Connecting the Past, Engaging the Present, Embracing the Future
Ed Life is published annually by the MU College of Education to inform alumni, donors, friends and prospective students about the College's activities and events. Ed Life seeks to provide a link between the college and the public. As you read about our alumni, student life on campus, research activities, outreach activities and faculty accomplishments, our hope is to inspire you. On behalf of the college, we welcome you to the new Ed Life 2009 and appreciate your feedback.Ed Life 2009
Classrooms without Walls
The Internet age has ushered in a new kind of nationality: the global citizen. Today’s students have more access to international cultures than ever before, and it’s up to educators to instill in students the skills, understanding and respect it takes to live in a quickly shrinking world.
- Classrooms without Walls
With the world as their classroom, MU students find studies abroad are enriching far beyond their coursework.
- Community Impact
Missouri’s education students apply the lessons they learn on campus to better the lives of children and adults everywhere.
- Perspectives on Science Education
Faculty work to advance science education on two fronts — by inspiring student interest and by improving the quality of teachers who guide their learning.
Education: It's Everywhere
The forefathers of our nation called for an educated electorate if America were to become a democracy. In 1868, MU became the first public university in the nation to dedicate a college solely to the preparation of teachers. The 2008 edition of Ed Life focuses on the college’s broad and historic impact on Missouri, our nation and world.
As 2008 marks the college’s 140th anniversary, we connect with the past to inspire a successful future in “Then & Now.” I encourage you to take part — as a student, alumni or donor — in our college’s initiatives as they unfold.
- In “Education: It's Everywhere” you will gain a new appreciation for the college's broad impact in every discipline and across each field.
- "Social Learning and Shared Responsibility" shows that all students can learn with the right type of support systems. We hope the tips and programs in this story help you improve education for all.
An important part of a successful future is connecting with the past. Please send us an update on your adventures in life and in your profession. When we come together, we can truly make a difference. Welcome to Ed Life 2008!
Ed Life 2007
Mizzou: City Spotlight
College of Education students, faculty and graduates make an indelible difference in the well being of individuals, families and communities around the world through their dedication to improving the way we live and learn. Please, take part — as a student, alumni or donor — in our college’s exciting new initiatives as they unfold.
Ed Life 2007 highlights topics with everyday impact and reports on program and research initiatives that improve lifestyles and learning opportunities worldwide.
- “Seeking a Challenge: Fellows Choose Urban Schools,” showcases how great skill and resilience yield powerful rewards in MU’s new level of commitment to urban education.
- We hope the tools and statistics throughout the magazine will encourage you to join MU’s revolution to improve all educational environments.
- “Boys Can Cry” describes the tremendous value men have in elementary classrooms.
An important part of a successful future is connecting with the past. Please keep us updated on your adventures in life and in your profession. Together we can make a difference. Ed Life 2007 Welcome.
Ed Life 2006
Lifelong Journey to the Peak of Education
Alumni and current students agree — Mizzou’s College of Education offers a comprehensive learning environment for researchers and developing teachers alike. In this edition of Ed Life, we have captured the essence of the college through three themes.
- “Lifelong Learning and Teaching,” describes the college’s dedication to teacher preparation and research initiatives. Employers of Mizzou graduates praise the college’s interdisciplinary preparation and look to research outcomes generated by university faculty to better improve their communities and schools.
- “Service and Outreach: Home and Abroad,” showcases the college’s impressive local, state, national and international impact.
- In “Research: The Next Horizon,” you will read about a few of our interdisciplinary research initiatives and come to a better understanding of the depth and breadth of our College.
Whether you are a prospective or current student, alumni, donor, or friend of Mizzou’s College of Education, we encourage you to take part in all we have to offer.