Contact Information

School of Education Graduate Programs

School of Education: (434) 582-2445

School of Education Fax: (434) 582-2468


Dr. Heather Schoffstall, Dean, School of Education

Dr. Karen Parker, Dean Emerita, School of Education 

Mr. Michael Shenkle, Associate Dean, Operations

Dr. Clark T. W. Zealand, Associate Dean, Academics

Dr. Michelle Goodwin, Senior Assistant Dean, Teacher Education/Licensure

Dr. Deanna L. Keith, Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies

Dr. Kurt Y. Michael, Assistant Dean, Doctoral Programs and Research

Dr. Beth Ackerman, Chair, Special Education

Dr. Esther Alcindor, Chair, Early and Elementary Education

Dr. Andrea Beam, Chair, Middle Grades and Secondary Education

Dr. Russ Claxton, Chair, Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Randall Dunn, Chair, Technology and Innovation

Dr. Samuel J. Smith, Chair, Educational Leadership

Dr. James Swezey, Chair, Qualitative Research

Dr. Scott Watson, Chair, Quantitative Research

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General School of Education Communication


Education Advisor

Education Advisor: Please contact your Personal Academic Advisor. For more information on how to contact your Personal Academic Advisor, please view the 'Academic Advisor' widget located on your MyLU Webpage. 1-855-466-9218

Gate 1 - Admissions

Graduate Admissions-- 1-800-424-9596 (options 2, 4)

Registration-- 1-800-424-9596 (options 1,1,1,4)

Gate 2 - Teacher Licensure Admission

Graduate Gate 2 Application

Content Competency Evaluations

Gate 3 - Student Teaching Admission

Graduate Gate 3 Questions (Student Teaching/Internship)

Gate 4 - Licensure Paperwork

Gate 4 Questions

Background Clearances

Background Clearances


Dissertation Questions

Field Experience

Local Field Placements (Practicums & Student Teaching/Internship)

External Practicum Placements

Graduate External Field Placements (Student Teaching/Internship)


Licensure Paperwork

ACSI Questions

Student Teaching/Internship Stipends


General LiveText

LiveText HelpDesk (IT Support)-- (866) 548-3839

Local Field FEM Placements

External Field FEM Placements


Course Professor

Course Assignments and Grading

Help Desk (Blackboard, WebMail, etc)-- (434) 592-7800

MBS Online--Textbooks