally competent teacher must not only develop globally competencies in themselves, but also possess the skills to instill global competency in their students.

This workshop will introduce participants to the Globally Competent Teaching Continuum (GCTC)--an online interactive tool to help educators develop global competence and globally competent teaching practices. In addition to assessing their own global competence, participants will learn how to use the GCTC to create a classroom environment that values diversity and global engagement, to integrate learning experiences that promote content-aligned explorations of the world, to facilitate international and intercultural conversations and partnerships, and to assess students’ global competence.