The School of Liberal Arts and Education reflects the historic and continuing commitment of Saint Augustine’s University to prepare professionals who can excel and lead as enlightened citizens and educators who will impact and transform the diverse global community. In keeping with the liberal arts tradition and mission of the college, the School of Liberal Arts and Education provides educational opportunities that prepare students for a myriad of careers, graduate study, teaching, and professional schools, while enhancing their understanding and appreciation of various cultural and historical heritages.
Major Goals of the School of Liberal Arts and Education are:
- Ensure that students attain strong communication, critical thinking, technology, research, and analytical skills that inextricably connect success and ethical choices.
- Ensure that faculty employ various pedagogies such as experiential learning, cooperative learning, problem-based learning, instructional technology and mentoring in the classroom to enhance learning.
- To foster in students compassion, creativity, problem solving, and civic engagement.
- Ensure that students attain a content specific knowledge base in the major fields offered in the School in preparation for a career or graduate school.
- To ensure that students attain Intra/Intercultural Competencies to become world citizens and succeed in today’s global workforce.
- To ensure that students attain knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to examining their own personal culture to better understand how they fit into world citizenship and succeed in today’s global workforce.
Nine departments comprise the School of Liberal Arts and Education: Education, English, Film and Interactive Media, International Studies, Journalism and Mass Communications, Liberal Studies, Philosophy and Religion, Theatre, and Visual and Performing Arts.
Professional Activities and Affiliations
The School of Liberal Arts and Education provides opportunities for professional development and educational enrichment through student organizations, conferences, seminars and workshops through faculty and/or student affiliation with professional organizations and student organizations.
AACTE - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
AATF - American Association of Teachers of French
AATG - American Association of Teachers of German
AATSP - American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
American Literature Association
BRIDGES - Academic Leadership for Women in Higher Education
FLANC - Foreign Language Association of North Carolina
HBCU Consortium for International Education
Intercollegiate Music Association
Modern Language Association
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
NAFSA Association of International Educators
National Association of Teachers of Singing
National Council of Teachers of English
North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC)
Sigma Alpha Iota
Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)
Triangle Association of Black Journalists
University Film and Video Association
College Bands (Marching/Pep, Concert and Jazz)
College Choirs (Concert, Gospel and Vocal Ensembles)
Student North Carolina Association of Educators
Foreign Language Club
Pi Lambda Theta (Education Honor Society)
Saint Augustine’s Players (Theatre Production)
Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society)
Alpha Psi Omega (National Theatre Honor Society)