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 Frankie Santos Laanan, Department Head

Computers and Applied Technology (CAT)

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

Courses provided in computers and applied technology are commonly used to satisfy part of the general studies requirements for the College of Education baccalaureate degree. Undergraduates often use CAT 200 Computer Education Application and CAT 250 Computer Educ Curric Devel to meet the University's core curriculum requirement for foreign language/computer science.

Social and Cultural Studies in Education (BEF)

Professor John Petrovic (Program Coordinator)
Office: 307-C Graves Hall

Foundations in education course offerings include basic support for undergraduate and graduate teacher education 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.


Department Head
  • Frankie Santos Laanan
  • Natalie Adams
  • Nirmala Erevelles
  • Peter S. Hlebowitsh
  • Karri Holley
  • Philo A. Hutcheson
  • Bob L. Johnson
  • Stephen G. Katsinas
  • Frankie Santos Laanan
  • Claire Howell Major
  • Douglas McKnight
  • John E. Petrovic
  • Stephen Tomlinson
  • Vivian Wright
Associate professors
  • Becky Atkinson
  • Angela Benson
  • Nathaniel James Bray
  • Andre R. Denham
  • David Hardy
  • Roxanne Mitchell
  • Margaret L. Rice
  • Jing Ping Sun
Assistant professors
  • Cindy Ann Kilgo
  • Bryan Mann
  • Steve Mobley, Jr.
  • Krystal Williams
Clinical professor
  • Philip Westbrook
Clinical associate professors
  • Arleene Breaux
  • Brenda Mendiola
Clinical assistant professor
  • Yvette Bynum


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 social good shape distinctive philosophies of education.

Computer Concepts & Applicatn

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

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