November 20, 2014 - The College of Education and Human Studies is sad to announce the passing of its founding dean, Dr. Benny Tucker. Tucker died on November 18, 2014 in Jackson, TN. Tucker was a Professor Emeritus at Union University, having previously served as the founding dean of Union’s School of Education and Human Studies. Tucker had led the development and implementation of graduate studies at Union.
Dr. Tucker was the author of scores of books and ...
Unveiling a New Mission and Manifesto For Union's School of Education
September 19, 2014 - At the September 8th School of Education faculty meeting, a new Mission Statement as well as a compelling Manifesto Statement were unanimously approved by the faculty. Both documents were then signed by the faculty and framed to be placed on the wall outside the College of Education and Human Studies Office.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) first approved Union's Professional Education Unit at both the initial and advanced levels in 2000. This national accreditation supported the unit's state approval that had stood since the mid-1950's. In March 2013 the NCATE and State boards of examiners visited Union's campus for the purpose of confirming facts stated in the Unit's Institutional Report and exhibits. The decision for reaffirmation by both NCATE and the State were determined by NCATE's Unit Accreditation Board and the Tennessee Teacher Education Council fall 2013. This reaffirmation is effective until spring 2020. LEARN MORE