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Bruinekool elected to National Council on Rehabilitation Education

Matt Bruinekool, assistant professor of counseling education in the Drake University School of Education, has been elected to a four-year term on the National Council on Rehabilitation Education.
August 22, 2016

Alumna Honor

Alumna, Mary C. Brooks has brought to life a new children's program at the West Des Moines Public Library.  Mary earned three degrees from Drake University.  In 1974, she earned a BFA in Speech and Communications.  In 1979, she earned an MSE in Educational Administration and earned another MSE degree in 1985 in Curriculum and Instruction.   […]
August 3, 2016

Drake to host 50 Des Moines-area students for Wanda Everage Academic Success Symposium

Fifty Des Moines-area teenagers will participate in a week-long symposium to discuss the unique challenges that students of color face when preparing for college. They’ll hear from experts uniquely qualified to speak on the topic—including their classmates.
August 2, 2016

Young African leaders to study business and entrepreneurship in Des Moines

Drake will host 25 young African leaders this summer for an intensive six-week Fellowship program focusing on business and entrepreneurship. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
June 14, 2016

Thank you for going All In!

Any way you interpret it, the Drake community gave in record numbers this year.
May 27, 2016

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

The Ray Center seeks Iowa Character Award nominations

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center is seeking nominations for the Iowa Character Awards.
April 20, 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