About the Elementary Education Program
The Elementary Education program is housed within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction located in the College of education Building, Room 205A. The program maintains a basic philosophy which centers around the commitment to rigorous preparation for teachers who will provide significant contributions to the field of education. Faculty and students come together as a community of learners who inquire about and examine the nature of teaching, education, and learning. Teachers must have the ability and commitment to solve problems, make effective decisions, use emerging technologies, and develop alternative strategies for culturally diverse and exceptional students to meet the demands of the 21st century. You can review the specific set of requirements for Elementary Education on the Program of Study page.
The Awards Committee of the International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education have chosen the Michael G. Jacobson Service Learning Program at Appalachian State University for the 2012 ICSLTE Program Award for Service-Learning Excellence in Teacher Education in the United States. The purpose of the award is to recognize a teacher education program for excellence in service-learning program design and implementation.
The Elementary Education Service Learning program is coordinated by Drs. Ann-Marie Clark and Allen Bryant. Dr. Clark is an Associate Professor and Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Reich College of Education. Dr. Clark and Dr. Bryant have been leading the program since Fall 2006.
The award was announced at the 2012 ICSLTE International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education, June 23, 2012, at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.