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Dean's Welcome

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Thank you for visiting the website of the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University!

Today’s world of education is a magnificent place to explore, whether you reflect upon it with your mind, investigate it through authentic clinical experiences, or experience it through engaging physical activities. What makes the exploration even more exciting is the advent of digital and “smart” technologies and their integration into the culture of learning. Consider the possibilities. We can share ideas and images immediately, across vast distances or around the corner using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or whatever may be the communications media de jour. No matter the means of delivery, for those are evolving rapidly, we are in the information age. This is an age where understanding how to use information to enrich our minds and improve our bodies to become productive, fulfilled, and actively engaged leaders in our fields is of utmost importance.

Now consider for a moment about how all that information is processed. How do people understand it, transfer it to their friends or students, and prepare their minds and bodies to process it effectively. Consider for another moment the professionals involved in teaching, researching, and shaping these processes. These professionals are the dedicated experts, the faculty and staff of the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University.

A foremost consideration for the College of Education is that we welcome students that desire to be a part of a community of enthusiastic learners (students and faculty) committed to engaging current and future scholars in active, diverse, and authentic learning experiences. Whether you, as a student, are interested in undergraduate or graduate programs in Kinesiology, or one of our many undergraduate and graduate Psychology programs, or undergraduate and graduate teacher and teacher leadership programs, you will find our faculty and staff to be welcoming, extremely knowledgeable, and personally interested and invested in your success. We value the power of collaboration with students, other educators, and leaders in the community at large.

In addition to our outstanding academic departments, we also are home to several centers that offer exceptional educational experiences. The Professional Development Center and Research Institute on Blindness (PDRIB) trains award-winning teachers of the visually impaired, A.E. Phillips Laboratory Schools, a highly valued component of the College, is a top-rated, five-star school known for its excellent faculty, being a model for the use of technology in the classroom, and the use of innovative and highly effective teaching strategies. AEP serves as a site for Louisiana Tech education majors to observe and practice effective teaching strategies in a supportive environment. SciTEC, the college’s Science and Technology Center manages the University’s planetarium, is the home of the regions’ only NASA Education Resource Center, the IDEA Place, a math and science exploratorium, and the Office of Professional Education Outreach, which in collaboration with University faculty and P-12 teachers offers professional development in a wide variety of disciplines.

We are proud of our college, its students, faculty, and staff, and the wide variety of rich resources that are available to our community of learners/scholars/researchers/teachers. Come join the experience. We would be delighted to have you as a member of the Louisiana Tech University, College of Education family.

Welcome to the College of Education and welcome to our website. Please contact me or any of the support specialists listed below if you would like additional information or would like to visit our college.

Sincerely,

Don Schillinger

Interim Dean, College of Education

Student Support Specialist

-       Undergraduate Programs: Mrs. Tammy Johnston, (tnelson@latech.edu), 318-257-2382

-       Graduate Programs: Mrs. Debbie Lee, (dlee@latech.edu), 318-257-3229

-       Alternate Certification Programs: Mrs. Melanie Gleason, (melanie@latech.edu), 318-257-2849

-       Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership

-       Department of Kinesiology

-       Department of Psychology

-       Office of the Dean (skleczka@latech.edu)

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