Jerald Reece joined the College of Education faculty as Professor and Head of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in September 1969. After serving five years as Head of the Department, he assumed duties as a regular member of the faculty with time devoted to teaching, research and service to the educational community of the State of New Mexico. Teaching duties included freshman through doctoral level courses including: courses in the Cooperative Program in Teacher Education; science education methods; computer literacy; curriculum development and curriculum evaluation. He directed doctoral dissertations, master’s and Ed.S. theses for more than 30 students. Service activities included curriculum consultancies, and as member and chairperson of school accreditation and evaluation teams in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Germany, Panama, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Lesotho.
During his tenure at NMSU, Reece also served a number of professional associations in various roles including: Associate State Director, New Mexico State Committee and Member of the Commission on Schools of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Member, Liaison Committee for Junior High/Middle Schools, NCA Commission on schools; Chairperson, Working Group on Middle School Education; Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; Member, Executive Board, New Mexico Association of Elementary School Principals; Member Advisory Committee, Technical Training Institutes, Las Cruces; member, Advisory Committee, San Andres High School, Las Cruces, and two terms as Factotum (National Chairperson); and Professor of Curriculum. Publications include two books articles on professional journals and writing or editing nearly 200 school and college accreditation reports. Since retirement from NMSU in 1988, he has served a total of five years in various international positions including: Visiting Professor of Curriculum Studies, University of Zimbabwe; Curriculum Coordinator, Department of Curriculum Development and Evaluation, Ministry of Education, Botswana; Team Leader, Evaluation of the Primary Education Project, Lesotho; and International Consultant in Secondary School Curriculum, Trinidad and Tobago.
Based on a desire to support the further education of students in the College of Education, Jerald and Olwen Reece created an Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Financial Need: Considered
Class Level: JR. SR.
Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
Required Major: C & I
Other requirements: Must be admitted to the TEP program and graduate of a NM high school.