Fall 2000
Vol. 17 No. 3
Publication Number:
USPS 244-800


Turkey Creek Vigil

It's the Excitement'

Genome Research Yields Quick Returns

Samford Ranked Fifth in South by U.S. News & World Report

Education School Scores High in Effective Teacher Preparation

Faculty Accolades

Upcoming Samford Tours

ODK Seeking 50 Exemplary Alumni To Mark Society's Anniversary

Manis Biography Wins Lillian Smith Book Award

University of Georgia Beckons Garver, Hanson with Sizable Postgraduate Packages

Alumni Office Seeks Samford Traditions

Sequoyah, Cunningham Join Men's Hall of Fame

Samford Begins Offering Doctor of Education Program

Deupree Recognized for Fighting Illiteracy

Tillette: Men's Team One
Big Question Mark

Cochran, Moore Lead Veteran Women's Basketball Team



Fall 2000

Education School Scores High in Effective Teacher Preparation

Samford's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies has been named a semifinalist by the U.S. Department of Education in a national awards program for Effective Teacher Education.

The program recognizes "exemplary teacher preparation programs that provide evidence that their graduates are effective in helping all students improve their learning."

In keeping with national priorities on reading and mathematics, the competition focuses on programs that prepare elementary teachers as well as on programs that prepare middle and/or high school mathematics teachers for initial certification.

Judges commended Samford for its thorough certification requirements and the professional success of its graduates. Samford requires that all teacher education students earn certification in four areas: early childhood, early childhood special education, elementary education and elementary special education.

Collected data has shown that Samford graduates make a significant increase in K-12 student achievement at their schools of employment.

A national awards panel will make recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education later this fall for programs to be honored as finalists.