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The School of Education

History of the School
The Bloomington Campus
The Indianapolis Campus
Mission and Objectives of the School of Education
School of Education Alumni Association
Organization of the School and Program Advisors

History of the School

More than 150 years ago, in 1852, the Indiana General Assembly took the initial step in the development of the School of Education by providing for the establishment at Indiana University of “a Normal Department for instruction in the theory and practice of teaching.” Discontinued in 1870, the Normal Department was reinstated in 1886 as the Department of Pedagogy, later renamed the Department of Education. This department was part of what is now the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1908, following the enactment of a law that required formal training for public school teachers, the Department of Education became the School of Education . At that time, there were four faculty members and 189 students. In May 1923 the School of Education became autonomous from the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1925 the first B.S. in education was granted, in 1929 the first M.S., and in 1932 the first Ed.D. The Ph.D. with a major in education has been awarded through the University Graduate School since 1924.

In 1951 the School of Education moved into a three-story limestone building on the corner of Third Street and Jordan Avenue on the Bloomington campus. This building also housed the education laboratory school (grades K-12). The School of Education grew rapidly, and eventually the laboratory school was moved to a new facility at the corner of Tenth Street and the Highway 45-46 Bypass. In 1979 the education building was named the W. W. Wright Education Building , in honor of Wendell W. Wright, the second dean of the  School of Education (1946-1959) and a university vice president.

Education classes have been taught in Indianapolis since 1914, when the Extension Division of Indiana University was established. As the Indianapolis campus grew and course offerings became more numerous, the Extension Division was renamed the Division of Regional Campuses. In 1969 it was possible to earn a bachelor's degree in education through what had become known as the Indianapolis campus of Indiana University . The following year the branch campuses of Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis were unified in the establishment of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). At that time, the education program was located at the 38th Street campus.

In 1972 the IUPUI Division of Education was formally established, with faculty offices and classrooms in the Marrott Building on North Meridian Street . Three years later, in 1975, the  Indianapolis and Bloomington units merged into a single School of Education . In 1982 the school at Indianapolis moved into a new building on the main IUPUI campus, the Education/Social Work Building, at 902 W.  New York Street .

In the 1960s and 1970s, the Indiana University School of Education grew to become one of the largest schools of education in the United States . The Bloomington campus alone had more than 200 education faculty members. In some years, over 200 doctoral degrees and 1,200 master's degrees were awarded. In recent years the school has annually generated from 5 to 7 million dollars of grant money for research, training, and development projects.

The Smith Center for Research in Education on the Bloomington campus was dedicated on  June 26, 1975 , to foster research and development in diverse educational areas. Occupying what was formerly the high school building of the university laboratory school, the center for many years housed several academic departments and many externally funded research, training, and development projects. The center was named for Dr. Henry Lester Smith, who in his 30 years as dean of the School of Education (1916-1946) earned an international reputation for his leadership in the field and his strong commitment to research in education. It was largely through his efforts that the School of Education came to exist as a separate school in 1923.

In 1992 the School of Education in Bloomington moved into a new W. W. Wright Education Building , at 201 N. Rose Avenue . This modern facility offers the latest in technological facilities for instruction, training, and research. All academic programs are now housed in this building, with externally funded research, training, and development projects remaining in the Smith Research Center .

The Center for Research on Learning and Technology, located in the Wright Education Building , is a state-of-the-art facility for research and development in the application of technology to instruction. The CRLT has as its mission to promote and support a community of scholars dedicated to research and professional development on the design, use, and implementation of technology to improve learning. These issues are examined in three primary domains: 1) teacher professional development, 2) interactive distributed learning environments, and 3) classroom uses of technology. In fulfilling its role, the center also conducts workshops, creates educational products, trains educational leaders, develops effective management practices, and facilitates educational partnerships among schools, universities, businesses and industries, and private and public organizations.

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The Bloomington Campus

Indiana University Bloomington is a residential campus of approximately 40,000 students. Woods and streams interlacing the 1,800-acre campus make it one of the most picturesque in the country. The university features a wide array of superior cultural offerings, including nearly 1,000 concerts and performances each year from the world-renowned Indiana University School of Music.

Set in the rolling, wooded hills of southern Indiana , the city of Bloomington has been ranked by the New York Times as one of the “Big 10 of College Towns.” Students enjoy Bloomington 's excellent recreational facilities and the excitement generated by Indiana University 's top-ranked athletic teams. Within an hour's drive from Bloomington are several national forests, state parks, and lakes. Indianapolis , the state capital, is 50 miles away; Louisville and Cincinnati are both about 100 miles from Bloomington .

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The Indianapolis Campus

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis is an urban commuter campus located near the heart of downtown Indianapolis . The beautiful, modern campus offers many cultural and intellectual opportunities and is home to the nationally acclaimed Indiana University School of Medicine.

Home of the Indianapolis 500 automobile race, Indianapolis is fast becoming a national center for amateur and professional athletics. The city also hosts the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Repertory Theater, the Fine Arts Museum , fascinating historical attractions, an excellent zoo, and the world's largest children's museum.

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Mission and Objectives of the School of Education

The mission of the Indiana University School of Education is to improve teaching, learning, and human development in a diverse, rapidly changing, and increasingly technological society. We prepare reflective, caring, and highly skilled educational practitioners and scholars who lead in their chosen professions; inform educational theory and practice through research; and work in partnership with a range of constituents to effect change at both local and national levels and throughout the world.

In 2001, the following five goals were identified and approved as the strategic plan for the next five years:

To fulfill its mission, the school strives to achieve the following objectives:

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

While the primary goal of undergraduate education at the School of Education is the preparation of teachers, a number of graduate programs prepare and provide continuing professional development to teachers and other professional school personnel at the advanced level.

As part of the requirement for NCATE accreditation, the advanced programs for the preparation of teachers and other school personnel have adopted the following seven principles that serve as the conceptual framework for all advanced programs. The first five principles are adopted from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

  1. Advanced program candidates are committed to all students and their learning.
  2. Advanced program candidates know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
  3. Advanced program candidates are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
  4. Advanced program candidates think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
  5. Advanced program candidates are members of learning communities.
  6. Advanced program candidates are capable of facilitating positive change in educational settings.
  7. Advanced program candidates are able to utilize technology in their fields of practice.
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School of Education Alumni Association

The School of Education Alumni Association was founded in 1951 "to further the educational, professional, and social interests of the School of Education and the alumni, individually and collectively." The association sponsors alumni receptions at state and national conventions. Chalkboard, the magazine of the School of Education Alumni Association, is distributed to all alumni.

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Organization of the School and Program Advisors

Bloomington Campus Departments
Indianapolis Campus Areas

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Bloomington Campus Departments

(Area Code 812)

Counseling and Educational Psychology


Joyce Alexander, Chair; Education 4038, 856-8301

Counseling and Counselor Education (master's): Jeffrey Daniels , Education 4008, 856-8304

Counseling Psychology (doctoral): Susan Whiston, Education 4014, 856-8336
Educational Psychology: Gary Ingersoll, Education 4024, 856-8321
Human Development: Anne Stright, Education 4058, 856-8319
Inquiry Methodology: Ginette Delandshere, Education 4006, 856-8347
Learning, Cognition, and Instruction: Curtis Bonk, Education 4022, 856-8353
Learning Sciences: Richard Lesh, Education 4072, 856-8335
School Psychology: Thomas Huberty, Education 4062, 856-0332

Curriculum and Instruction

Cary Buzzelli, Chair; Education 3204, 856-8184
Genevieve Williamson, Associate Chair, Education 3002, 856-8127

Art Education, Gifted and Talented Education: Enid Zimmerman, Education 3002, 856-8102
Curriculum Studies: David Flinders, Education 3002, 856-8104, and Barbara Korth, Education 3135, 856-8142

Early Childhood Education: Judith Chafel, Education 3214, 856-8136
Mary McMullen, Education 3256, 856-8196
Elementary Education: Terry Mason, Education 3228, 856-8190
Mathematics Education: Enrique Galindo, Education 3002, 856-8107
Science and Environmental Education: Valarie Akerson, Education 3072, 856-8140
Secondary Education: David Flinders, Education 3002, 856-8108
Social Studies Education: Lynne Boyle-Baise, Education 3210, 856-8191
Special Education (master's): Dennis Knapczyk, Education 3238, 856-8148
Special Education (doctoral): Gretchen Butera, Education 3234, 856-8174
Transition to Teaching: Carol-Anne Hossler, Education 3262, 856-8158

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Barry Bull, Chair, Education 4228, 856-8360
Education Policy: Bradley Levinson, Education 4228, 856-8363
Educational Foundations: Barry Bull, Education 4228, 856-8363
Educational Leadership: Leonard Burrello, Education 4228, 856-8365
Higher Education: Vasti Torres, Education 4274, 856-8399
International and Comparative Education: Margaret Sutton, Education 4228, 856-8363
Student Affairs Administration: Graduate Advisor, Education 4228, 856-8362

Instructional Systems Technology

Elizabeth Boling, Chair; Education 2276, 856-8451

Language Education

Mary Beth Hines, Chair; Education 3038, 856-8270
English Education: Mary Beth Hines, Education 3028, 856-8270
Foreign Language Education, EFL, ESL, Bilingual Education: Martha Nyikos, Education 3044, 856-8263
Reading Education: Mitzi Lewison, Education 3024, 856-8269

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Indianapolis Campus Areas

(Area Code 317)

Chair for Graduate Programs and Continuing Professional Development Robert Osgood, Education/Social Work 3122, 274-6812
Chair for Teacher Education Beth Berghoff, Education/Social Work 3127, 278-1108
Language Education Beth Berghoff, Education/Social Work 3127, 278-1108
Christine Leland, Education/Social Work 3153, 274-6832
Mathematics Education Beatriz D'Ambrosio, Education/Social Work 3152, 274-6833
Science Education Charles Barman, Education/Social Work 3121, 274-6813
Secondary Education Signe Kastberg, Education/Social Work 3156. 274-6829
Special Education Jeffrey Anderson, Education/Social Work 3124, 274-6809
Pat Rogan, Education/Social Work 3128, 274-6806
Mary Fisher, Education/Social Work 3133, 274-0650
Counseling and Counselor Education Keith Moran, Education/Social Work 3111, 274-6850
Floyd Robison, Education/Social Work 3119, 274-6815
Higher Education and Student Affairs Graduate Advisor, Education/Social Work 3150, 278-5739 (Bloomington) Vasti Torres, Education 4274, (812) 856-8399
Educational Leadership Chuck Little, Education/Social Work 3115, 274-6816
Vic Smith, Education/Social Work 3125, 274-6952
Khaula Murtadha, Education/Social Work 3138A, 274-6862

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