“COE Bear Tracks”
September 3, 2021
Volume 2, Number 2
Partnership with Rural Schools Collaborative
The MSU College of Education was invited by the Rural Schools Collaborative to be one of five regional partners bringing together rural teacher caucuses to provide input into policy recommendations with the goal to amplify the voice of rural teachers. This work is funded by the Gates Foundation.
Elementary Education Program Option Added to Webb City Crowder Campus
On September 1st, an event was held at the Crowder College Webb City Campus to celebrate the new elementary education (ELE) completion program that is now offered at Webb City. This new program offering was made possible through a collaboration between MSU and Crowder College. Read more…
Journal of Educational Supervision (JES): Call for Manuscripts
Drs. Stefanie Livers and Minor Baker are members of a team co-editing a special issue for the Journal of Educational Supervision. They invite submissions of narrative-based – either real or hypothetical – teaching cases that provide examples and contexts to teacher supervision challenges (preservice and inservice) while also amplifying and contextualizing supervision focused on social justice and school transformation. Due November 1, 2021.
Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) Call for Proposals for Fall 2021 Virtual Conference
MACTE invites submissions for their Fall 2021 Virtual Conference. The deadline is Sept. 24.
Greenwood Laboratory School Newsletter
Read about Greenwood’s start to the school year.
We are excited for our third cohort who have officially attended SOAR (MSU Orientation) and moved-In to their dorm rooms! We are so proud of both Cohort 2 and 3!
Attached is our August Newsletter – please read for program updates and future events! We have also attached our Bear POWER Open House Flyer! Please disperse to anyone you deem appropriate! This event will be September 24th and is open to prospective students and families, MSU faculty and staff, and community partners. Registration is required to attend this event.
Bear POWER Cohort 4 Application is open! We have updated our process and prospective students can apply online! Online application can be found here.
Travel Policy Information and Forms
Below are links to information related to travel:
If you have any questions, talk to your department head, department administrative assistant, or call the dean’s office.
COE Faculty and Staff News
The work of Dr. Hassan Raza was recently highlighted in Missouri State News. See: What makes a good early education system? Childhood education expert Dr. M. Hassan Raza weighs in. Missouri State News – August 9, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Kennedy Ongaga!
The Office of the Provost awarded Dr. Kennedy Ongaga the 2020-2021 Outstanding Faculty-Student Mentoring Award. The award is offered to a faculty member who is nominated by the Provost Fellow for Faculty Development and the Deputy Provost. Dr. Ongaga was nominated for this award based on his exceptional mentoring to our students, assisting them through challenging times, providing extra effort to lead them to academic success. The university values his active contributions for our student body. Kennedy was recognized at the All-Faculty Welcome Back Lunch on August 19.
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Nixon!
The Office of the Provost awarded Dr. Sarah Nixon the 2020-2021 Bear Bridge Outstanding Mentoring for Faculty Award. The award is offered to a tenured professor faculty who is nominated and selected the Provost Fellow for Faculty Development and the Deputy Provost. Dr. Nixon was nominated for this award based on her exceptional mentoring to junior faculty during their tenure track process. The university values her active contributions to this program. Sarah was recognized at the All-Faculty Welcome Back Lunch on August 19.
Dr. Yonke Named Springfield Business Journal Most Influential Woman
From the Republic School District website: Congratulations to Dr. Debbie Yonke, Director of Professional Learning and Instructional Support for being named a 2021 Most Influential Woman by the Springfield Business Journal. Dr. Yonke was selected for this honor because of her tremendous professional and civic accomplishments and contributions. Dr. Yonke is known as a compassionate, dedicated and well-respected educator that goes above and beyond to meet the needs of the students and educators she serves.
Dr. Yonke is also a Teacher in Residence in the Internship Academy program.
Recruitment and retention endeavors are going strong in the COE as we partner with local schools. Members of our Special Education program met with Camdenton School District to develop the first official Pathways for Paras district cohort targeting 12-14 future educators. In addition, many area schools are part of the Missouri Career Pathways program, and school partnerships featuring MSU dual credit courses are underway this fall semester. These teaching pathway programs are comprised of high school students who have self-identified as interested in becoming teachers, and we are pleased to be part of their future growth.
Please let me know of your recruitment and retention activities in both undergraduate and graduate programs, so I can share them with your colleagues. We all want to know about the exciting endeavors to grow our college and support the profession of teaching. It’s a good time to be a COE Bear! – Dr. Cathy Pearman
Richard White, a high school chemistry teacher from Hollister, was one of three recipients of the Regional Teacher of the Year award presented during a reception hosted by the Agency for Teaching, Leading, and Learning on August 16. Richard was recently notified that he has been selected as a semi-finalist for State Teacher of the Year. He graduated from MSU with a Master of Natural and Applied Science degree.
Two recent graduates of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Master’s program, Taylor Janota and Kenzie Bacon, passed their exams to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts. The program continues to have a 100% pass rate on first-time test takers.
Norman Carr, a graduate of the Educational Technology Master’s degree program was offered a Director of Technology position at El Dorado Springs R-2 School District starting July.
The ATLL continues to provide training…
Continuous Improvement Seminars (for EPP Assessment Work)
Fridays from 10:00-11:30 on the dates noted below
All will be held through Zoom
- September 10
- October 1 (10:30-11:30)
- November 12
- February 11
- March 4
- April 1
January College Meeting
- Friday, Jan 28- place/time TBD
COE Alumni Initiative
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