Parker Duwelius

Special education alum Parker Duwelius ’19 saw an opportunity to create an environment to help others develop deeper relationships with their peers while volunteering in a special needs classroom.

DeGarmo in the sunlight

We sat down with a handful of members of the COE and asked five questions to find out a little more about them, why they do what they do, and what keeps them going.

Student teacher working with a child

The National Center for Urban Education (NCUE) prepares future educators to thrive in diverse settings.

students in a classroom

Equity and Diversity Cohort gives Redbird teaching candidates experience in urban settings.

Future Teacher Conference

The fact that the United States is experiencing a national teacher shortage is well documented, and there are many contributing factors, including salary concerns, funding cuts, and attrition due to retirements.

A doctoral candidate in conversation with student.

“If you really want to keep a $20 bill safe, put it in your final manuscript. It will still be there waiting for you in 10 years,” one of Dr. Dianne Renn’s colleagues told her years ago.

Chris Marks and Washington family

Individual donors have always been integral to the College of Education’s success, especially during Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State.