Academics

Carter & Moyers School of Education Namesake

Carter & Moyers School of Education is named after Dr. G. L. Carter, Jr. of Morristown and the families of Mr. and Mrs. Prentice Moyers and Dr. Charles Moyers and his wife Frankie. Mrs. Anna Moyers is Dr. Carter's sister. Dr. Moyers is the son of Prentice and Anna Moyers.

"Dr. G. L. Carter, Jr., as well as many of his family members, has been a catalyst for phenomenal growth in the field of education," said Vice President Cynthia Whitt. "Whether serving as a professor at North Carolina State University and the University of Wisconsin, or amid his numerous research and professional experiences at home and abroad, Dr. Carter exemplifies outstanding qualities of leadership and contributions to humanity.

"Dr. Carter was born in Claiborne County and now resides in Morristown, Tennessee, and has extensive experience in writing, editing and research in agriculture in China, Taiwan, Denmark, Finland and Malaysia. He has served on numerous committees from the Fullbright Scholarship Selection Committee to the Cooperative Research Review Panel at Cornell University.

"Like Dr. Carter, Prentice and Anna Moyers have impacted children and the farm organizations of this area for many years," added Whitt. "Mr. Moyers, a retired dairy farmer in Hamblen County, has served as president of the Hamblen County Farm Bureau and has been active in Hamblen Farmers Cooperative, and has been named as an outstanding agricultural leader in East Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs. Moyers were named Farm Couple of the Year in 1991 for their contributions to promote agriculture through the community, the church and civic activities.

"Mrs. Moyers, a retired third grade teacher from Hamblen County, is a magna cum laude graduate of Carson-Newman College. Their daughter Sandra is a seventh grade teacher at Morristown-Hamblen County School and their son Charles is a veterinarian in Morristown. The Moyers grandchildren are also involved in the field of education at the University of Tennessee and Morristown East High School. Other grandchildren serve in the field of engineering, business, and counseling.

The Carter and Moyers School of Education is LMU's largest school and ranked fourth in the state of Tennessee for the number of education graduates. LMU is tied for second in the Volunteer State for the number of teaching graduates who remain in Tennessee. "Since 1990, the Teacher Education Program at LMU has restructured all of its elementary, secondary, and P-12 teacher licensure programs according to NCATE's national guidelines, Tennessee's Matrix of Essential Knowledge and Skills, the professional organizations' curriculum guidelines and the K-12 curriculum frameworks for student learning," according to Phyliss Noah, department head. In 1992, LMU's Teacher Education Program was the seventh Tennessee institution to be evaluated under the national and state guidelines for accrediation and the first Tennessee program to "LMU's teacher educataion graduates are prepared to be effective and successful first year teachers who need no retraining during their first contract period," added Noah. "The teacher education program at LMU has established a record of producing quality teachers and has earned respect and credibility among peer institutions and the public."

The Lincoln Memorial University School of Education includes three departments: the Department of Education, the Department of Human Development and the Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletic Training. Lincoln Memorial University is a private, independent, nonsectarian University offering associate, baccalaureate, master's, and specialist degree programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies.