Combining research expertise with teaching experience at the middle and secondary levels, the faculty of the Department of Secondary & Middle Grades prides ourselves on effective teaching, applied research, and undergraduate and graduate programs that are effective, relevant, and research-based.
SMGE faculty members have taught at the middle or secondary levels in a number of U.S. states including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Several SMGE faculty have taught internationally in middle or secondary schools including China, Germany, and Taiwan. We have served various roles in P-12 schools, including Title I coordinator, academic coach, graduation coach, district gifted facilitator, department chair, literacy coach, and assistant principal.
Our department includes faculty with academic expertise in curriculum and instruction, in the core areas of the school curriculum (English/Language Arts, mathematics, the sciences, and social studies), as well as foundational areas including educational psychology, educational research, instructional technology, and special education.
SMGE faculty members are active in professional organizations at the international, national, regional, state, and local levels where we serve as officers, executive board members, editors of journals, and reviewers. We are involved in or regularly present at conference of these organizations.