College of Education

  • USA College of Education
  • Dr. Andrea M. Kent appointed Dean of COE
  • College of Education Convocation 2015
  • Jaguars are getting degrees in Education!
  • College of Education Students
  • HPELS Welcomes 2015 Freshmen
  • WOW-2015-Selfie
  • UCOM Park
  • Ron Clark Academy Founder Visits USA
  • Animated Ron Clark in Touch with His Audience
  • Thank you, SARIC, for Ron Clark Fest!

 "The College of Education faculty is committed to supporting our students and collaborating with the community in order to prepare our graduates to meet the demands of their profession and exceed their professional goals. "
Dean Andi M. Kent


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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.

Hot from the Press - Dr. Johnson's Oxford Handbook on Multimethods and Mixed Research Methods


Dr. Burke JohnsonDr. Burke Johnson co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry with Dr.
Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Handbook has over 70 contributors, features interdisciplinary perspectives
Dr. Jonson's bookand paradigms, and presents the most comprehensive and current review of the  multi-method and mixed method research field. It provides ample amount of examples and case studies from a wide range of academic disciplines and will serve as an authoritative guide for researchers, policy makers, faculty, and graduate students. 

  Dr. Melody Tucker, College of Education Alumna, Milken Award Winner - The Oscar of Teaching!

Melody Tucker - Milken Award Winner

Milken executive VP Jane Foley,  Citronelle High School science teacher Dr. Melody Tucker and state superintendent Tommy Bice hold a check for $25,000 from the Milken foundation. (Cassie Fambro |

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