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Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Leading

The Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Leading (CETLL) serves as a centralized educational and professional development unit on the University of West Alabama's campus for all faculty, staff, and students as well as regional educators employed in elementary through post-secondary educational settings. Housed in the Julia S. Tutwiler College of Education, the purpose of the CETLL is to provide high quality opportunities for professional learning aimed at advancing effective instructional strategies and enhancing student learning.

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Leading is to support and advance high quality and innovative professional development opportunities for UWA faculty, staff, students, and professional educators throughout the region, which advanced the scholarship and practice of teaching and learning through collaboration, application, inquiry, and reflection of effective instructional strategies and educational pedagogy.

Dr. Celeste Wheat








Dr. Celeste A. Wheat

Our Director

Dr. Celeste A. Wheat was appointed as the founding director of the CETLL in May of 2014. In her role as director, she supports and advances excellence in teaching and learning among the academic community at the university and regional institutions of education at the elementary through post secondary levels. Dr. Wheat organizes and coordinates professional development programming and outreach related to educational pedagogy, instructional technology, and course and curriculum design. She also supports the University community in providing UWA students with exposure and opportunities to engage in active and critical learning, such as TED Talk Tuesday events.

For more information, contact Dr. Wheat at cwheat@uwa.edu or 205.652.5418

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