CEHD Spring/Fall 2016 Newsletter

Dean's Message

Dean LarsonWe've had a successful and rewarding year in the CEHD, and I am proud of all that we have accomplished as we educate students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in our many and diverse programs.

The CEHD's educator preparation programs were the first in Kentucky to be reviewed by the new Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly NCATE. Colleges of education in the state as well as around the nation were watching closely to see how the accreditation team visit progressed. More details are included in the accreditation article below.

We created a new CEHD Strategic Plan and outcomes for the college that will carry us forward for the next several years. Read More . . .

College News

2016 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Diana Hess and Paula McAvoyThe 2017 Grawemeyer Award Winners in Education are Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy. Their book, The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education, explores the roles of teachers in perpetuating serious, thoughtful political deliberation in schools. According to Hess and McAvoy, teachers should encourage conversations about difficult political issues because it will help students understand diverse points of view and become more politically engaged adults. Read more . . .

New Centers at the CEHD

Jake Gross and Casey George-JacksonCenter of Economic Education
The CEHD's Center for Economic Education has been given a new mission and research focus. Jake Gross, Director of the Center and Assistant Professor, along with Casey George-Jackson, Assistant Director and Assistant Professor, both in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, have revitalized the center, which will address social, economic, and educational inequalities by helping students and their families understand the economics of higher education.
Read more in UofL Today...

Terry ScottCenter for Instructional Behavior Research in Schools
Terry Scott, Distinguished University Scholar and Professor in the Department of Special Education, established the Center for Instructional Behavior Research in Schools (CIBRS). The UofL Board of Trustees officially approved the center during their September meeting. CIBRS will promote and fund research and community outreach related to the prevention of student failures in educational settings, whether it is academic, social, health, or mental health.

CEHD 2016 War College Fellow

Col. Archie Herndon Col. Archie S. Herndon Jr. is the 2016 UofL War College Fellow. He will study criminal justice, international relations, and talent acquisition while he is a student in the CEHD, and works in the McConnell Center. This is the third year for the UofL program. Read more...

CEHD International Experience Expands Its Reach

Jean Wolph.jpgDuring 2016, the CEHD offered five International Learning Experiences for students in educator preparation, education leadership, human resources and organization development, counseling psychology, and health and human performance programs. Faculty and staff traveled with the students to Ireland, Peru, Amsterdam, Belize, and England. Trips for 2017 include two new destinations--Portugal and Poland. Learn more about the students' experiences...

Teacher Preparation Program Accreditation

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) Division of Educator Preparation concluded their visit on October 25th. Preliminary findings from the accreditation team will be shared by CAEP in August 2017 and by EPSB in late spring 2017. Overall, the visit went well and the group was positive about their review of CEHD educator preparation programs. This visit could not have been possible without the hard work and years of preparation by CEHD faculty, staff, students, and P-12 district and school partners. The accreditation team was particularly impressed by our hospitality, how well the visit was organized, and the commitment shown by everyone they came in contact with throughout the review process.

CEHD Launches New Degree Program

The CEHD is now offering the first competency-based program at UofL. The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning with a focus in Healthcare Leadership is designed for individuals in the healthcare field who want to earn a bachelor's degree at their own pace and advance their career. Experience in the field is required and students may earn up to 40 hours or more towards general education credits through courses completed at other institutions or years of work experience in the healthcare field. Learn more and how to apply...

CEHD Increases Online Options

The CEHD has made available online three endorsement programs for teachers who need to broaden their expertise and expand career options. The Classroom Reading Endorsement (P-12), Instructional Technology Endorsement (P-12), and the English as a Second Language Endorsement (P-12) can now be completed 100% online. Learn more and how to apply...

In addition, teachers who need to earn a master's degree can now do so online as well. The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership is now 100% online. The M.Ed. in Special Education is available online as well and offers three areas of concentration. Learn more and how to apply...


Perez A 2016 Fulbright Scholar

Jonathan Perez, a May 2016 graduate MAT in Secondary Education program with a concentration in Spanish, was selected for a Fulbright Scholarship and will teach English in Brazil beginning in February 2017. Read more about Jonathan . . .

CEHD Outstanding Graduate For
December 2016

Jerome Morrison has been selected as the 2016 December Commencement CEHD Outstanding Graduate. He will graduate with a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration this fall.

Holmes Scholar Receives CEE Grant

Bianca Nightengale-LeeBianca Nightengale-Lee, a Holmes Scholar and doctoral student in the CEHD's Curriculum and Instruction program, received a grant from the Conference on English Education (CEE), which is a division of the National Council for Teachers of English. The grant will support her dissertation work and research. Only four of the grants are awarded each year.

2016 Outstanding Adult Learner

Sergeant Major Vance Snider, a graduate student in the Human Resources and Organizational Development program, was selected for the 2016 Kentuckiana Metroversity Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year Award. He was recognized for his commitment to learning and tenacity in achieving his educational goals while serving the country as a leader.


CEHD Grad Named Among
40 Under 40

Tony Butler, a graduate of the M.S. in Sport Administration program and Athletic Director for St. Francis High School, was listed on Louisville Business First's 40 Under 40 List

CEHD Grad Receives
Prestigious Science Award

Gina Kimery, a graduate of the B.S. in Early Elementary Education program with a track in Mathematics and teacher at Farmer Elementary School, was selected to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). It is the highest honor in the nation for school teachers and includes a $10,000 prize. Read more on the PAEMST website...

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the CEHD Honors and Scholarship Committee was able to award over $450,000 in scholarships during the fall 2016 semester and spring 2017 semesters.