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The College of Education improves life at all ages and in all callings. If you want to improve lives through learning, discover the breadth of education. Discovery, teaching and learning for all
Competitive Advantages • National Leader • Ranked 30th nationally, best in Missouri among Public Institutions of higher education by U.S.News & World Report • Nationally accredited programming • Faculty looked to as experts, shape field • Counseling psychology ranks sixth nationally • Online and distance learning options • Major Workforce Provider • 92 percent of student-teacher grads stay in Missouri • More than 800 degrees awarded annually • Grads become teachers, policy makers, counselors, school leaders, technologists, librarians and more. • Practical Researchers • Findings are classroom-ready • Disseminated to the hands of people we serve quickly • Innovative Partners • Missouri Partnership for Educational Renewal • Doctor of Education (EdD) Program • New Leaders Program • Moberly Community Coalition Discovery, teaching and learning for all
Serving the Community • Adventure Club • A Way With Words & Numbers program • Assessment and Consultation Clinic • Center for the Advancement of Mental Health Practices in Schools • Thompson Autism Center • Regional Professional Development Center • Missouri School-wide Positive Behavior Supports • St. Louis New Leaders Project • Center for Community College Research • Middle Level Leadership Center • Missouri Prevention Center Discovery, teaching and learning for all
Discovering New Solutions Studies funded through the college’s centers and projects address pressing issues for children, educators and community members. • We Study and Deliver • The best way to teach mathematics • Methodologies that identify and help students who are at-risk of failure • Ways to improve K-16 science teaching and learning • Methods to increase cultural awareness • The best way to teach reading for struggling learners • How children understand math • A school’s role in promoting mental health • The components of a successful guidance counseling program • How technology can synthesize knowledge • The best way to train future nuclear radiation experts • Qualities of successful school leaders • Students’ transition from community college to university Discovery, teaching and learning for all
Preparing Educators for the Future • Program Facts • 92 percent of education graduates stay in Missouri after graduation • Nine of 10 student-teachers are employed within a year of graduation • The student to faculty ratio is 15-to-1 and the college has 1,139 undergraduate students. • Students are placed in one of 22 MU Partnership for Educational Renewal state school districts to achieve excellence in teacher preparation. • Teacher Development Program • students choose their focus area • Early Childhood Education (birth-3rd grade) • Elementary Education • Middle School Education • Secondary Education • K-12 Education • Special Education • Kudos • Ranked 28th nationally, best in state • Nationally accredited programming • Faculty looked to as experts, shape field of education worldwide • MU leads the way with onsite training: • Students receive practical and rewarding on-site fieldwork training sooner than is traditional, which enhances teaching skills and confidence. • Elementary education and special education majors conduct a full-year internship during their senior year. MU freshmen education majors visit classrooms during their first semester. Discovery, teaching and learning for all
Advanced Academic Opportunities The college offers five different degrees for continuing, graduate education: MA, M Ed, EdS, EdD or a PhD. There are endless emphasis possibilities, including mathematics, art, career and rehabilitation counseling, literacy, behavioral disorders, autism, educational technology, library science, policy, administration and more. • Academic Units for graduate study • Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis • Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology • Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum • Special Education • Information Science & Learning Technologies • Did you know? • The college has two times as many graduate students as undergrads. • Many graduate students are located across the country and overseas, taking advantage of distance learning options. • Teacher retention for master’s graduates of MU’s Teaching Fellowship Program is 97 percent after eight years, compared with a national average of 50 percent after five years. Discovery, teaching and learning for all
An aspiring leader in the international education marketplace, MU’s College of Education brings the world to Missouri and Missouri to the world through its programs and partnerships. International Impact • World Relations • The college has developed and fostered relationships with students, scholars and professionals around the world. • Many graduate students are located overseas, taking advantage of distance and online learning options. • The college has 142 international students on campus who join us from more than 30 countries world-wide. • We maintain research, faculty exchange and collaborative agreements with international institutions. • Worldwide Achievements • Thailand • Australia and Canada • Taiwan • China • Ireland • Japan, Morocco, Spain, France, Guam, South America, Chad, Africa and West Africa… Discovery, teaching and learning for all
About the Students • Enrollment Facts • The college is home to 142 international students, who join us from more than 30 countries world-wide. • 25 percent of MU’s students working toward a master’s degree are enrolled in the College of Education. • Elementary and Secondary Education are two of the most popular declared majors on MU’s campus. They consistently rank among the top ten of MU’s 23 degree programs. • The college’s undergraduate students have the fourth highest cumulative GPA on campus, at a 3.24. Enrollment Numbers Fall 07 Term Undergraduate: 1,139 Master’s: 890 Specialist: 98 Doctoral: 557 Total: 2,684 • Education Degrees Granted, 2006-07 • BS Ed: 282 MA Ed: 464 • EdS: 22 EdD: 23 • PhD: 39 Total: 830 • Annual Undergraduate Fees, 2007-08 • Missouri resident, $8,170 a year • Non-resident, $18,116 a year, plus room and board. Discovery, teaching and learning for all
Students Making a Difference Pei-Ju Lie, PhD Candidate Educational Technology Cristi Ford, PhD Candidate Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis David Aguayo, BS Ed Candidate Social Studies Education Emily Noelker, Master’s Candidate Teaching Fellowship Program & Special Education Discovery, teaching and learning for all
49,120 Alumni in the Field Bryan Maggard, PhD ’07 MU Associate Director of Athletics, Academic Services Educational and Counseling Psychology Ron Lankford, M Ed ’73, EdS ’76, EdD ’79 Superintendent of Webb City Schools, Mo. and Active Alumni Board Member Emily Geisel, BS Ed ’06 Mathematics Teacher, Columbia, Mo. Columbia Public Schools’ Outstanding First Year Teacher Patricia Buschjost, EdS ’93 Assistant Principal, Loveland High School, Co. National Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year Discovery, teaching and learning for all
Grace Bibb Society • Giving to the future • The society recognizes alumni and friends for • their active participation and philanthropy and • aims to: • Build a strong educational environment to improve opportunities for generations beyond our own, and • Advance individual knowledge and societal well-being. • Your generosity helps the college • Recruit and retain the best faculty, • Attract the brightest students, • Make MU more accessible to students with financial need, • Offer cutting edge programs and facilities, • Sustain the highest quality of research and learning, • Provide support and service to schools throughout our communities, and • Train new leaders for all educational environments. • Honoring first female Dean of Education • In 1878, Grace Bibb was named dean of the college, then referred to as MU’s College of Normal Instruction. • Bibb was known for her interactive training of teachers. • Today, we strive toward Bibb’s vision for education: a quality education for all children and continuing education for a lifetime. Discovery, teaching and learning for all
For All We Call Mizzou Capital Campaign Missouri is one of only 13 public universities in billion dollar campaigns. The best education from the heart of the nation
Challenges Facing Education • Less funding for innovations • In 1980, 43 percent of MU’s operating budget was supported by state dollars. Today, that figure stands at 20 percent. • Controversial political issue • Education typically managed on local level by school boards and regional school districts. • Increasing Public Awareness • Value of research and discovery • New ways to deliver curriculum • Limited capacity, high demand • Saturated market for student teacher on-site fieldwork placements • Field faces high retirement rates in coming years Discovery, teaching and learning for all
College’s Priorities • Partnerships • Mathematics and Science Education • Information Technology • Teacher Development • Academic Research • Literacy • Internationalization • Urban Initiatives • Graduate Students • Diversity Discovery, teaching and learning for all
The College of Education improves life at all ages and in all callings. Students receive hands-on, research-based training from experts in the field. Education graduates pursue successful careers as teachers, policy makers, counselors, school leaders, technologists, librarians and more. If you want to improve lives through learning, discover the breadth of education. Discovery, teaching and learning for all