Education Professor Helps Land $1.37 Million Research Grant

National Science Foundation funds science education development project

OXFORD, Miss. – What started as a dissertation has turned into a $1.37 million grant project funded by the National Science Foundation that may help improve professional development for science educators across the nation. Brooke Whitworth, assistant professor of science education at the University of Mississippi, is helping lead this effort, which started with her doctoralRead the story …

Education Professor Receives Outstanding College Science Teacher Award

Brooke Whitworth recognized by Mississippi Science Teachers Association

OXFORD, Miss. – Brooke Whitworth, assistant professor of science education at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding College Science Teacher Award from the Mississippi Science Teachers Association. MSTA is a statewide nonprofit that supports a network of science educators and aims to promote interconnections between science, teaching and educational resources. Whitworth receivedRead the story …

Teaching in Sign Language

Deaf student Kris Colvin prepares for teaching career with support from UM interpreters

OXFORD, Miss. – Kris Colvin didn’t always believe he could be a teacher. In fact, he remembers being shocked when a substitute teacher in grade school was deaf, too. Colvin was about 10 years old and had never met a teacher who was deaf before. “Up until then, I was only taught by teachers thatRead the story …

Professor Receives National Geography Teaching Award

Ellen Foster recognized by National Council of Geographic Education

OXFORD, Miss. – Ellen J. Foster, associate professor of social studies education at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of a 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award in Higher Education from the National Council of Geographic Education. NCGE is a nonprofit that enhances the quality of geography education from kindergarten through higher education. Each year, the Distinguished Teaching Award recognizesRead the story …

Alumnus Chosen for Knowles Teaching Fellowship

Justin Ragland to receive benefits valued at $150,000 for STEM teaching award

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Justin Ragland has been chosen as one of 37 high school mathematics and science teachers nationwide to receive a Knowles Teaching Fellowship valued at $150,000.  The Knowles Teaching Fellowship is a five-year program that supports early-career high school mathematics and science teachers in their efforts to develop teaching expertise andRead the story …

Outstanding Freshmen Join Innovative Teacher Education Program

Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program admits 28 at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has welcomed 28 outstanding freshmen from eight states into the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program. The seventh cohort of this innovative teacher education program comes with an average high school grade-point average of 3.91 and ACT score of 29.3.  The new class brings the number of METP scholarship recipients atRead the story …

EdsUp! UM Faculty Launch Early Childhood Podcast

Series dedicated to 'children and those who care for them'

OXFORD, Miss. – A new podcast created by faculty at the University of Mississippi‘s Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning is helping raise awareness of important issues related to the development of young children. Hosted by Melody Musgrove and Cathy Grace, the center’s co-directors, “EdsUp!” is sponsored by the Southern Early Childhood Association and is available for downloadRead the story …

Eleven Mississippi Educators Join New Class of Principal Corps

K-12 leadership program fast-tracks teachers into leadership roles

OXFORD, Miss. – Eleven Mississippi educators make up the 11th cohort of the Principal Corps, a highly competitive and intensive K-12 educational leadership program offered by the University of Mississippi. Established in 2009, the program has produced more than 120 graduates, and close to 90 percent of them are serving in leadership roles in school districtsRead the story …

Scholarship Honors UM Alumna Elsie Williston

Education endowment supports students with financial need

OXFORD, Miss. – Many college students struggle to make ends meet from one semester to the next. A new gift to the University of Mississippi School of Education will help remove some of that stress while honoring the life and memory of longtime Oxford resident Elsie Wells Williston. A beloved spouse, mother, grandmother and friend,Read the story …

Counseling Professor Honored for Adolescent Mental Health Research

Rick Balkin wins prestigious award from American Counseling Association

OXFORD, Miss. – Rick Balkin, a University of Mississippi professor of counselor education, has been named the winner of the American Counseling Association’s 2019 Extended Research Award for his work in mental health care for adolescents in crisis. The ACA’s Extended Research Award honors counseling research that spans 10 years or more. Balkin was honored March 30Read the story …