James Wolfinger photo

As we complete the fall semester, I want to extend my deepest gratitude for all of the great work that each of you has done over the past few months.

Abstract Variations sculpture by Ernest Trova with DeGarma Hall in the background

We are proud to announce several award recipients and nominees this year for the College of Education (COE).

DeGarmo Hall

Three students in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations (EAF) have been named to the Jackson Scholars Network with the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). Armen Álvarez, Shaun Crisler and Tiffani Robertson are all doctoral students with future plans to become full-time faculty.

University High School and Metcalf School

The Laboratory Schools within the College of Education have a wealth of excellent teachers who are going above and beyond in extremely difficult times.

COE 2020 Retirees

Thank you to each of our colleagues who are retiring this year for your exceptional contributions to the College.

Dr. Kyle Miller is an Associate Professor of Child Development and Elementary Education in the School of Teaching and Learning. In addition to her teaching, she has three research areas that she is very passionate about: Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Self-care as part of trauma informed teaching, and fathers’ engagement with their children.

Tech Training

The EdTech Team has created a new team of Technology Integrationists (TIs) to help serve your needs. TIs have experienced a wealth of training across a variety of educational technology and have demonstrated an ability for creative problem-solving using technology-based solutions to work with faculty and support instructional technologies.

DeGarmo Hall in winter

There are several centers housed within the College of Education that are an integral component of the work we do. Each center is responsible for producing a wealth of amazing research and other efforts to advance the education profession.

Teacher and student in classroom

The College of Education is excited about three new community-based programs, under the name CommuniTeach which will provide the quality of an Illinois State education in students’ home communities. Each program is in different phases of developing local teachers for their communities.

Don Prince

The Illinois State community mourns the loss of Dr. Donald Prince, the visionary leader who almost single-handedly established the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations (EAF) in 1960.

admitted education student

Each year faculty and staff across the college work on recruiting future teachers for our undergraduate programs, with many of the efforts guided by Kelli Appel, Director of Recruitment and Transition for the college. She provided updates about how undergraduate recruitment is going during these uncertain and ever-changing times.

Bobby Witt-Kannady

When Bobby Witt-Kannady ’76 was just starting out in the field of special education, she couldn’t predict that one day she would be celebrating her 30th year at Illinois State University.

student remote learning

As the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed the world of education, faculty and staff across the College of Education (COE) jumped into action not only to adapt how they prepare future educators, but also to provide current educators relevant knowledge and tools to be successful in their “new” classrooms.