Mississippi Teacher Corps Offers Free Summer School Across State

In response to social distancing, longtime teacher program takes programming online

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Teacher Corps, an alternate-route teacher preparation program housed at the University of Mississippi, has taken its annual summer school program online and will offer free summer classes to instate students in grades 7-12 and more.  Designed for students in need of credit recovery or enrichment, the program will last fromRead the story …

Education Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of Counseling Journal

Richard Balkin began role with international publication April 1

OXFORD, Miss. – Richard S. Balkin, professor of counselor education at the University of Mississippi, has been named editor-in-chief of the International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling.  The journal is affiliated with the International Association for Counselling and published through Springer Publications. It features conceptual, practical and research contributions that provide an international perspective on theoriesRead the story …

UM Offers Degree in Health and Physical Education

School of Education launching new undergraduate program in August

OXFORD, Miss. – Beginning in August, the University of Mississippi School of Education will offer a new bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. The  program will prepare students to become effective K-12 health and physical education teachers who use collaborative practices that cater to the needs of 21st-century learners. “This new program has been developed withRead the story …

Teacher of the Year Credits Scholarships for Success

Just four years out of Ole Miss, educator is making a difference

OXFORD, Miss. – Years before she was selected as the Mississippi Department of Education’s 2019-20 Mississippi Teacher of the Year, Hannah Gadd Ardrey was a student with a dream of attending college. A 2013 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Gadd Ardrey has been teaching for five years, all at Lafayette High School and LafayetteRead the story …

Breaking the Mental Health Stigma in Minority Communities

UM student draws on personal journey for series of wellness events

OXFORD, Miss. – When Dale Hall was an undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi, he had to grapple firsthand with the stigma surrounding mental health care. Now, he’s working to create a space for other students to learn about mental health and self-care without worry or embarrassment. “I grew up not being able toRead the story …

Early Childhood Education Center Releases Research Briefs

Briefs highlight the benefits of pre-K and other programs in Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – The Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi has released a set of five briefs that integrate compelling research from internationally recognized experts in child development, brain science, medicine, economics, and more. The briefs, co-authored by Cathy Grace and Melody Musgrove, GCSEL co-directors, are designed to enhance the knowledge of MississippiRead the story …

Doctoral Student Receives Grant for Dissertation Research

Shimikqua Ellis to use funds for Mississippi-focused education study

OXFORD, Miss. – Shimikqua Ellis, a doctoral student at the University of Mississippi School of Education, recently received a $1,500 grant for her dissertation research from the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE Foundation in Baltimore.  Ellis’s dissertation will study how high school English teachers in Mississippi will use the 2017 novel “The HateRead the story …

Higher Education Professor Gets National Student Affairs Award

George S. McClellan honored for contributions to profession, research

OXFORD, Miss. – George S. McClellan, associate professor of higher education at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of the 2020 George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Literature and Research Award by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The annual award honors individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to research and scholarship inRead the story …

Faculty Honored for Service at ‘Lift Every Voice’ Celebration

Two professors recognized for work in diversity and inclusion

OXFORD, Miss. – With melodious sounds from a gospel choir and inspiring words from a keynote speaker, two University of Mississippi faculty members were honored Monday (Feb. 3) for their exceptional achievements in diversity, inclusion and community engagement. Hundreds of faculty, staff and students attended the annual ‘Lift Every Voice’ celebration, the first event onRead the story …

UM Online Graduate Education Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best

U.S. News pegs Ole Miss offerings at No. 32 among public institutions

OXFORD, Miss. – U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Mississippi among the nation’s best online graduate degrees in education for the second year in a row.  Ranked at No. 32 among public institutions, UM is in the top 10 percent of institutions nationwide and is tied with Ball State University, Georgia State University,Read the story …