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Letter from the Director
Welcome to the School of Teaching and Learning (STL) as we begin the 2022-2023 academic year! I am Dr. Alyson Adams, new School Director, and I am honored to be in this position working with such talented faculty, staff, and students.
We begin this year recognizing challenges in increasingly politicized educational environments. Despite this, we stand by our core values of Diversity, Quality, Equity, Collaboration/Teamwork, Respect/Professionalism, and Transparency as we strive to support education professionals at all levels and contexts. And, like our School name implies, we embrace both a teaching and learning focus.
Teaching Focus in STL
Our School includes a broad range of programs from undergraduate teacher certification all the way to doctoral level, with areas that focus on educational technology and computer science education; science, social studies, and math education; languages and literacies; and the societal and political influences on educational contexts. Our degrees, certificates, and concentrations offer a range of options for those seeking new education careers or advancing in their current professions. We are equally proud of our rigorous campus-based programs and our online programs designed for people who apply new learning in their full-time jobs. Our programs are highly ranked, many winning national awards and recognitions. We take pride in the diversity of our programs, students, and partnerships.
Learning Focus in STL
Our faculty and students contribute to learning through their extensive and well-funded research efforts. Some of our studies are intentionally designed to immediately impact educational contexts, such as Freedom School, culturally responsive STEM education, mathematical modeling, or increasing equity and access in computer science education. Others stretch our understanding of emerging learning technologies, the neurophysiology of learning, the history of African-Americans in gifted education, or the innovations of artificial intelligence systems in education. Whether to advance innovation and theory or support practical improvements, our faculty members continue to shape and (re)define the future of education.
We invite you to join us, as a learner, as a leader, as a collaborator. Please feel free to reach out to me personally (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 352.273.4107) and I will connect you to our amazing faculty, students, and staff who can help you get started. Together we can do more.