The Citadel Prepares to Welcome New Dean of the School of Education

May 29, 2014

CHARLESTON, SC – The Citadel is preparing to welcome a new dean of the School of Education who will join the college in July. Dr. Larry G. Daniel will join The Citadel as the new head of the school which provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of areas in the field of education.

Daniel’s career in education spans 34 years, including experience as a public school teacher, adult educator, and university professor and administrator. He will join The Citadel from the University of North Florida, where he served for a decade as Dean of the College of Education and Human Services.  He was also the founding executive director of North Florida’s Center for Urban Education and Policy.  A strong advocate for community involvement in educational programs, Daniel brings substantial experience in collaborating with schools relative to the professional development of educators. He taught courses in educational research and educational policy.  Daniel’s research interests include teacher education, educational reform, and educational policy, the use of statistics in published research, measurement issues, and multivariate statistical methods.

Daniel holds a Ph. D. in Educational Administration from the University of New Orleans.  He is a past editor of Research in the Schools and past president of the Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities.

“I know I speak for the faculty and staff of the School of Education when I say how enthusiastic we all are to have our new dean, Dr. Larry Daniel, join us. He has a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, service and, most importantly, leadership in the field of education,” said Samuel H. Hines, Jr., The Citadel’s provost. “Larry brings a strong professional commitment to improving public education through quality collegiate education degree and certificate programs. This was especially evident during his time at the University of North Florida where he helped establish the Center for Urban Education and Policy. As Dean of the School of Education at The Citadel, he undoubtedly will become an active leader in the education arena of Charleston and the Lowcountry.”

Daniel replaces Dr. Tony Johnson who served as dean of the School of Education for eight years.

In the past decade The Citadel’s School of Education has produced 991 teachers, administrators and counselors who are contributing to the education of and well-being of thousands of students in the Lowcountry and beyond.


Degrees offered by The Citadel’s School of Education

Bachelor’s Degrees leading to initial teacher licensure in:

  • Biology and Broad Field Science (grades 9-12)
  • Chemistry and Broad Field Science (grades 9-12)
  • Modern Languages in French, German and Spanish (grades K-12)
  • Physical Education (grades K-12)
  • Social Studies (grades 9-12)


Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education (grades 9-12) in:

  • Biology and Broad Field Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies


Master of Arts in Teaching Physical Education (grades K-12)


Master of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades (grades 6-8), which is a joint program with the College of Charleston, in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies


Master of Education in:

  • Counselor Education Elementary or Secondary
  • Educational Leadership  – Elementary or Secondary School Administration
  • Literacy (Grades K-12)
  • Student Affairs and College Counseling


Master’s in Interdisciplinary STEM Education

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


Education Specialist

  • Educational Leadership – School Superintendent