It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University. The mission of the College of Education at ESTU is to educate competent, ethical, and socially responsible professionals who are committed to improving the human condition through enhancing teaching and learning, counseling, physical and mental health, sport science/recreation and leadership. To that end, the Clemmer College of Education has a unique and attractive academic model that consist of six academic departments, a University School, a K-12 laboratory school, three Centers of Excellence (Early Childhood Learning & Development, Mathematics & Science Education and Sport Science & Coach Education), six undergraduate and 16 graduate degree programs that include multiple doctoral programs. The College programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Tennessee Department of Education, Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs (CACREP) and the National Association of Sport Physical Education (NASPE).
As Dean for the College, my leadership style is grounded in transparency, accountability, mutual trust, integrity and good faith. My vision for the Clemmer College of Education is to continue to be recognized as 1 of the Top Colleges of Education in the State of Tennessee and the United States and to remain an innovative leader while transforming the lives of the students that we serve. My immediate vision and commitment is to prepare highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students through the development, administration, supervision and evaluation of the programs that are offered in the College of Education.
If I can be helpful in any way, please contact the Clemmer College of Education in 319 Warf-Pickel Hall at 423-439-7616 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Dean, Clemmer College of Education
Vision, Mission & Goals
The mission of the College of Education at East Tennessee State University is to educate competent, ethical, and socially responsible professionals who are committed to improving the human condition through enhancing teaching and learning, physical and mental health, and leadership. Through research, scholarship, and partnerships with schools and human service organizations, the college is committed to developing effective approaches to address problems and issues in professional fields. Within the context of our mission, the college seeks to promote diversity among students, faculty, and within the curriculum.
The COE goals were last revised in Spring 2002 following faculty approval of recommendations made by a COE Conceptual Framework Committee. They are continuously evaluated in concert with changes in the University Goals for Strategic Planning (most recently the 2000-2005 Goals). The current COE goals are to:
- Assist our students in acquiring and applying knowledge of people, methods, and subject matter for exemplary professional practice by offering quality educational programs,
- Create the necessary conditions, means, and methods for recruitment and retention of a diverse population to meet the changing professional and community needs,
- Provide opportunities for our faculty to expand their knowledge base and to augment their technical and professional skills to serve to the students, the profession, and the community,
- Organize and implement school- and community-partnership ventures to offer the COE's wealth of knowledge and expertise to help improve the educational and social conditions in the region,
- Meet the COE's needs created by the rapid advancement in information, instructional, and adaptive technology, and
- Develop and enhance external sources of support to improve the quality and expand the level of services rendered by the COE.
The College of Education has several different initiatives and endowments that would benefit from your financial contributions. Please click the "Give Now" arrow to be directed to the online giving system of the ETSU Foundation. By selecting the radio button under "Designations," you can specify which area will receive your contribution.
Your gifts are accepted by the East Tennessee State University Foundation, which is the official 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that exists solely to support and advance the objectives of the university. The foundation is a separate legal entity operated as a tax-exempt corporation chartered within the State of Tennessee and is considered a component unit of the university.