School of Education Summer News


During the last week of June 2007, Southern Nazarene University’s School of Education again had the privilege of hosting approximately 200 educators for the Great Expectations Summer Institute.

Educators participating represented early childhood, elementary, secondary, post-secondary teachers and administrators from a variety of public and private school settings.

According to their background and purpose statement, Great Expectations is a professional development program that provides teachers and administrators with the skills needed to pursue academic excellence. With a focus on the human quality of teaching and learning, Great Expectations provides renewal and inspiration for teachers in an environment of camaraderie and intercommunication.

Great Expectations teachers understand that it is their responsibility to reach every student. Building self-esteem and motivation is key to helping students believe they are capable of learning. Great Expectations provides significant insights into helping teachers find those motivational tools to impact today’s students and their ability to learn.

Southern Nazarene University’s School of Education is pleased and privileged to be one of a few host campuses in Oklahoma for this specialized training opportunity.

Plans are underway to again host this training on SNU’s campus in June 2008.

For more information, contact Dr. Tim Taylor, Director, Teacher Education, and Professor of Education at Southern Nazarene University at or call the School of Education at 405-491-6317.