Education Department

Department of Education

Welcome from the Chair of the Education Department

Welcome to the Department of Education at Cameron University. Cameron offers Bachelor of Science degrees in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education. Secondary education programs are offered in biology, English, mathematics,and social studies. Elementary/secondary programs are offered in romance languages and music.

We also offer a Master’s of Education with options in secondary, special education, literacy, teaching and learning, and elementary math specialist. You can also pursue an advanced degree in reading or educational leadership.

Cameron's Department of Education is proud of our diverse faculty and expect all faculty members to hold high academic standards, exhibit a strong work ethic, and model the characteristics of caring, competent, and committed teachers.

Dr. Jennifer Dennis


Dr. Jennifer Dennis
Chair, Education Department

Education Department Mission Statement

The Department of Education believes that competent, caring, and committed educators are successful in their careers.

  • Educators who are competent use pedagogical and content knowledge to support learning for all, provide instruction based on standards and student needs, and use assessment and strategies for active engagement so that all can learn.
  • Educators who are caring are responsive to individual needs and create learning environments that promote positive social interactions and motivation.
  • Educators who are committed collaborate with others by using effective communication skills while being reflective decision makers and lifelong learners who are willing to change in order to continuously improve.

We believe that all of these qualities are fostered through standards-based coursework with coordinated field experiences.


Claremont Elementary Literacy Night with RSU Students

On Thursday evening, Dec. 4th, some of the Cameron RSU Children's Literature students presented book character activities at the Claremont Elementary Polar Express Literacy Night, from 4:30 pm- 7pm.  Our students dressed up. shared planned activities with students and their families, and had a great time!

Cameron RSU Children's Literature students

Congratulations Yolanda
Congratulations Yolanda

Yolanda Goff was recognized as the winner of the Pickaxe Award at our Annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party and Potluck in Herrington Hall. We are grateful for Yolanda and her service to our students! She received a beautiful award, an embroidered Cameron polo shirt, and a $500 stipend in her December check. She also received all of the nomination forms students and faculty completed on her behalf (about 25 total).

CU Grads Named LPS Teacher of the Year and Rookie of the Year

Congratulations to Cheryl Tate (class of 1978) and Nicole Merriweather (class of 2013) for being named Teacher of the Year and Rookie of the Year by Lawton Public Schools.  We are proud of these outstanding graduates for their dedication to children and our community.

CU Graduates Recognized as Teachers of the Year for Bishop Public Schools

Carole Morris received her B.S. in Elementary Education in 2012 and Elizabeth Martin received her M.Ed. in 2002.  We are proud of our outstanding alumni!

Dr Smith Receives Award for Excellence and Innovation in University Service

Presenting an award

Dr. Michelle Smith was honored with the Award for Excellence and Innovation in University Science at the 2014 Faculty Awards Reception. We are proud to have Dr. Smith as a faculty member in the Department of Education.

Ashley Woody, Elementary Education Major, Named DaVinci Scholar

Ashley Woody

Here's a look at Ashley Woody, elementary education major, receiving her DaVinci Scholar award at the banquet in OKC on March 28th. She also received $1000. Her proposal was for a service project where her students would work with veterans to learn history.

Representative Coody Visits Reading Diagnosis Course at Pat Henry Elementary

Group Teaching

Representative Ann Coody visited our Reading Diagnosis class at Pat Henry Elementary on Friday, March 28th.  She was able to visit with our teacher education candidates as they worked with Pat Henry students in reading.  Tyler Blount, an Elementary Education major, is featured working with Representative Coody and her student who is practicing site words through a Phineas and Ferb board game.

Cameron Students and Faculty Represented at Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies Conference

Dr. Michelle Smith and Dr. Jennifer Holloway took several education students to the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies Conference. Students were able to network with others and learn new ideas to implement in their future classrooms.

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LPS Selects Former Cameron Graduates for Leadership Roles

Two recent graduates from the Education Department's Master of Science in Education Leadership program were named Lawton Public School principals. Having earned the M.S. in Education Leadership degree in 2009 and 2010 respectively, Stan Melby and Jennifer Foster were approved for their new positions by the board of education, though they have yet to be assigned a school. Congratulations to you both.

Lawton Public School Awards Received by Cameron Alumni

Cameron alumnus, Dana Moore (M.S. Education Leadership 2012), has been selected as Lawton Public School's Teacher of the Year, and will represent LPS for the 2013-2014 school year. Also, Angelina Baker (B.S. Elementary Education 2012) has been named the 2013 Lawton Public School's Rookie Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to the both of you for your achievement, and for representing Cameron University and the Department of Education so well.

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Contact Information

Nance Boyer, Room 1078
2800 W. Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505
580.581.2320 Voice
580.581.2865 Fax