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  • Dr. Stephens is the new Governance Secretary to the Board of Directors for NAGC
    Vanessa Turnier, 2009/09/01 16:12:13

    Kristen Stephens has been appointed as Governance Secretary to the Board of Directors for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). NAGC invests all of its resources to train teachers, encourage parents and educate administrators and policymakers on how to develop and support gifted children and what's at stake if high-potential learners are not challenged and encouraged.  

  • Applications are now available for the 2010 Holton Prize
    Vanessa Turnier, 2010/01/19 09:57:10

    Three cash awards of $500 will be given for outstanding work by Duke undergraduates. Applications can be found here .Entries should be submitted to Dean Caroline Lattimore in 011 Allen Building no later than April 23, 2010.  

  • The Program in Education is now the administrative home for the International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education
    Vanessa Turnier, 2010/01/19 09:25:23

    Service-Learning Instructor Dr. Kathy Sikes is the Executive Administrative Director for the center. The center moves to Duke from Clemson University.The center is "a focal point for teacher educators in higher education and their community partners in all aspects of service-learning in teacher education; including research, information resources, professional development and collaboration." (  

  • In the Service of Learning: A Conversation about Civic Engagement and the Undergraduate Experience
    Vanessa Turnier, 2009/10/20 09:12:07

    This colloquium will be on Monday, November 2nd, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Nasher Museum of Art.This event is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, e-mail the Service-Learning Program at by Wednesday, October 28th. In conjunction with the board meeting of the International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education now housed here at Duke, the Program in Education and the Service-Learning Program are pleased to sponsor a colloquium on the role of the university in creating and sustaining opportunities for engaged learning. Presenters are Andrew Furco, Vice President of Public Engagement at the University of Minnesota, and Elson Nash, Acting Director of Learn & Serve America.  

  • Congratulations to Lauren Ruderman Miller
    Vanessa Turnier, 2009/07/15 10:30:18

    Congratulations to Lauren Ruderman Miller, Trinity ’05 and Elementary Teacher Preparation Program Graduate. Lauren is the 2008-09 Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year nominee representing Hope Valley Elementary School.  

    Vanessa Turnier, 2009/06/26 14:06:01


    The Program in Education is pleased to be the new administrative home for Duke’s long-standing Service Learning Program (formerly the Office of Service-Learning in ??Trinity College).

    Under the leadership of David Malone, Faculty Director, the Service Learning Program (SLP) will continue to support faculty, staff, students, and community partners involved in Duke courses with the SL designation, and will focus on expanding and enhancing SL course offerings. The new SLP website will be up shortly. Inquiries should be addressed to Kristin Wright, SLP Coordinator,


    Mission of the Service Learning Program for the Foundational Years


    • Cultivate and support service learning on campus
    • Broaden faculty and student involvement in SL courses
    • Support faculty who teach SL courses
    • Work with the Arts and Sciences Course Committee on the SL label
    • Support community partners for SL Courses
    • Develop strategies for assessing learning outcomes in SL courses
    • Support experimentation with community-based pedagogies
    • Strengthen connections to service-oriented offices and programs at Duke University, such as DukeEngage
    • Support and foster the University’s intellectual/civic mission


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  • The 2009 Holton Prize Application!
    Vanessa Turnier, 2009/02/06 16:51:48

    Submissions are due by April 22, 2009 to Dean Lattimore. Information about the Holton prize can be found here.  

  • March 26, 2009 - Kenneth Reardon is Promoting Transformational Learning!
    Vanessa Turnier, 2009/03/11 14:44:10

    Professor Reardon is a nationally recognized scholar in the filed of service-learning and civic engagement. He is part of the speaker series in applied educational research. He is presenting “Promoting Transformational Learning Through Civic Engagement: Yes we Can!” on March 25 4:30pm in Von Canon A in the Bryan Center. Professor Reardon has recently been appointed Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Memphis where he is involved in research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of neighborhood planning, community development, and community/university partnerships. Prior to joining the University of Memphis faculty, he served as an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University where he established the Cornell Urban Scholars Program and Cornell Urban Mentors Programs  

  • September 11, 2008 - Dinner with civil rights leader Ann Atwater
    Vanessa Turnier, 2008/09/11 09:43:23

    In preparation for their work in the Durham Public Schools, student teachers in the Elementary Teacher Preparation Program met with Ann Atwater, a Durham activist and civil rights leader, to discuss critical issues facing the local schools and community. Mrs. Atwater's story is highlighted in the book,The Best of Enemies. To view a photo visit Elementary Teacher Preparation Program page  

  • Education Award Winners
    Vanessa Turnier, 2008/08/21 10:40:44

    Congratulations to all of our winners! Kim McCallum won the DT Stallings award! Jennifer Herring and Michele Farber won the Holton Prize! Elizabeth Kelly won an honorable mention for the Holton prize. The DT Stallings award honors a Duke senior who has shown sustained and dedicated service to tutoring local school children. The Holton Prize is given to a Duke junior or senior for outstanding innovative or investigative research focused on education. The winners papers are: Michele J. Farber “How Expectancy-Value and Possible Future Self Perceptions Impact Motivation to Study Science” Jennifer L. Herring “Situational Interest in Gifted Science Classrooms: The Influence of Teacher Practices on Student Interest”  

  • Teacher Preparation Program
    Vanessa Turnier, 2008/08/21 11:23:20

    Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children?
    Have you considered teaching?
    You can earn state licensure to teach during your undergraduate studies at Duke.
    For information about teaching high school, grades 9-12,
    contact Dr. Susan Wynn at; 660-2403
                            For information about teaching elementary school, grades K-6,                 contact Dr. Jan Riggsbee at; 660-3077

    Enrollment capacity is limited; application process is competitive.
     Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!

  • New PiE Programs
    Vanessa Turnier, 2008/08/21 11:20:52

    Program in Education (PiE) in collaboration with Duke TIP initiates an innovative teacher preparation program in Gifted Education, K-12.  PiE has a long-standing partnership with the Durham Public Schools to prepare highly qualified teachers at the elementary and secondary level.

    In addition to the new AIG program we are making progress with our Center for Teacher Learning and Collaboration Program (TLC). Last Spring Durham Public Schools Superintendent Ann T. Denlinger and Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead  announced the expansion of their longstanding partnership with three new initiatives designed to significantly boost support for classroom teachers. TLC is one of these initiatives.


  • Annual Awards
    Vanessa Turnier, 2008/06/19 12:51:44

    Congratulations to the following students who have won the Program in Education's annual awards for  2007:

    D.T. Stallings Awards: Anna Jacobi

    Winfred Quinton Holton Prize for Educational Research:
    Miho Kubagawa

    Winfred Quinton Holton Prize for Educational Research,
    Honorable Mentions: Joiselle Cunningham, Rachel Saperstein, and Danielle Wilfong.

    Also a big congratulations goes to our very own Dr. Jan Riggsbee who has been awarded this year's Robert B. Cox Undergraduate Teaching Award!

  • NC Regional Education Career Fairs
    Adrienne A Moore, 2008/02/28 12:52:29

    are happening in May and June. Please visit the Teacher Preparation Program page to learn more. [Career Fair]  

  • January 08, 2008 - Minor in Education
    Vanessa Turnier, 2008/02/01 17:00:05

    New in 2008! Students who are majoring in an Arts and Science discipline can now minor in Education.The Minor in Education is designed to provide students who are majoring in Arts and Sciences disciplines with opportunities to combine coursework in their majors with academic and field based experiences focused on complex social, psychological, economic, historical, political, and cultural issues that impact schools, and school children. Requirements: A total of five courses including three required courses and two electives. The required courses are Education 100; Education 118; and a third course chosen from a group of courses that address pedagogical theory and practice and the impact of individual difference and social diversity on teaching and learning. The third required course must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Education, carry the CCI code and involve a field based experience in public schools. The elective courses must be Education courses at or above the 100 level. Only one of the five courses may be taken at an institution other than Duke.  

  • The Holton Prize
    Vanessa Turnier, for staff, 2008/02/28 14:53:01

    is now accepting applications through April 4, 2008. Information about the prize can be found here. This is a cash prize of $250 that is awarded to a junior or senior for their outstanding, innovative, or investigative research dealing with education. [Holton Prize, PDF]  

  • Richard Rothstein
    Vanessa Turnier, 2008/02/27 09:24:56

    is speaking on February 26th at 4:30pm in Von Canon Room C in the Bryan Center at Duke University. This event is free and open to the public. The topic of his talk will be "The Impact of Class in the Classroom". There will be a book signing after the talk. Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute. From 1999 to 2002 he was the national education columnist of The New York Times. Rothstein's persuasive analysis of how social class shapes learning outcomes forces us to look at the differences in readiness across students as they enter school for the first time. He causes us to consider the influence of income, health, safety and other gaps affecting students as they proceed through school. He is the author of : Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap, and The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America's Student Achievement, as well as other books concerning social issues in education.  

  • Mary Morrow-Edna Richards Scholarship
    Vanessa Turnier, 2007/11/20 10:17:02

    This scholarship is accepting applications now through January 14, 2008. To find out more about this and other scholarship opportunities please click on Scholarships & Awards.  

    Vanessa Turnier, 2007/11/14 09:41:22

    Congratulations to our 2007 Graduates!

    Elementary                            Secondary
    Lauren Corse                          Katherine Almquist
    Mary Reid Ervin                      Jennifer Birkhofer
    Jan Scott Farmer                     Lauren Fryer
    Lauren Feldman                      Trea Garza
    Amy Hamilton                         Aakanksha Gulati
    Krista Harryman                      Brian Hanson
    Amy Jospeh                            Allyson Johnson
    Christine Rivera                       Miho Kubagawa
    Marisol Rodriguez                   Julia Lacy
    Mary Beth Samsa                   Stepan Paul
    Bethany Schraml                     Elizabeth Vanderslice
    Pamela Silver
    Heather Stone                         Early Childhood
    Elizabeth Wort                        Christine Lim
                                                  Caroline Logue

  • Creating Action Out of Knowledge! Spring 2008
    Vanessa Turnier, 2007/11/05 08:52:14

    Register to take an Education class in Spring 2008! Most classes have a service learning experience in our local schools. Check out the list of courses here ??

    Program in Education Spring 2008  

    EDUC 49S.01: Women Imagine Change

    EDUC 49S.02: Educational Tests & Assessments

    EDUC 100: Foundations of Education

    EDUC 109S. Elementary Curriculum 

    EDUC 110: Res/Reflect Practice Elem. Edu  

    EDUC 118: Educational Psychology

    EDUC 120: Elementary Internship

    EDUC 137: Contemporary Issues in Education

    EDUC 139: Marxism and Society  

    EDUC 149: Women and the Professions

    EDUC 151S: Literacy & Service Learning

    EDUC 160S: Early Childhood Intern

    EDUC170S.01: Anthropology & Education

    EDUC 170S.03: Durham Literacy Lens

    EDUC 190S: Secondary School Issues

    EDUC 215: Secondary School Teach

    EDUC 216: Secondary  Internship



  • Holton
    Miriam R Vines, 2007/04/25 10:32:59

    Holton Prize in Educational Research

    Application deadline is April 16.  Open to juniors and seniors.  A cash prize of $250 will be awarded for outstanding innovative or investigative research dealing with education. For information: Holton Prize or e-mail


  • Speaker Series
    Miriam R Vines, 2006/11/30 09:17:11

    Dr. Deborah Loewenberg Ball

    Knowing Your Subject Well Enough to Teach It:
    What More Does It Take?

    Wednesday, November 29, 2006
    107 White Lecture Hall, East Duke Building
    Free and Open to the Public  

  • Durham Public Schools, Duke Announce Three New Initiatives to Support Teaching
    Miriam R Vines, 2006/09/19 08:16:38

    February 22, 2006

    DURHAM -- Durham Public Schools Superintendent Ann T. Denlinger and Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead announced today that DPS and Duke are expanding their longstanding partnership with three new initiatives designed to significantly boost support for classroom teachers.

    Over the next three years, the University will contribute $925,000 to assist DPS by providing scholarships to Duke graduate students who are pursuing advanced teaching degrees, increasing fluency in Spanish among teachers and staff members, and helping retain early-career teachers. The programs are expected to provide direct support for as many as 200 DPS teachers who work with approximately 6,000 public school students.


  • Faculty presenting research at the 2006 AERA Annual Meeting

    Jan Bell, 2006/01/23 15:17:46

    April 7-11 in San Francisco

    "Beginning Teachers' Perceptions of Mentoring, Climate, and Leadership: Promoting Retention through a Learning Communities Perspective"
    Susan R. Wynn, Lisa Wilson Carboni and Erika Patall

    "We needed support and it was out there:
    Building an Electronic Community with Cooperating Teachers"
    Lisa Wilson Carboni and Jan Riggsbee


  • David Berliner: Program in Education Speaker Series in Applied Education Research
    Ryn Nasser, 2006/01/24 08:32:38


    "The failure of high-stakes tests to improve education"


  • Welcome to the start of a new year.
    Jan Bell, 2005/08/25 16:50:30

    We especially welcome our new faculty, Lisa Linnenbrink and Denise Friesen, and the new Project HOPE coordinator, Liz Henderson.  

  • Congratulations Graduates!
    Jan Bell, 2005/05/17 10:06:47

    The Program in Education honors the 2005 Graduating Class 2005 Graduating Class (pdf)





    Lauren Bailey


    Avon, CT

    Vonda Chou


    Greenville, SC

    Rebecca Davis

    Program II

    Honolulu, HI

    Adrienne Duffy


    Garden City, NY

    Tiffany Elbert


    Flint, MI

    Anne Farland

    Public Policy

    Chapel Hill, NC

    Jamie Frank


    Plymouth, MA

    Julia Gelfand


    Bala Cynwyd, PA

    Emily Kolb


    Houston, TX

    Michael Lamb

    Public Policy

    Chicago, IL

    Lauren Ruderman


    Maitland, FL

    Kimberly Schafer


    Morristown, NJ

    Colleen Schilly

    Environmental Science

    Cairo, Egypt

    Nick Woll


    Huntington, NY

    Kristen Zwiener


    Hartford, CT





    Lauren Abell


    Los Angeles, CA

    Laurel Cooper


    Sterling, VA

    Cedric Dargan


    Mantua, NJ

    Lauren Jonas


    Bethesda, MD

    Stuart Pierce


    Pine Bluff, AR

    Vanessa Sanchez

    Cultural Anthropology

    Atlanta, GA

    Craig Seyfried


    Spring City, PA

    Katherine Straka


    Barrington Hills, IL





    Evan Davis


    Osprey, FL

    Benjamin Wolinsky


    Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    Natalie Zervas


    Wakefield, MA



  • 2005 Award Winners
    Jan Bell, 2005/05/17 10:02:16

    Jamie Frank
    Lauren Ruderman
    Katherine Bernstein

    D.T. Stallings Award
    Jamie Frank
    Lauren Ruderman

    This award is presented to deserving Duke seniors who have worked closely with faculty in the Program in Education to provide high quality tutoring to children in our local schools. This award honors sustained and dedicted service to school children.

    Winfred Quinton Holton
    Prize for Educational Research

    Lauren Ruderman

    This award is given to a Duke junior or senior for outstanding innovative or investigative research focused on education. Endowed in 1922 by gifts of Holland Holton and Lela Young Holton, Class of 1907, in memory of their son.

    Winfred Quinton Holton
    Award for Brussels Fellow

    Katherine Bernstein

    This award is given to the graduating senior chosen as fellow for the Duke University/International School of Brussels Fellowship Program. The fellow will spend a year at the International School of Brussels (Belgium) assisting in classrooms in its Early Childhood Center.


  • Secondary Teacher Preparation Program
    Jan Bell, 2005/03/08 16:25:26

    Students in the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program have just begun the most exciting and challenging part of their program - the student teaching internship!
    Currently, eight students are working toward their science teaching certification through the Program in Education. For the next ten weeks these students will work full-time with a cooperating teacher in a local Durham High School. Best of luck!


  • NCATE Accreditation
    Jan Bell, 2005/03/08 11:28:27

    All Teacher Preparation Programs receive full NCATE accreditation. The Unit and all of its component programs passed the NCATE and State accreditation visits, which ended October 29th, 2003. The Unit was formally accredited through 2010 by NCATE in April, 2004. Final state accreditation decisions will be made in the coming months.


  • Speaker Series in Applied Education Research
    Jan Bell, 2005/03/08 12:14:56

    Dr. Robert Slavin, Johns Hopkins University
    Tuesday, March 29

    Doing Education Research That Matters
    Erwin Square, Bay B 1:45-3:15 pm

    Cooperative Learning: How and Why
    Freeman Center for Jewish Life, 4-5:30 pm
    Directions to Freeman Center

    Dr. Robert Slavin is currently Director of the Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University and Chairman of the Success for All Foundation. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 articles and 20 books, including Educational Psychology: Theory into Practice, Cooperative Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice, Show ME the Evidence: Proven and Promising Programs for American's Schools, Effective Programs for Lationo Students, and One Million Children: Success for All.


  • Congratulations Graduates!
    Benjamin Kimmel, 2005/02/18 15:37:52

    Program in Education honors the 2004 Graduating Class.  

  • Revised Secondary Licensure Pathways
    Benjamin Kimmel, 2005/02/18 15:33:05

    To become eligible for North Carolina Level A Certification in grades 9-12, you must successfully complete * those courses required by Duke general studies * those courses required for the major (English, Math, your Science major, your Social Science/Civilizations major) * and certain courses in the area of professional knowledge. Your Long-Range Plan should indicate the courses you will use to meet the requirements for General Studies and the major.  

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