Kim Barker accepts her award with Dean Paul Alberto, Beverly Armento, and Chair Gertrude Tinker Sachs

Middle and Secondary Education Awards

Awards in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education are given to outstanding students in each discipline. Recipients are chosen by faculty based on academic achievement, teaching expertise, community service and a commitment to excellence.

Language and Literacy Education

Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award 

Kevin Powell

Outstanding M.Ed. Student Award  GOML (Reading, Language and Literacy – Reading Specialist)

Daniela Baker

Outstanding M.A.T. Student Award (English Education)

Nicole Calandra

Outstanding M.A.T. Student Award  GOML (English as a Second Language)

Paige Kathleen Burns

Language and Literacy Doctoral Fund Award

Established by College of Education & Human Development alumnus Dr. Jennifer Greene to honor a doctoral student in Language and Literacy Education with an emphasis on English as a Second Language education. The recipient will receive a $500 cash award.

Annmarie Jackson

Mathematics Education

Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award

Rabia Shahbaz

Outstanding M.Ed. Student Award  GOML 

Susan Protzman

Outstanding M.A.T. Student Award

Marithza Rendon-Catacora

Gloria Kittel Scholarship

Established by Gloria Kittel to honor a student pursuing a M.Ed. in mathematics education. The purpose of the fund is to provide support to a student preparing to teach middle school mathematics by pursuing a Master of Education in mathematics education in the College of Education & Human Development. The recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Sharon Bullard

Excellence in Mathematics Teaching Award

Given to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in mathematics education who is demonstrating academic excellence. The recipient will receive a $1,000 cash award.

Karen Ratajczak

Science Education

Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award

Tugce Gul

Outstanding M.Ed. Student Award  GOML

Christopher G. Kesterson

Outstanding M.A.T. Student Award

Nicole Rutledge

Social Studies Education

Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award

Caroline Jernigan Conner

Outstanding M.A.T. Student Award

Erica Lamar

Urban Adolescent Teaching and Learning

Outstanding Ph.D. in Teaching and Teacher Education Award

Kim Barker

Outstanding M.A.T. Student Award (Language Arts and Social Studies)

Dakota Floyd

Outstanding M.A.T. Student Award (Mathematics and Science)

Kylee Hammond

Outstanding B.S.E. Student Award (Middle Level Education)

Saara Uddin

Outstanding Healthcare Science Technology Education Student Award

Ruth Quiller

Outstanding Trade and Industrial Education Student Award

Kimberly Nix

Bradford and Patricia Ferrer Endowed Scholarship in Middle Level Education

Established by Bradford and Patricia Ferrer to honor a student majoring and excelling in middle childhood education, with a focus on teacher preparation. The recipients will receive a $2,000 and $1,000 scholarship, respectively.

Humaira Afzal
Erica Reynolds

Beverly J. Armento Doctoral Award

Established by Dr. Beverly J. Armento, Professor Emerita of Social Studies Education and former chair of the Department of Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology, to honor doctoral students who have a commitment to improving pedagogy in teaching and teacher education. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 cash award.

Kim Barker
Tugce Gul

Outstanding Ed.D. Student Award (Curriculum and Instruction)

Given to a student in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction program in the Departments of Middle and Secondary Education and Early Childhood and Elementary Education in the College of Education & Human Development who demonstrates academic achievement, teaching expertise, community service and a commitment to excellence.

Lisa E. Stone