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Faculty, Staff and Departments

Our Faculty, Staff and Departments

At the School of Education, we understand the important role faculty and staff play in the educational experience of our students. At the School of Education, our faculty live to teach. They will show you how to be the change that you want to see in the classroom and school by sharing their knowledge, experience and research-based strategies. Our faculty have real classroom and practical leadership experience, making them experts in a variety of subjects. Moreover, faculty are always working with leaders in education to ensure St. Thomas stays on the cutting edge of research, knowledge and practice.

Faculty Research & Publications

Our faculty are not only outstanding educators, they are also highly recognized for their contributions to the field of education. As a student, you can be sure you are getting the most up-to-date instruction thanks to our faculty's ongoing research efforts.

School of Education Departments

The School of Education is home to 3 departments focused on preparing teachers and leaders to positively transform students' lives.

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Educational Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership offers degrees that will prepare you to be a leader in the field of education. You'll be ready to address rapidly changing environments and collaborate with others to develop sound ethical and just policies.

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Special Education

The Department of Special Education offers graduate degrees for 6 teaching licenses for preparation in this high-demand field. You'll receive the necessary skills to educate and advocate for your students.

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Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education offers graduate degrees, certificates and licensures, but our students receive far more than credentials. Dedicated attention, skill building and meaningful relationships are core to our student experience.

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Transformative Leadership

Meet the Dean

School of Education Dean Dr. Amy F. Smith is committed to inspiring the creation of an educational system devoted to equity and excellence in education for all children. Under her leadership, the school is preparing teachers and leaders to positively impact the next generation of changemakers. Teach. Lead. Impact.

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Going Above & Beyond the Classroom

Staff and Administration

From authorizing charter schools and ensuring accreditation to placing student teachers and making sure students enroll in all the classes they need to graduate, our staff and administration go above and beyond to make sure students are prepared on day one of their career in education.

Meet Our Staff