Called to Grow

The classroom is a calling, a ministry field where educators sharpen young minds. At William Carey University’s School of Education, we equip the next generation of educators with the skills, resources, and connections they need to make a difference in the classroom and beyond. Our programs prepare tomorrow’s educators to pursue their callings and impact students every day.

Better Teachers
Inspire Brighter Futures

Would you like to be part of a world changing movement; a movement where you will not only have the chance to change a life but change generations of lives?

At William Carey University’s School of Education, you will have the opportunity to become a confident Christian leader in the field of education. You will find yourself surrounded by those who believe caring for their students isn’t just the right way to educate but is the only way to educate.  You will experience a challenging course of study that will empower you to become an educator who can make real changes in the lives of the students who rely on your guidance.  

Whether you call yourself inquisitive, smart, a leader or a hard worker, you will find the School of Education has a place for you.  No matter the events in your life that have led you to choose the field of education for your career, William Carey University’s School of Education is here to prepare you to become an educator that is always seeking the greatest the profession has to offer. You will leave your time at William Carey University’s School of Education knowing that you are prepared to help your students become all they were meant to be.

The mission of the School of Education is to develop caring, reflective decision makers in a Christian environment. The School of Education places great value on the Dispositions for Teaching Excellence, values outstanding teaching, and is dedicated to offering socially responsible, theoretically-informed, and research-based effective practice. We seek to encourage our teacher candidates to become life-long learners; we provide comprehensive instructional programs; and provide service to both public and private schools, as well as the professional community. The School of Education prepares professionals who contribute substantially to the educational process and improvement of the lives of students in our changing, technologically complex, and increasingly diverse society.

The School of Education seeks to provide each student with a positive educational experience. The School of Education takes student complaints and concerns very seriously and is committed to responding to these issues in a timely manner. Students who experience difficulty are encouraged to make every attempt to resolve the problem informally with the professor closest to the source; however, students who wish to file a formal complaint will need to complete the form in the following link. A representative from the School of Education will contact you to discuss your concern(s).

Complaint Form

Meet the Dean

Dr. Teresa Poole

Teresa A. Poole, Dean, began her tenure with William Carey in 2018. Prior to this position, she served Mississippi K-12 students as a science teacher, high school assistant principal, elementary principal, director of curriculum, and Associate Superintendent in three Mississippi public school districts for over 25 years. During her tenure as a principal, she was named the Alternate Mississippi Administrator of the Year. Most recently, she completed coaching certification for the National Institute for School Leadership and completed the Mississippi School Boards Association Prospective Leadership Academy. She is married to Dr. Curtis Poole and they have two sons, Curtis Jr. and Christopher. She enjoys reading, attending her sons’ sporting events, working with the youth at her church, and trying out new recipes.

The School of Education at William Carey University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (NCATE/CAEP This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs at Hattiesburg and Biloxi.