From the Dean

Welcome From the Dean

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the IU Bloomington School of Education. I’m honored to serve as your Dean and look forward to reimagining what is possible in education. Together we have the opportunity to change the world and improve our communities through our unique gifts.

As a graduate of the School of Education (Ed.D. '94), I can speak personally about the impact of my educational experiences at IU. My peers were smart and energetic, and gifted me with a network that went beyond Indiana. Today, they make up leaders, educators, counselors, researchers and social engineers who continue to lead innovative ventures in every corner of the world.

I am confident that no matter what your area of interest may be, you will find a niche for yourself at the School of Education.

The amazing truth and fact about an IU School of Education credential is that one is prepared to enter the world with a perspective to understand issues and challenges in a creative and unique way and to have the confidence to step forward understanding that our work as professionals is much bigger than ourselves. You will be challenged to reach beyond your limits to understand your strength and potential from the IU experience. In fact, I like to say that my ways of thinking and being were enhanced due to faculty, program design, and unique opportunities to be engaged within the state of Indiana and the world.

Our School is comprehensive and collaborative at its core. Every day we blend research and practice to enhance schooling and the lives of families. We have many areas of study for our students to pursue. Whatever your interests, we celebrate and honor our students for their uniqueness and strive to bring out your best during your time at IU — and beyond.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing our students with an environment that challenges the intellect, sparks the spirit, and motivates to action. From your educational experience in the School of Education, you’ll be prepared to enter the world understanding that our work is much bigger than ourselves. You will be challenged to reach beyond your limits to understand your strength and potential.

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Lemuel Watson
Dean, IU School of Education