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School of Education Dedicates Curriculum Materials and Technology Center in Honor of Peter John Clemens IV
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education recently celebrated the dedication of its Curriculum Materials and Technology Center to Peter John Clemens IV ‘87. The dedication was a surprise planned by his wife Julie Clemens ‘86 in recognition of his previous giving to Samford in honor of her father, Carl E. Miller Jr.  
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Teacher Education Candidates Receive Lamp of Learning
Orlean Beeson School of Education hosted its fourth annual Lamp of Learning Ceremony on Aug. 29. The event marks the official induction of teacher education candidates into their respective majors and the beginning of professional field experiences. 
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Samford Ranked Third in the Nation for Student Engagement by Wall Street Journal
Samford University students are among the nation’s most engaged according to new rankings published by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. The university ranked #3 nationally in student engagement, climbing nine spots since last year’s ranking.  
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Community Partnerships Bridge Professional Development Learning Gaps for Elementary Educators
Orlean Beeson School of Education was awarded a second year of funding for its Elementary Mathematics Leadership Academy for Teachers (EMLAT). Built as a train-the-trainer model, the program prepares teachers to maximize student learning and serve as teacher-leaders in their respective school districts.  
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Education School Provides Mentors for Aspiring Principals
Strong leadership is imperative to school success. Research shows that quality school leadership results in quality schools and quality schools produce students of high achievement. For the 2018-19 academic year, Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education implemented the Mentors for Aspiring Principals initiative to further develop the school’s instructional leadership candidates.  
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Serving Children with Special Needs in Lebanon
It is estimated that over 1.5 million Syrian refugees and 450,000 displaced Palestinians have fled their homelands to seek shelter in Lebanon, causing refugee children to be absorbed into schools across the country. Over the past 14 years, Orlean Beeson School of Education faculty have worked to build a capacity of teachers in these schools to serve children with special needs. 
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Education School Awards $40,387 in Scholarship to Undergraduate Teacher Education Candidates at Annual Awards Ceremony
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education recognized the many accomplishments of the school’s undergraduate teacher education candidates at its 38th annual teacher education award ceremony.