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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]

College of Education grows innovative TEAM clinical residency model in Caddo Parish

Students and faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education recently visited several elementary and secondary school sites in Caddo Parish to advance the model for their highly successful and innovative TEAM (Teacher Educators and Mentors) clinical residency program. The team from Louisiana Tech accepted an invitation from the Caddo Parish School System to tour [more]

A.E. Phillips Lab School director elected to national post

Dr. Joanne Hood, director of A. E. Phillips Laboratory School at Louisiana Tech University, has been elected to serve as the State of Louisiana’s representative with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). The NAESP, founded in 1921, is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals throughout the United States, Canada and [more]