Lynne Haeffele

Lynne Haeffele: Over 40 years of excellence in education

After 43 years in education, two graduate degrees from Illinois State, and 13 years of service to the University, policy giant Lynne Haeffele is officially retiring to spend more time with her...
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Scholars explore racial and social justice issues

In honor of the holidays celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 18 and National Day of Racial Healing on January 19, Illinois State University scholars share works on racial and social...
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Free, Virtual Professional Development for Teachers and Education Students

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,...
DeGarmo Hall

EAF students named Jackson Scholars

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...
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New online master’s program in Low Vision and Blindness

The Department of Special Education at Illinois State is excited to announce the newly created Master’s in Low Vision and Blindness. Illinois is experiencing a severe shortage in educators...
COE 2020 Retirees

Celebrating College of Education retirees

Thank you to each of our colleagues who are retiring this year for your exceptional contributions to the College.
University High School and Metcalf School

Lab Schools rising to the challenge

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

We are proud to announce several award recipients and nominees this year for the College of Education (COE).
Grace Brannen, special education major

Zooming in: What it’s like to student teach during a pandemic

Grace Brannen never thought she’d be student teaching from a pingpong table in her family’s basement, positioning herself against a wall so no one would walk behind her with a basket of laundry.
Bobby Witt-Kannady

Teacher of teachers

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.