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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Education (1971-1996)



  • Usage: 1971-07-01 - 1996

Administrative History

Courses in education have been offered in specific programs throughout the history of the university, including Agricultural Education (1918); Physical Education, Home Economics Education, and Vocational Industrial Education (1921); Industrial Arts Education (1946); Business Education (1950); and Distributive Education (1954). In 1951, the Board of Visitors approved a Master of Education degree, which was available in vocational academic areas on the Blacksburg campus and other areas on the Women's Division at Radford.

A Department of Education was founded in the College of Arts and Sciences starting 1965, and the College of Education was established on July 1, 1971. In 1996, the College of Education merged with the College of Human Resources to form the College of Human Resources and Education.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

College of Education History Records

Identifier: Ms-1990-026

The College of Education History Records primarily consist of oral history interviews regarding the history of the College of Education at Virginia Tech. Interviews were conducted in November-December 1989 by the students of Patrick Carlton, Associate Professor of Education at VT. Interviewees were Karl T. Hereford, first dean of the College of Education; Fred J. Brieve; Lyle Kinnear; Richard L. Lynch; Carl McDaniels; and Wayne H. Worner.

Dates: 1970 - 1990

College of Education Restructuring Records

Identifier: Ms-2006-020
Abstract The collection includes publicly circulated e-mails, reports, and meeting handouts that served as major communications during the restructuring of Virginia Tech's College of Education. Also contains transcripts of speeches given by officials as well as some meetings, and field notes by Jan Nespor of meetings with the "task forces." Also contains materials relating to the immediate response to Virginia Tech President Paul Torgersen's decision and the early planning for the merger with the...
Dates: 1979 - 1996

Oral Histories of Technology in Teaching

Identifier: Ms-2021-026

The collection contains oral history CDs and transcripts with individuals involved in the adpation of technology in education at Virginia Tech. The interviews were contducted by Jan Nespor and the interviewees include Erv Blythe, Peggy Meszaros, Jesuha Pacifici, and Mark Sanders.

Dates: 2002