Chris Marks and Washington family

Recognizing College of Education donors

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

Urban immersion

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

Preparing culturally responsive educators

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

Take 5: Get to know the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Education (COE)

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.
Future Teacher Conference

Moving the needle: Finding innovative solutions to prepare educators

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...
Parker Duwelius

Educational entrepreneur

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.
A doctoral candidate in conversation with student.

Reinventing the P-12 doctorate

“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.
Alum Daniel Jackson works with a student on a literacy lesson.

Fighting at the margins

Redbird teacher preparation strives to adapt, improve practices surrounding the needs of diverse learners.
Sierra Dockery

Resources for Ghana: Redbird teacher’s nonprofit will support blind children in Africa

In September 2018, Dockery gave a three-day workshop to 33 P-20 educators at the School for the Blind in Cape Cove, Ghana. It was a trip she never expected to take.
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Inspiring spaces in the College of Education’s DeGarmo Hall

For several years, the College of Education has prioritized the redesign of classrooms and computer labs to reflect the flexible learning needs of aspiring educators and their future students.