"Education is a social process. Education is growth.
Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself."
Welcome to the Department of Secondary Education at Jacksonville State University. We are home to 10 undergraduate programs for grades 6-12; four undergraduate programs for P-12; seven master's and education specialist programs for grades 6-12, and two P-12 master's level programs. Information for each degree program may be found using the undergraduate and graduate tabs to the left.
Our mission is to prepare professional educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring, creative decision makers and learners in a diverse society through degree programs grounded in educational research, theory, and best practices, including pedagogy rich with content knowledge, integrated technologies, innovative practices, and opportunities for reflection.
Each of our program offerings is currently accredited by the Alabama State Department of Education, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Each degree program is evaluated and updated on a regular basis to assure that our programs are of the highest quality. We have carefully created opportunities for teacher education candidates to implement knowledge gained from coursework in your major through practica and internship experiences. This combination of experiences in the university classroom and opportunities in the real world, will prepare you to be an effective classroom teacher, giving you the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for successful employment upon completion of your program of study.
Biographical and contact information may be found for all of our faculty members by clicking the "Faculty and Staff" tab to your left. Should you need information not found on our web pages, please contact me, Dr. Denise De Vito, or Mrs. Diana Battles, our departmental secretary. If we can be of service to you in any way as you endeavor to become or further advance your abilities as a successful teacher, please let us know.
Dr. Denise De Vito
Secondary Education Graduate ready to make a difference