The School of Education’s central office is home to the offices of academic affairs, assessment, development, instructional technology, professional education preparation, student services & advising, research, and the teaching resources center. Most staff are located in the School of Education building.
School of Education Leadership
- Randy Penfield, Dean
- Jewell Cooper, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services
- Bob Henson, Associate Dean of Research
Each of our six departments are led by a Department Chair with extensive expertise related to the department. Information about the Department Chairs can be found on their department pages.
Dean’s Office Contact
The School of Education Dean’s Office is located in the School of Education Building, Room 324.
Instructional Technology Support
The SOE Office of Instructional Technology Support is actively involved with promoting technical competence, awareness, and skill-building throughout our educational programs.
Student Supports and Success
Office of Student Success (OSS)
Our knowledgeable and experienced OSS staff support the success of all our students by ensuring that they develop a thorough knowledge of degree and licensure requirements for all School of Education and Secondary majors, to include licensure-only programs.
Michel Family Teaching Resources Center (TRC)
The TRC serves as a model school library media center offering a large collection of picture books, young adult fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks, board books, big books, kits, manipulatives, and DVD’s.
Student Educator Learning Factory (SELF) Design Studio
The SELF Design Studio is used to teach 21st century skills by providing a space where ideas are advanced to the point of materialization. Patrons with ideas can plan, develop, and execute their ideas apart from the traditional classroom setting with hands-on experiences.
Collaborative for Educator Preparation
The Collaborative for Educator Preparation oversees policies and practices of professional education programs at UNCG; accreditation and DPI reviews in conjunction with the SOE Director of Assessment; dissemination of information about North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction (SDPI) licensing requirements; and the administration of school-university partnership activities related to USTEP funding.