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Hodgkinson named executive secretary of AATC Executive Council

Todd Hodgkinson, assistant professor of secondary education, recently was named executive secretary of the Executive Council of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC).
May 13, 2016

School of Education Students Tutor at Hubbell

Follow this link to read more about the partnership between Drake University and Des Moines Public Schools.  Forty-four students from the School of Education, accompanied by Assistant Professor of Secondary Literacy Education, Lindsay Woodward tutored students at Hubbell Elementary.
May 10, 2016

School of Education Faculty and Staff Honored

Drake University honored faculty and staff for their years of service to the university.  From the School of Education, the following individuals were recognized. Two individuals were honored for 20 years of service, Catherine Gillespie, Associate Dean and Jennifer Williams, Head Start Teacher. Grace Higdon, Head Start Early Childhood Program Coordinator, was recognized for her service as […]
May 9, 2016

Faculty Member Receives Ronald Troyer Research Fellowship

Sally Beisser, professor of education, received the Ronald Troyer Research Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. President Martin shared, "this fellowship was established by the Drake University Board of Trustees in 1999 to honor former provost Ron Troyer and to recognize both scholarly accomplishment and future promise. Dr. Beisser has the distinction of being the […]
May 6, 2016

SOE grad student receives scholarship for Adlerian psychology conference

Graduate student Susan Myers recently received a scholarship from the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) to attend an annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
March 31, 2016

Award-winning Author Coming to Des Moines

Kwame Alexander, literacy advocate and author of the Newbery Award-winning book The Crossover, will be speaking at the Staplin Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on March 31. He will be available to sign copies of the book after the program. This event is free and open to the public. Follow this link for additional […]
March 30, 2016

Registration open for the Educational Leadership Symposium

The School of Education has announced the annual Educational Leadership Symposium, Standard Based Grading: From the Front Lines, will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  As more schools in Iowa continue to transition to standards based or referenced grading (SBG) principles, each district may encounter unique challenges.  This symposium brings together four leaders who […]
March 30, 2016

Summer Courses Being Offered in Special Education

The School of Education is pleased to offer learning opportunities in the field of Special Education.  Coursework necessary for completing two different Special Education endorsements will be offered this summer.  Special Education professionals can complete the Special Education Consultant or the Work Experience Coordinator endorsements. The Special Education Consultant endorsement offered through the Drake University […]
March 10, 2016

Counseling Student Receives Fellowship

Anthony Ferguson Jr., a graduate student pursuing his Master of Science in Counseling in the Drake University School of Education, recently received a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation fellowship.
March 4, 2016
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Drake University breaks ground on Collier-Scripps Hall

Drake University held a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday, Feb. 27, for the University’s first new academic building in 20 years.
February 27, 2016

Inclusion and Co-Teaching Symposium Offered

The School of Education welcomed 75 teachers from across Iowa to Drake University on February 10 to discuss the topics of inclusion and co-teaching. Inclusion and co-teaching are research-based strategies that help students with disabilities learn and study in general education settings with their peers.  Dr. Lisa Dieker, a Professor of Special Education from the University […]
February 17, 2016
Bill Nye FEATURE

Bill Nye to deliver 36th Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake University

Bill Nye, renowned scientist, inventor, and host of Bill Nye the Science Guy, will deliver the 36th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Drake University.
February 8, 2016

Counseling Student Receives Fellowship

Anthony Ferguson Jr., a graduate student pursuing his Master of Science in Counseling in the Drake University School of Education, recently received a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation fellowship.
February 4, 2016

MSLD Hosts Workshop on February 23

On Tuesday, February 23, Shari Turner, GR'14 and Liz Reneker, GR'14, will join current MSLD student Marsha Aldridge to facilitate a fun workshop introducing participants to the Big Five personality model.  This event is free and open to the public. Passport to Personality: Cruisin' the O.C.E.A.N. is an interactive workshop designed to introduce participants to […]
February 3, 2016

6 things in 2016

It’s an eventful year ahead with caucuses, construction, competition, commitment, camaraderie, and courses. Save the date for these six events happening in 2016 at Drake University. There are so many exciting things happening on campus in 2016. Follow us through a year of transformation! 1. Caucuses Drake becomes the caucus capital of Des Moines on […]
January 22, 2016