Teacher Education Program

The Teacher Education Program seeks to instill in its graduates a love of learning, an interest in continued professional growth, reflection on one’s teaching effectiveness, and the confidence that results from membership in a supportive community.

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Conceptual Framework

Barton’s Teacher Education Program is organized around the concept of the evolving professional teacher and emphasizes a commitment to knowledge of content, pedagogical techniques, cultural responsiveness, and leadership skills. View our Conceptual Framework here.


Barton College has received accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has been approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Accreditation details are available here.

For Cooperating Teachers

Rubrics, handbooks, and additional information for cooperating teachers are available here.

Licensure Programs

Education Faculty

Jackie S. Ennis, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education
Professor of Education

Ann Carper, Ed.D.

Associate Dean of the School of Education
Assistant Professor of Education

David M. Dolman, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

Rebecca L. Godwin, Ph.D.

Director, The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center
Professor of English

Mark Gordon, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Art

Angela M. Gurgainus, M.Ed.

Lecturer of Education

Carolyn Hornick, M.A.

Lecturer of Education

Dawn K. McCrumb, Ed.D.

Director of the Health and Physical Education Program
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Sport Studies

Barbara F. Mize, Ed.D.

Director of Field Experience
Professor of Education

Sharon K. Montano, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Spanish Teacher Licensure
Associate Professor of Spanish

Jennifer A. Russell, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Contact Us

Dr. Jackie Ennis, Dean
School of Education
Barton College
P.O. Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893

800-345-4973 x6434