Clemmer College of Education News

Dean Hicks publishes new High School to College Transition Research Studies book with leading scholar in the field of Teacher Education

Dean Terence Hicks co-edited newly released book entitled “High School to College Transition Research Studies” with Dr. Chance W. Lewis. Dr. Lewis is the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Full Professor of Urban Education in the College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Additionally, he is the Founding Executive Director of the UNC Charlotte Urban Education Collaborative which is dedicated to disseminating the next generation of research on the improvement of teaching and learning in urban schools. To date, Dr. Lewis has authored/co-authored/co-edited 15 books, over 100 publications including 70+ refereed journal articles in some of the leading academic journals in the field of urban education and has received over $6 million in external research funds.  

Dr. Hicks is a noteworthy scholar who has conducted important research analysis on self-efficacy, STEM research, health and educational disparities, college retention, and spirituality/psychological well-being of college students. He has published 5 books, over 80 combined research publications/presentations and has been cited by over 300 combined national/international researchers.

The High School to College Transition Research Studies book offers two uniquely designed sections that addresses the transition from high school to college and some of the major efforts and interventions under way by various universities across the United States to improve college readiness, particularly among low-income and minority students. The book showcases a group of talented scholars from major research institutions such as the University of Kentucky, University of California (Irvine), University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Nebraska(Lincoln), San Diego State University, State University of New York (Binghamton) and Texas State University. The High School to College Transition Research Studies book was published by University Press of America, Inc./Rowman Littlefield Publishing Group.  


MA in Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling and Human Services has received reaccreditation of two concentrations

East Tennessee State University’s Master’s of Arts  in Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling and Human Services has received reaccreditation of two concentrations: College Counseling/Student Affairs and School Counseling and initial accreditation of two concentrations: Clinical Mental Health and Couples & Family Counseling by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

ETSU is the only university in the state of Tennessee and surrounding region with 4 CACREP accredited concentrations.

The Counseling Program, under the direction of faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Likis-Werle, operates the Community Counseling Clinic, offering free non-emergency counseling services to community members as well as ETSU students and staff. Individual counseling for adults, adolescents, and children, as well counseling for couples and families, is provided by our counselors-in-training under the supervision of faculty members.

For more information on accreditation, contact Dr. Janna Scarborough, Chair, Department of Counseling and Human Services at 423-439-4191 or .

To contact the Community Counseling Clinic for more information please call 423-439-7679 or email .


Ready2Teach Scholars Announced

Congratulations to the following teacher candidates who were honored as Ready2Teach Scholars, a new award in Spring 2015 from the Tennessee Board of Regents, for students with a 3.5 or higher GPA and a score of 50 or higher on their edTPA:

Jacob Adkins

Chelsea Austin

Austin Bird

Jordan Brooks

Amanda Campbell

Susan Chandler

John Dunbar

Courtney Duncan

Katherine Etters

Jessie Giles


Meranda Hart

Audrey Leonard

Briona McCall

Ashley McLaughlin

Kelli Manis

Matthew Meade

Tyler Mittlesteadt

Shelby Morris

Morgan Murray

Makayla Neas


Cory Parker

Elizabeth Powers

Taylor Smith

Breanna Tenpenny

Jennifer Yearwood

Juanita Young




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