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Offices, Centers and Initiatives

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Office of Teacher Education and Partnerships

Dr. Lisa BarronThis office serves as a liaison between teacher candidates and the area schools where they gain valuable practical experience. All observation and clinical placements are initiated through this office.

Full Spectrum LearningFull Spectrum Learning

Full Spectrum Learning is tailored to the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, offering class cohorts with other participants, peer and faculty mentors, tutors, study hours and support meetings with program staff.

Furniture Connection Ed Tech Studio

Virtual Reality Headset in Ed Tech StudioAt the Ed Tech Studio, tools such as Virtual Reality headsets allow our pre-service teachers to step into local K-12 classrooms without leaving the APSU campus. Using 3D printers, Lego Education Learning systems and more, aspiring teachers can become more adept in classroom management, lesson planning, technology integration and student engagement. 

Jack Hunt STEM Center

Dr. Lisa BarronThe focus of the STEM Center is to facilitate effective preparation and support for teaching STEM subjects, through professional development, classroom support and instruction, teacher externships, teaching tools and more. 

Center for Rural Education

Dr. Cheryl LambertThe mission of the Center for Rural Education is to support the needs of rural educators in Tennessee, through professional development, classroom support, research and more.

Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA)

TECTA LogoTECTA is a grant-funded program that provides high-quality professional development opportunities and experiences for early childhood professionals working in Tennessee.

Collaborative Research Labs

Dr. Lisa BarronThese labs are designed to help propel the research agenda of participating faculty and help engender a collaborative and structured space for students to explore their research interests.

Diversity Initiatives

Dr. Charles GonzalezLearn more about our Strategic Diversity Plan, which was developed to further our engagement with and commitment to diversity in the teaching profession. 

Awards and Recognition

Education Awards CeremonyCelebrate the accomplishments of our distinguished student and faculty, who excel in assessment and research. 

Office of Assessment

Office of AssessmentAccess assessment and accreditation data for the Eriksson College of Education. 

Untenured Faculty Organization

Untenured Faculty OrganizationThe Untenured Faculty Organization was founded in 2021 as a way to support and retain junior faculty members, help them make connections and successfully navigate the Retention, Tenure and Promotion process.

Faculty-Affiliated Journals

Faculty-Affiliated JournalsThese peer-reviewed journals are edited by faculty members in the Eriksson College of Education.