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SOE Alumni Awards Dinner celebrates outstanding educators

The Alumni Awards Dinner, a longstanding tradition for SOE, brings together Drake alumni, students, faculty, and friends to honor remarkable alumni and celebrate the graduating class of 2014.
March 28, 2014

Drake alumna receives Golden Apple Award from Channel 13

Stacie Mitchell-Gweah, a triple degree alumna of Drake University and teacher at Callanan Middle School in Des Moines, was honored with the Golden Apple Award from Channel 13 News.
March 20, 2014

Education Leadership Symposium: Implementing Standards-Based Grading

The Drake University Education Leadership Symposium entitled, 'The Leader's Role in Implementing Standards-Based Grading' will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  The symposium will feature Dr. Thomas Guskey, a Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Guskey is the author/editor of numerous books, articles, and professional […]
March 19, 2014

Adult Literacy Center receives grant from the Gannett Foundation

The Adult Literacy Center is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Gannett Foundation, which supports local organizations in communities that are served by Gannet Co., Inc. The grant will help the Adult Literacy Center sustain and expand its reach in the Des Moines metropolitan area.
February 5, 2014

Counseling Students Engage in Service Learning Project

In the fall 2013 semester, School of Education counseling students engaged in a service learning project to provide personality and career assessment at Dress for Success, a local non-profit organization providing services for mostly underprivileged women in their careers. The program was well received by the participants and the organizers; counseling students are invited to […]
January 30, 2014

Hawaiian JTerm Experience for Counseling Students

J-Term brought a multitude of international travel opportunities to School of Education students.  Among them, counseling students were given an opportunity to travel to Kapaa, Hawaii on Kauai.  The course introduced student to the Clubhouse Model for individuals with mental illness.  They were given the chance to work in a clubhouse in Des Moines, learn […]
January 29, 2014

Adult Literacy Center hosts volunteer tutor training

Drake University's Adult Literacy Center is looking for volunteers eager to change the life of local adults. A tutor training will be held on Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Drake University School of Education, 3206 University Ave.
January 28, 2014

Iowa Financial Literacy Academy

Drake University School of Education students will be able to participate in the new Iowa Financial Literacy Academy this spring semester provided by the Iowa Financial Literacy Academy. The Academy, based on the legacy of Maddie Levitt’s financial mentorship, provides SOE  students with a chance to increase personal financial knowledge while building financial teaching skills. […]
January 24, 2014

Adult Literacy Center Receives Grant

The Drake University Adult Literacy Center (ALC@DU) received a grant for $5000 from the Gannett Foundation/The Des Moines Register. This grant will assist ALC@DU sustain and expand the reach of their services, provide a variety of learning options to adults in the greater Des Moines area, and support volunteers with excellent training and professional development. Many […]
January 24, 2014

Dean's List and President's List

Congratulations to all of the students that made the Dean's List and President's List in the fall, 2013. Dean's List Kaitlyn Aberson Cassandra Aerts Abbygayle Anderson Matthew Andrews Erin Andrus Joan Barry Emily Bowman Kristen Bramhall Kayla Brauer Leah Bromaghim Jessica Bruin Ellen Calder Ashley Clark-Davidson Emelia Clement Lara Cox Krystal  Cudworth Patricia DeWeerdt Kelly […]
January 14, 2014

MSE Graduate Receives Presidential Award for Excellence

Drake University School of Education graduate, Josie Burg, MSE '07, represented Iowa as one of this year's winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. For the complete article, visit the news release from Des Moines Public Schools.
January 14, 2014

Doctoral Program Graduate Wins Research Award

Dr. Cathy Beck-Cross, alumnus of the School of Education Doctoral program (Ed.D.), recently won the Iowa Education Research and Evaluation Association’s (IEREA) Distinguished Research Award for her dissertation work titled “Individual, Family, School, and Community Predictors of High School Male Suicidal Behaviors: An analysis of 2010 Iowa Youth Survey Data.” Dr. Beck-Cross will present her […]
January 13, 2014

Free documentary screening and discussion will explore race and education

Community and education leaders participating in the 6:30 p.m. panel discussion include Drake University Provost Deneese Jones.
December 3, 2013

Prospective Drake Student, Michael Woods Achieves GED

When Mike Woods enrolled in the Adult Literacy Center at Drake University in March 2009, his goal was to get his GED. Since he was reading at the 3rd grade level, he first dedicated himself to improving his reading skills. He spent four years (approximately 500 hours) learning word concepts, sentence structure, vocabulary, and comprehension […]
November 12, 2013

Professor and Students Presents at Counseling Conference

Dr. Bengu Tekinalp along with two Counseling Graduate students, Kathryn Blair and Cody Samec, presented at the Iowa School Counselor Association Annual conference in Des Moines. The title of the program was School Counselor's Toolbox: Insights and Techniques from Individual Psychology. The program was well attended, and well received. Congratulations to Cody and Katie for […]
November 12, 2013