St. Edward's University School of Education, Jump Start Success and Library of Congress Grant
The School of Education is having another good year. The Texas Education Agency visited campus this summer and gave our program commendations in several areas. They also approved our capability to offer the newly-configured early childhood through grade 6 Generalist certificate.
The Jump Start Program (supporting transition from high school to college for students interested in education) has grown to include 14 schools in the St. Edward’s University area. Close to 200 high school students are involved in the program. The Noyce Scholars program which encourages more math and science majors to experience teaching continues to grow.
We are excited about a new grant we received for the use of primary documents from the Library of Congress. Through this grant we can support the work of 24 teachers this summer and 90 pre-service student teachers this fall by increasing their ability to access and incorporate documents available from the Library of Congress in their teaching of history, social studies and civic education. This program involves collaboration among education faculty, history faculty, university librarians, the State Bar of Texas/Law Related Education department, and the Library of Congress.
Faculty have been presenting at conferences and bringing new ideas back to campus. Our student groups have been planning really interesting programs for their peers. Education students are very active in campus events and contribute a significant number of service hours in the area schools. The Master of Arts in Teaching program continues to expand.
Plus, we have enjoyed working together to meet our goals. We are so proud of each of our graduates and hope they always stay in touch!
Interim Dean for the School of Education