Dean's Welcome

Brian GerberWelcome to the Dewar College of Education and Human Services. We are very excited that you have chosen to pursue a career in education. We believe that those who can, educate! Education is a very rewarding, yet complex and difficult profession. Our goal is to assist you in developing the evidence-based knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary so that you will positively impact the learning of ALL of the individuals you teach.

The Dewar College of Education & Human Services creates an environment in which students and faculty exhibit eight critical principles in their teaching and learning: 

  1. Know and demonstrate critical dispositions
  2. Show a commitment to equity and fairness
  3. Have an understanding that learning is a life-long process
  4. Display ownership of their learning and teaching
  5. Establish provisions of scaffolded support and collaboration for learning
  6. Understand that impact on student learning is at the center of all we do and who we are
  7. Exhibit effective and instructional use of technology
  8. Incorporate standards that guide what we teach and what students learn

Welcome to the Dewar College of Education & Human Services — where you prepare to positively impact learning through evidence-based practices! We look forward to watching your development as an effective educator.

Brian Gerber, Interim Dean
Dewar College of Education & Human Services
blgerber@valdosta.edu