Jun 23, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Learning, Technology and Leadership Education

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3310 Memorial Hall, ESC 6913
Phone: (540) 568-2291/8012
Website: http://www.jmu.edu/coe/ltle

Interim Department Head
Dr. Diane Wilcox

Graduate Program Directors

Adult Education Human Resource Development
Diane Wilcox

Educational Leadership
Robin Crowder

Educational Technology
Michele Estes

Spanish Language and Culture
Diane Wilcox

C. Beverly, D. Foucar-Szocki, O. Griffin, D. Wilcox

Associate Professors
E. Brantmeier, R. Collins, R. Crowder, M. Estes, M. Loso, D. Hearrington, J. Thall

Assistant Professors
N. Brantmeier, R. Ingram

E. Kaye, D. Meza, R. Snow, D. Strawbridge, N. Swayne, E. Stauffer


The mission of the James Madison University professional education unit is to prepare caring, knowledgeable, skilled and reflective educators who believe that all students can learn and succeed. Our candidates and faculty are committed to lifelong learning and aspire to meet educational needs in a changing, pluralistic and democratic society. The personal and professional development of candidates is accomplished by emphasizing excellence and continuous innovation in quality undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.

James Madison University’s College of Education is distinguished through faculty and candidate achievements, academic rigor, excellence in teaching, candidate and faculty interactions and relationships, technological innovations and national recognitions. The college maintains relevance through active and growing interactions with other colleges within the university and with local, state, regional, national and international communities.

The college is committed to providing:

  • Graduate programs that emphasize advanced knowledge in a specialty area and the development of effective leadership and professional skills for addressing the needs of a changing society.
  • Continuing professional development and service programs in cooperation with public and private schools and agencies, other colleges, institutions, and businesses.
  • The undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the Virginia State Board of Education.

The basic philosophy of the college is reflected in the following goals:

  • To educate individuals for the multiple professions included in the college at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, not merely by transmitting skills and knowledge but by stimulating creativity, developing cognitive abilities, and encouraging the testing of hypotheses and reinterpretation of the human experience.
  • To encourage a balanced faculty orientation toward teaching, research, scholarship, community service and professionalism that recognizes individual strengths and preferences of the college’s faculty.
  • To create an environment that fosters an atmosphere of open communication among candidates, faculty members and community.
  • To anticipate societal needs and provide necessary resources for implementing effective on- and off-campus programs now and in the future.


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