Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Technology Studies

The department offers some undergraduate courses, many of which are required or are options in the various undergraduate teaching fields.

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Professor Angela Benson, Department Head
Office: 301-C Autherine Lucy Hall

Computers and Applied Technology (CAT)

Associate Professor Margaret Rice (Program Coordinator)
Office: 315-F Autherine Lucy Hall

Computers and Applied Technology offers three undergraduate courses: CAT 100 Computer Concepts & Applicatn, CAT 200 Computer Education Application, and CAT 250 Computer Educ Curric Devel. CAT 200 and CAT 250 are designed as "C" courses and are commonly used to satisfy part of the general studies requirements for the College of Education baccalaureate degree and the University's core curriculum requirement for foreign language/computer science. CAT 100 is taken as an elective by students across the university.

Social and Cultural Studies in Education (BEF)

Professor Nirmala Erevelles (Program Coordinator)
Office: 315-A Autherine Lucy Hall

Social and Cultural Studies course offerings course offerings include Educational Foundations courses that support key teaching standards for undergraduate and graduate educator preparation programs throughout the College of Education and for programs in other units of the College and the University. Students in a teacher education program are typically required to take at least one Foundations of Education course covering studies in philosophy, history and sociology of education. There is also a series of courses dedicated to the undergraduate minor in Educational Policy and Reform.


Department Head
  • Angela D. Benson
  • Natalie Adams
  • Angela D. Benson
  • Nathaniel James Bray
  • Nirmala Erevelles
  • Donald L. Gilstrap
  • Peter S. Hlebowitsh
  • Karri Holley
  • Bob L. Johnson
  • Stephen G. Katsinas
  • Claire Howell Major
  • Douglas McKnight
  • John E. Petrovic
Associate Professors
  • Becky Atkinson
  • Andre R. Denham
  • David Hardy
  • Margaret L. Rice
  • Jing Ping Sun
Assistant Professors
  • KC Culver
  • Hee Jung Gong
  • Heewon Jang
  • Feiya Luo
  • Jewoong Moon
Clinical Professor
  • Arleene Breaux
  • Brenda Mendiola
Clinical Associate Professors
  • Yvette Bynum
  • James Hardin
Clinical Assistant Professors
  • William Bergeron
  • Laura McNeill
  • Benjamin White
  • Akeisha Young


Social Psychol Foundtns Educ

An examination of the foundations of education in a modern democratic society and the critical project of promoting social justice through schooling. Attention is also paid to how theories of human nature and the idea of the social good shape distinctive philosophies of education.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or HD 101 or PY 105 or HD 102
Computer Concepts & Applicatn

Fundamentals of computer use in education, including software applications, keyboard functions, peripherals, utilities, and software.

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