Department of Education
Headlines and Announcements
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.
SECE Participates in Abuse Awareness Campaign
In recognition of the victims of child abuse, the SECE recently participated in the Blue Ribbon Tree for Kids campaign sponsored by the Oklahoma State Department of Health-Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Action Committee. The students have hung blue ribbons in a tree on campus shown in the picture below. Each ribbon represents a child who was the victim of abuse and/or neglect in Comanche County during 2012.
Juniors and Seniors Selected for Academic Excellence
Recently, several students from the Department of Education were selected for membership into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and largest collegiate honor society. Phi Kappa Phi scholars are selected from the top 7.5% of juniors and the top 10% of seniors and graduate students. The list of students include Barry Ballard, Dawn Bona, Joan Gabelmann, Crystal Guest, Jennie Hanna, Philip Muse, William Schlecht, Josie Stewart, Vivian Arroyo, Jennifer Berry (RSU), Alyssa Patterson, Brena Risner, Karen Strachan, Tameka Williams, Brittney Wilson (RSU), Lisa Blythe (RSU), Samantha Butler (RSU), Shaila Chambers, Kaci Clippinger, Shelby Crow, Matt Harris, James Jones, Sierra Kovacs, Rebecca Landoll, and Jeni Lewis.
Education Alumni Awarded for Outstanding Performance
Recently, the Altus Board of Education recognized the district’s Teachers of the Year and among the recipients were several Aggie alumnus. Jammie Hamm (B.S. Elem Ed 2000) and Joyce Frederick (B.S. Elem Ed 1989) received the honor. Also, Melissa Parson (B.S. Elem Ed 1994), who was selected in 2008 for the distinction, was recognized this year as a district finalist.
Cameron Alumni Earn National Certification
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards annually awards national certification status to teachers who meet the rigorous requirements set by the association. This year two Cameron graduates, Susan Hohstadt (B.S. Elem Ed 1990) and Debbie Arthur (B.S. Elem Ed 1989), along with a former Cameron student teaching mentor, Stacie Garrett, were granted the high distinction.
Graduating Education Majors Among Top at Cameron
Junior Braveboy and Daisy Woods were named to Cameron's Top 10 non-traditional students, and Jessica Landoll was named to Cameron's Top 20 juniors and seniors of 2011-2012.
Education Students Named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges
Congratulations to these students who were nominated by Cameron faculty or staff and join the highly-regarded and long-standing honors program: Mark Dabelstein, Junior Braveboy, Jessica Landoll, Daisy Woods, Cynthia Rennaker, Nichole Cooper, and (honorary Education major) Giselle Greenidge.
Kappa Delta Pi Welcomes New Members & Initiates New Officers
Welcome to the new members of Upsilon Xi Chapter: Lisa Adams, Jennifer Berry, Kimberly Blake, Tammie Bland, Junior Braveboy, Samantha Butler, Jeaneen Canfield, Julie Duncan, Phyllistine Foster, Christie Mullenix, Shauna Myers, Nathan Williams, and Brittany Wilson. See pictures of our new members by clicking on the Honor Societies link.
KIDS Science Camp Coming This Summer
Check out the latest information about and applications for this summer's "WASTE Watchers" camp here: http://www.cameron.edu/education/kidscamp.
Congratulations to Education Scholars in Phi Kappa Phi
The following education students were selected from the top 7.5% of juniors and the top 10% of seniors and graduate students for membership in Phi Kappa Phi: Kirstie Bridges, Vivian Arroyo, Angelina Baker, Lisa Blythe, Jarod Grice, Ivy Hendricks, Rose Hendricks, Lachelle Hotfelt, Amanda Morales, Maegan Pollard, Jimye Sharp, Nathan Williams, Daisy Woods, Sheena Elam, Stacey Greb, Crystal Guest, Jennie Hanna, Toni Hasenbeck, and Vivian Marshall.
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, music, and social studies. Elementary/secondary programs are offered in romance languages and physical education.
We also offer a Master’s of Education with options in elementary, secondary, special education, literacy, teaching and learning, school counseling, and library media. You can even 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
Chair, Education Department
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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.