The Dorsey Leadership Academy is designed for underrepresented students in the College of Education to ensure their successful and timely completion of education degrees from the University of Missouri.


  • To support students to successfully navigate their journey through the College of Education and experience at Mizzou.
  • To engage students in the College of Education community in order for them to thrive as contributing active members.
  • To support the development of effective educators who remain in the field of education for a sustained period of time.
  • To develop distinguished teacher candidates with expertise and experience in education research, leadership, and multicultural competence.


  • A supportive network of Mizzou Ed peers across phases and programs
  • Mentorship from College of Education faculty and staff
  • Collaboration with community partners
  • Guidance to navigate new experiences
  • Opportunities for academic enrichment
Apply to be a Dorsey Scholar