Known for Teaching: Flexibility is Key to Teaching in Pandemic

Annamarie Smith Education, Experience

I graduated from the University of Mobile with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Early Childhood Education in the fall of 2017. Since graduating, I have been an elementary school teacher in the Mobile County Public School System. Being able to instill a love for lifelong learning in my students on a daily basis is such an honor and …

Known for Success: UM Experience Leads to Medical School

Kathy Dean Education

 When Hope Cain stood on the pitcher’s mound during her four-year softball career at the University of Mobile, “I knew my teammates always had my back. When I stood on the mound, I knew everyone behind me was there to work as a team and allow us to succeed as a team,” she said. Her team of University of Mobile …

‘Hey Guys, Let’s Pray’

Charlotte Hester Education, Experience

I am an associate professor of music education in the Alabama School of the Arts at the University of Mobile, a Christian university in Alabama. I’ve taught music students from kindergarten through adults for more than 35 years in public, private and homeschool settings, but I’ve never taught a semester like the one we are having now. The COVID-19 pandemic …

Why Elementary Education?

Carley Hamric Education, Experience

I have always heard that it takes a special type of person to be a teacher. We all know that being a teacher is a tough gig, yet very rewarding. In pursuing education as my major at the University of Mobile, God has reminded me of why I wanted to be a teacher in the first place. It is through …

University of Mobile Education Dean Named to Alabama Teacher Prep Review Team

Kathy Dean Education, News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile School of Education Dean Carolyn Corliss, EdD, has been appointed to an Alabama State Department of Education committee that reviews teaching programs. Corliss will serve on the Continuous Improvement in Educator Preparation (CIEP) Team to determine whether existing and new programs for teaching fields and areas of instructional support are in compliance with standards …

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Ethelstine Lett

Anna Newman Alumni, Education

MOBILE, Ala. –  Since its founding in 1961, University of Mobile has been investing in students who are going out into the world and making it a brighter place. Dr. Ethelstine Lett is doing just that as the principal of S.L. Lewis Elementary school in College Park, Georgia. Lett graduated from UM in 1997 with a Master of Arts in …

Alumni Spotlight: Ambria Reed

Anna Newman Alumni, Education

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile continues to train up students so they bloom where they are planted in the community and make a difference in the world around them. After graduating from UM in 2017, Ambria Reed began her career in her own classroom using the skills, techniques and values instilled in her to help her students blossom through …

University of Mobile Launches Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning

Kathy Dean Education, News

MOBILE, Ala. –The new Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning at University of Mobile aims to improve the academic success of students by investing in the professional development of faculty. The center will provide professional development workshops and support services that encourage collaboration and innovation among the university’s teaching community. It is part of UM’s goal of continually improving the …

University of Mobile Professor Karen Dennis Published in National Journal

Kathy Dean Education, News

MOBILE, Ala. – Dr. Karen Dennis, assistant professor of education at University of Mobile, has had an article published in “Dimensions of Early Childhood,” a journal of the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) Dennis is the reading specialist and co-director of the Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning at the University of Mobile and has 21 years of experience as …

What Student Teaching Taught Me

Anna Newman Education, Faith, Learning

So you want to be a teacher? One of the major steps along the way is student teaching, where college education majors step into a classroom to put their own classroom learning to the test in the real world. We asked Morgan Green, a senior music education major at University of Mobile, to give us an inside look at the …