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oDREAMS: Students build video games, learn to problem solve

Thanks to a National Science Foundation grant, eMINTS is helping classroom teachers adopt new methods for teaching programming skills to middle-school students.

Concerned Student 1950 Collective receives NAACP Chairman’s Award

Congrats to Concerned Student 1950 Collective, which includes Mizzou Ed students, on receiving a NAACP Chairman's Award. Read the press release here.  

Network for Educator Effectiveness – The largest, most comprehensive teacher evaluation system in Missouri

Christi Bergin, a research professor in Educational, School and Counseling Psychology, pondered those questions in 2010 at a standing-room-only annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. States anticipated President Barack Obama would soon be offering waivers for specific requirements of the No…

Veralee Hardin and Joe Phillips: Committed to each other, education and Mizzou

As superintendent of schools in Osage County in Linn, Missouri, Joe Phillips was determined to get the district’s special education program back on track. In asking around for the best person in Missouri to do the job, one name came up repeatedly —Veralee Hardin from the University of Missouri College of Education. Phillips also heard…

Alumni Profile: Jean Cerra, a trailblazer in collegiate women’s athletics

Imagine being a gifted athlete with no opportunity to participate in organized competitive athletics in high school or college simply because you were female. That was the case until the passage of Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act in 1972. Title IX removed that barrier by requiring educational institutions receiving federal funds to eliminate…

Nov. 20 Letter to Mizzou Ed Families

Dear College of Education Parents and Family Members, I wanted to provide you with a brief update on events in the College of Education and the overall MU campus. Both the college and campus have taken a number of positive steps over the past week. I have had the opportunity to speak with numerous students,…

Nov. 11 Letter to Mizzou Ed students

Dear Mizzou Ed Students, I know you are experiencing so many emotions. Thank you for reaching out to me last night as you were seeking to understand what was occurring on our campus. Your fear for our community was real and your concern for our students was genuine. I do want to thank our faculty…

Nov. 11 Letter to the Families of Mizzou Ed Students

Dear College of Education Parents and Family Members, In my role as Acting Dean of the College of Education, I wanted to reach out to you regarding the recent events on the University of Missouri campus. In particular, I wanted to talk to you about the safety and well-being of your children. You have entrusted…

Time to Act: Eliminate Marginalization and Exclusion

October 26, 2015 Subject: Time to Act: Eliminate Marginalization and Exclusion: Please READ Students and Colleagues, The College of Education has 1500 graduate students from across the U.S. as well as many countries, and 1100 undergraduates from 31 states. Many of our students are from varying racial and ethnic groups. The racial, ethnic, and geographic…

ELPA DissertationOTY

2015 Dan Cockrell Dissertation of the Year Award

Karen Engler's dissertation wins the 2015 Missouri Statewide Cooperative EdD Program's Dan Cockrell Dissertation of the Year Award.


For Shelly Sanders, standing still is not an option

Determination, perseverance and a little help from her friends guided Shelly Sanders’ journey from a first-generation college student to an assistant elementary principal.