Education

Dean: P. Bull
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs: J Putnam
School of Education Assessment Coordinator: M. Porter
Coordinator of EdD in Organizational Leadership Studies: J. Hamilton
Coordinator of EdD in Curriculum and Instruction: J. Putnam
Coordinator of EdD in Educational Leadership: S. Laws
Coordinator of EdS in Educational Leadership: S. Laws
Coordinator of MA in Curriculum and Instruction Programs and Concentration Pathways: C. Simpson
Coordinator of MA in Instructional Technology: P. Bull
Coordinator of MA in Executive Leadership Studies: D. Lamb

Faculty

Professors: B. Boyles, S. Brown, P. Bull, F. Burch, L. Wesson

Associate Professors: S. Laws, S. Stone

Assistant Professors: J. Hamilton, D. Lamb, J. Lord, M. Porter, J. Putnam, A. Sanders, C. Simpson, K. Smith

Mission

The Gardner-Webb University School of Education equips candidates to impact communities through innovative, collaborative leadership by applying principles of learning and continuous improvement to foster meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, spiritual challenge, and preparation for success within a diverse world.

Vision

Gardner-Webb University School of Education is a premier catalyst for positive, sustainable change.

Values

The Gardner-Webb University School of Education consists of members dedicated to demonstrating innovation, creativity, teamwork, problem solving, flexibility, adaptability, and a commitment to continuous learning. Specifically, these knowledge practices include:

  1. Principles of ongoing reflection, continuous improvement, and evidence-based decision-making;
  2. Caring relationships characterized by high ethical standards, collaboration, and shared decision-making;
  3. Leadership skills focused on social and emotional intelligence, understanding group dynamics within diverse communities, and facilitating meaningful individual and collective development; and
  4. Interactive learning environments utilizing innovative and appropriate tools and strategies to expand opportunities for individual and collective development.

School of Education Student Learning Outcomes

Through demonstrating these values to candidates at the initial and advanced levels in addition to engaging candidates in clinical experiences and coursework, the School of Education works to create graduates who are:

  1. Culturally competent;
  2. Content knowledge experts;
  3. Evidence-based decision-makers;
  4. Reflective and effective practitioners;
  5. Innovative integrators of appropriate technology; and
  6. Ethical and collaborative leaders of internal stakeholders as well as families and communities.

Major Fields of Study

The school offers the following Master of Arts degrees.


Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction (no specific concentration)

Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Elementary Education

Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Middle Grades Education

Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Rural Education

Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Urban Education

Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Christian School Education

Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Academically/Intellectually Gifted Education

Executive Leadership Studies

Instructional Technology

The school offers Educational Specialist degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership.

The school offers the following Doctor of Education degrees.

Curriculum and Instruction

Educational Leadership

Organizational Leadership