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A.E. Phillips Laboratory School Celebrates Centennial

A.E. Phillips, Louisiana Tech University’s Laboratory School, proudly turned 100 and is celebrating with events throughout the year. The celebration kicked off with a birthday party at the school during the first week of classes in August and continues with a weekend of events during Louisiana Tech’s Homecoming Friday and Saturday. The Centennial Celebration Dinner [more]

Inaugural Call Me MiSTER Program at Louisiana Tech University Gains Community Support

Jonesboro State Bank recently presented the Louisiana Tech University College of Education with a gift to support the new Call Me MiSTER program. The College of Education’s Call Me MiSTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) program has a goal of expanding the pool of available teachers, including those from traditionally underrepresented populations in [more]

Tech continues to be cornerstone institution of LaSIP

Annually, the Louisiana Board of Regents hosts a statewide grant competition to provide professional development dollars to serve educators in classrooms throughout Louisiana. Funding is provided for innovative proposals that encourage interdisciplinary teams of university faculty and staff working in concert with partnering districts and community stakeholders to design and implement initiatives to promote academic [more]

Louisiana Tech University Graduates First Class of K-12 Cyber Education Certificate Recipients

Updated 11:44 AM on August 28, 2017 Summer 2017 marks the graduation of the first 20 Cyber Education Certificate recipients. K-12 educators and administrators from Caddo and Bossier Parishes in Louisiana, as well as Arkansas and South Carolina, have completed the four-course certificate sequence enabling them to add the cyber education teacher credential to their [more]

‘Dogs With a Cause’: Raising the Prestige of the Education Profession One Athlete at a Time

(Editor’s note: Originally printed Aug. 22, 2017, in EdPrepMatters, a blog associated with the American Association of College for Teacher Education (AACTE). Reprinted by permission.) This article is the second in a series of three showcasing the transformation of preservice field experiences at Louisiana Tech University. The views expressed in this post do not necessarily [more]

College of Education dean selected for national leadership group

Dr. Don Schillinger, dean of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education, is one of six new members of the Deans for Impact – an exclusive group of national education leaders who are united behind a shared vision for a transformed educator-preparation system that graduates teachers prepared to measurably improve student learning. Schillinger, who is also [more]

College of Education to launch innovative Call Me MiSTER program

Call Me MiSTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models), an innovative new program focused on increasing the number of expertly-trained teachers from diverse backgrounds, is being launched this fall by Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education in an effort to recruit and support African American males to become highly-qualified elementary school teachers. With a [more]

ExxonMobil makes generous donation to Louisiana Tech

ExxonMobil has donated more than $230,000 to the Louisiana Tech University Foundation as part of ExxonMobil’s Educational Matching Gift Program. ExxonMobil’s Troy O’Laughlin, a 1999 chemical engineering alumnus from Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science alumnus, presented the check to Louisiana Tech President Les Guice, College of Engineering and Science Dean Hisham Hegab and [more]

College of Education hosts National Field Experiences Conference

— TEAM Model Clinical Residency Center draws educators from across North America — More than 200 educators representing over 60 universities in the United States and Canada visited Louisiana Tech University recently to take part in the National Field Experience Conference hosted by the College of Education’s TEAM (Teacher Educators and Mentors) Model Clinical Residency [more]

CoE’s elementary education program ranked one of nation’s best

— College Choice ranks the College of Education degree program No. 4 nationally — College Choice, a leading authority in higher education rankings and resources, has ranked Louisiana Tech University’s elementary education program No. 4 in the nation and No. 1 in Louisiana in its list of the “35 Best Elementary Education Degrees for 2017.” [more]