Chair's Welcome

On behalf of the faculty members in the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations, & Secondary Education (ITFSE), thank you for taking the time to visit our website! Our department houses a distinctive set of programs which prepare students for careers in schools or corporate settings.

We have a diverse group of faculty from different ethnic, religious, and philosophical backgrounds. This diversity inspires our creativity and allows us to embrace multiple perspectives, and to work together across those differences.

We are deeply committed to our students, engaged in the community, and advocates for education as a profession. Though we are keenly aware of the challenges facing education, we know that, despite these challenges, we can provide powerful learning experiences for our students. Our faculty members are dedicated teachers and active researchers with an incredible commitment to providing high quality, rigorous academic programs that have a positive impact on the community.

We hope that you take time to learn more about our programs and see which one is right for you. We believe we have outstanding programs and that our students are at the heart of these programs. We invite you to join us and become a part of the change you wish to see…Become an Educator!

Warm regards,
Candace M. Thompson, Ph.D.