Message from Dean Rock

David Rock, DeanAs Dean of the School of Education at The University of Mississippi, I would like to personally welcome you to our website. Within the School of Education, our dedicated faculty and staff strive to provide a creative and supportive environment that utilizes a variety of educational and innovative experiences for all candidates. The School of Education has adopted the mission to provide exemplary instruction, relevant research and effective service through collaboration with schools, businesses, community organizations and the public at large. Specifically, the school's goal is to prepare reflective professionals who positively and effectively interact with persons diverse in race, culture, gender, age, ability, and/or developmental level.

By supporting this mission, the School of Education is the leader in the development of quality educators, leaders, counselors, and higher education professionals for the region, state and nation. The School of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Our licensure programs are fully approved by the State of Mississippi, while the Counselor Education programs are fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the music education program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

I encourage you to stop by any of our professional offices located at Guyton Hall (Ole Miss Campus), UM-DeSoto (Southaven), UM-Booneville (North East Mississippi Community College), UM-Grenada (Holmes Community College), or UM-Tupelo (Advanced Education Center).

We are proud of our innovative programs such as our TeachLive Laboratory that uses state-of-the-art technology to create a mixed-reality teaching environment through human directed avatars. Our Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program provides the top education scholarship in the nation for individuals seeking to make a impact in Mississippi schools. I am confident that you will be impressed with our facilities and resources afforded to professionals inside and outside the School of Education. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to working with you.


Dr. David Rock
Dean, School of Education
The University of Mississippi
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7063 office