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AU SOE Dean Holcomb-McCoy's Spring 2021 Commencement Speech



Congratulations SOE Class of 2021!

Watch American University School of Education Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy's congratulatory message to the School of Education Class of 2021!

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Dr. Worden and Ms. Schmidt win University Awards

Elizabeth Worden and Sareeta SchmidtCongratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Worden who was awarded the Outstanding Service to the University Community in a Tenure-Line or Continuing Appointment Award and to Ms. Sareeta Carter Schmitt who was awarded the Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Appointment Award. The University Faculty awards are highly competitive and sought after, and it is a real testament to their good work. 

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Dr. Antonio L. Ellis Named 2021 Emerging Scholar

Antonio EllisDirector of the Summer Institute on Education, Equity and Justice (SIEEJ) and Scholar-In-Residence, Dr. Antonio L. Ellis, is among the 2021 cohort of Emerging Scholars in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. For the past 20 years, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has recognized an interdisciplinary group of diverse scholars who represent the very best of the U.S. academy.

The 2021 scholars have distinguished themselves in their various academic disciplines and are actively working to make society more equitable and just. Dr. Antonio L. Ellis is no exception!

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Identity Development Through Dance in Special Education

Dr. Holcomb-McCoySELD Student Chelsea Greene and Associate Professor Alida Anderson author Strengths-Based Identity: Development Through Dance in Special Education in Artlines, a publication of the National Women’s Caucus for Art. The article focuses on Tara Miles, a Black, Deaf woman who is a dancer, educator, and advocate. 

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SOE's Elementary Teacher Prep Program Gains Accolades for Strong Clinical Practice

An “A” grade from the National Council on Teacher Quality reflects the School of Education’s commitment to clinical practice and working in Washington.

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School of Education Offers Resources and Prioritizes Innovation During COVID-19

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 kicked off on May 4, and while the annual celebration is decades old, this year is a bit different. Many people across the U.S. have come to value teachers in a new way because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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