Published on March 19, 2014 by Betsy Rogers  

Over 100 fourth grade students and teachers visited Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education on Friday, March 14 to participate in the 2014 'Space Day.' The event was hosted by Samford’s teacher education students who planned various learning activities throughout the day. The day’s activities ended with launching of plastic bottle rockets and games on the quad. The Space Day event begins a week-long study of the solar system for the students at Trace Crossings Elementary that will end with a trip to Space Camp in Huntsville.

Teacher education candidates spend significant amounts of time in Trace Crossings classrooms teaching lessons and assisting children as part of a K-12 school-university partnership with their teacher education preparation. The partnership allows students to learn by becoming a immersed in the elementary school culture.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.