Scholars explore racial and social justice issues

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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 justice.

Free, Virtual Professional Development for Teachers and Education Students

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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. This spring, the COE is excited to continue to offer a variety of virtual professional development webinars and online resources. Each session is free and has professional development credit available.

EAF students named Jackson Scholars

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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.

New online master’s program in Low Vision and Blindness

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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 licensed to teach in the area of low vision and blindness. This fully online program will provide licensed teachers an opportunity to add an endorsement in low vision and blindness while obtaining a master’s degree.