Dr. Francis Godwyll headshot

It is an honor to begin my first year as the dean in the College of Education at Illinois State!

ISU student tutors elementary students

The College of Education (COE) is coordinating the $25 million Illinois Tutoring Initiative in partnership with the governor’s office, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB).

Barbara Efaw and her family

In 2021, Barbara Efaw ’59 and her family generously gifted the College of Education $500,000 to establish the Barbara and Larry Efaw Center for Educator Excellence.

Dr. Do-Yong Park works with educators in Ho Chi Minh City.

Dr. Do-Yong Park’s work for his second Fulbright will take place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he will collaborate with professors and government education officials to greatly strengthen engineering education in that country.

Annie Reinking and Monica McGill photo

Helping build a framework for teaching computer science in schools is a lifetime achievement for Dr. Monica McGill, Ed.D. ’10, and Dr. Anni Reinking, Ed.D. ’15.

Dr. Natalie Shaheen and Dr. Mindy Ely photo

Facing a critical shortage of low vision and blindness educators, Illinois State University’s Department of Special Education is innovating to help fill the nationwide need.

sunny day on the Quad

Many of the 420,000-plus undocumented college students in the U.S. have considerably different experiences from their peers. Their right to study in the U.S. often rides a razor’s edge.

Trudy Gross stands by Redbird statue

For Trudy Gross ’92, civic engagement is a personal and family value.

Jason Surian sits in office

Dr. Jason Surian just completed his first year as principal of Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School, and—despite the challenges and constant changes from the pandemic—he is loving his new role.