LEE COUNTY — The Edison State College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the School of Education at its November meeting.
The new school provides students and faculty a greater sense of camaraderie and also provides more visibility and oversight.
“Since the College opened its doors in 1962, the institution has been organized by divisions or disciplines, which is the standard practice among two-year colleges,” said Dr. Robert Beeson, Dean of Arts and Sciences. “As Edison State grows the number of four-year degree programs, the College has chosen to follow the practice that most four-year colleges use in referring to major instructional units as ‘schools’.”
Education Degrees offered:
■ Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
■ Bachelor of Science in Secondary Biology
■ Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math
■ Associate in Arts Degree with Education emphasis
■ Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
Education Degrees pending approval:
■ Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Language Arts
■ Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Mathematics
■ Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Science
This new organizational structure positions the college to continue to develop the baccalaureate mission.
Under this new organizational framework, the heads of the various schools will be deans or associate deans and the heads of departments will be called department chairs. Department chairs will be the college leaders close to where the instructional and scholarly mission of the College is carried out, and, therefore, closest to the students.