Study Abroad Opportunity – New Zealand Summer 2015

Interested in Engaging in a Meaningful Experience “Down Under” Summer 2015? Join your friends and colleagues on an exploration of education, art, culture, and the well-balanced lifestyle of New Zealand. The trip will run from May 20 to June 19 and begin with a two-week stay in the Auckland area. Participants will explore Auckland on […]

Students and Faculty Present at 2014 NCETA Conference

Students and faculty at 2014 NCETA Conference

Dr. Alan Brown, Dr. Joan Mitchell, and undergraduate and graduate English education students from the WFU Department of Education presented on Friday, October 10, at the annual conference of the North Carolina English Teachers’ Association (NCETA). Dr. Brown organized a roundtable session entitled “Exploring Diversity, Difference, and Social Justice through Multicultural American Literature.” During the […]

Annual Research Forum

English Cohort: Andrew Waszkowski, Erika Bunpermkoon, Kate Youngblood, Jordan Daniels, Matt Koval, Dr. Alan Brown

The19th Annual Research Forum was held on June 26.   Seventeen graduating master’s students presented their action research projects in a Three Minute Thesis format. Abstracts will also be published in a Proceedings on the ERIC database.  

New Graduate Students Begin Program

On June 2, twenty-one new graduate students began their master’s studies in Teacher Education. Students are from seven different states and they are studying secondary and K-12 education.

Commencement for Teacher Education


A total of 28 Teacher Education Students received their bachelor’s degrees on May 19. These included 16 Elementary Education majors, 3 Secondary Education Licensure minors, and 9 Secondary Education Non-Licensure minors. At the Graduate School Ceremony, 17 students were hooded. They will receive their master’s degree in August.  

2014 Hall Award Winners

The Department of Education’s 2014 Jerry A. Hall Award recipients are Jatnna Acosta (Elementary Education), Troi Hicks (Secondary Social Studies) and Kathryn Norcross (Secondary Math). The awards are given each year for excellence in student teaching. The presentation will be at the College Honors and Awards Ceremony to be held on Sunday, May 18th at […]

Morgan O’Leary, Kelsey Rector, and Alec Wasilewski Receive the 2014 Memory Scholarship

Professor Jasper L. Memory, Jr., served Wake Forest University from 1929 until 1971, completing his career as Chairman of the Department of Education.   To honor Professor Memory and to further the cause of education, his family and friends created a scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded each year to Junior students in the Department of […]

“A Model Education”

From a recent article in Wake Forest Magazine: Cecilia Silva (’74) builds bilingual school in Argentina based on Wake Forest A coastal city in Argentina may seem an unlikely place for a private school modeled on Wake Forest. But Cecilia Rapela Silva (’74) has built a thriving school in her native country based on what […]

English Education Student Receives Richter Scholarship to Engage in Research in Europe

Andrew Waszkowski, a graduate student in English education, was recently awarded a Richter Scholarship from WFU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. This summer, Andrew will be conducting research on positive classroom community formation in various multicultural international schools in France, Germany, and Belgium. For more information, see Andrew’s abstract below. Today’s educators face the […]

After School Program Uses Sports To Help High School Students Build Essential Literacy Skills

A recent article by the WFU News Center highlights a weekly after-school sports literacy program led by Dr. Alan Brown, Assistant Professor of English Education, and Jordan Daniels, a graduate student in English education. This program takes place at Southwest Guilford High School in High Point, North Carolina, and utilizes sports-related young adult literature to […]