President's Report 2009

School of Education Student - Rian Reed

School of Education Academic Milestones

  • Dr. Jane Bray, dean of the School of Education at Millersville University, was appointed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Professional Standards and Practices Commission. The Commission is committed to providing leadership for improving the quality of education in the Commonwealth by establishing high standards for preparation, certification, practice and ethical conduct in the teaching profession. Dr. Bray was nominated by the governor and recently confirmed by the State Senate.
  • Millersville University’s undergraduate technology education program was selected by the Council of Technology Teacher Education as the 2009 Program of the Year.
  • The degree program in Occupational Safety and Environmental Health received its reaccreditation from the Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology, one of only four departments in the United States to receive this distinction.
  • Three new bachelor’s degrees in science education degree programs were developed and sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Education: Pre-K through grade 4, middle-level education mathematics, and middle-level education English. A dual degree in special education and Pre-K through grade 4 was also approved.
  • For the fifth year in a row, the school organized a summer course in Ireland relating to peace education.
  • Dr. Paul G. Specht, industry & technology, was appointed to the board of trustees of the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation. In addition, Dr. Specht was named the 2009 Safety Professional of the Year by the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Academics Practice Specialty.
  • Dr. John Wright, industry and technology, received two major national service awards from the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT). These included the 2008 Service Award for Exemplary Contributions to NAIT, as chairman of the executive board, and the 2008 Service Award for Exemplary Contributions to NAIT, as president of the Electricity, Electronics, and Computer Technology Division.
  • In October 2008 the Association of Third World Studies held its 26th annual meeting at Millersville University on the theme of “Voices of the Subaltern: Identities, Hierarchies and Social Struggles in a Globalizing Age.”
  • For the second year in a row Millersville University received a $10,000 grant from Verizon to fund a conference on the prevention of school violence for a local and regional audience of school officials and law enforcement staff.

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