“COE Bear Tracks”
June 4, 2021
Volume 1, Number 5
DESE has made the decision to no longer require that programs submit matrices for approval. However, every program’s course requirements still have to meet the requirements for your certification area as outlined in the rules, and the matrices are aligned with those rules. When we recommend a candidate for certification, we are verifying that they have met all of the certification requirements outlined in the rules.
Given this shift, we have some new information for programs as you consider curriculum changes:
• If you make curriculum changes to a certification program, when the changes go to the EPP screening committee for review, Kim Dubree will be checking the changes to make sure they align with the rules for your certification area. Please review the rules for your certification area before you propose program changes.
• Programs can choose to submit a matrix to DESE for approval if they make program changes, but it is not required.
• If you develop a new program, we are required to submit a matrix to DESE for review and approval.
Missouri Association of Rural Education (MARE) Annual Conference – October 20-22
The Missouri Association of Rural Education, representing over 325 of Missouri’s public schools, is seeking research presentations for their annual conference. The event will be October 20-22, 2021 at the Lodge of the Four-Seasons. It is expected that this conference will be an “in-person” event. Interested presenters can find the “Call for Proposals”
The deadline for proposals is July 31, 2021.
EdCouncil Law Conference – August 6, and Mickes O’Toole Law Conference – August 10 hosted by Educational Administration Program
The Educational Administration program will be hosting two “Back to School” law conferences on campus in August. These events are free to all Missouri State faculty and students. There will also be hundreds of Missouri school administrators in attendance. Presenters at these law conferences are from the two largest school law firms in the state and will focus on important legal issues in schools for the new year. Read more…
COE Faculty and Staff News
Congratulations to Dr. Kayla Lewis, Associate Professor, Reading, Foundations and Technology, for being selected for the Master Online Course Recognition Award as Best Overall for her course, RDG 781/782 – Assessment and Remediation of Literacy Problems.
Congratulations to Norman Carr, Per Course Faculty in Reading, Foundations, and Technology, for being selected for the Master Online Course Recognition Award as Best Content and Activities for his course, EDT 520 – Technologies in a Contemporary School Setting.
Two MSU faculty were elected to the MACTE Board of Directors. Dr. Daniel Hellman was elected to be treasurer, and Dr. James Sottile was elected to be the legislative liaison. Dr. Cathy Pearman continues as the MACCE representative. Thank you all for representing MSU in this important work!
Bear With Us – April 2021 Bear POWER Newsletter
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SPS has selected Robyn Fondren as Coordinator of Counseling Services. Robyn graduated with a master’s in counseling degree from the Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Education. Congratulations!
Dr. Jason Michel has been selected as the new SPS Assistant Director of Athletics and Activities. Dr. Michel earned a Master of Science degree from our Educational Administration program.
Dr. Anthony Lourenco, Assistant Principal at Branson High School, was named assistant principal of the year for Southwest Missouri. He is a graduate of our MAT program.
The ATLL continues to provide training…
Summer Visit Day
- Friday, June 25
COE 2021 College Meeting
- Friday, Aug 20 – 10:00a – 12:00p Hill Hall 001
COE Alumni Initiative
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