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  • College of Education Receives Engaged Unit Program Award from Campus

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Special Education, Erica Mason, and a team of scholars from the College of Education: Emily Stone (lead coordinator), James Harden, Victor Perez, Gloriana González Rivera, and Dean Chrystalla Mouza! They have been selected for an Engaged Unit Program Award through the Office of the Chancellor.

  • College Mourns the Loss of Stafford L. Hood, Sheila M. Miller Professor Emeritus

  • University Primary School 2023-24 Admissions Season Begins

    At Uni Primary, children are valued as competent, curious citizens, engaged in creative, challenging, and meaningful project studies and curriculum.

  • SPED Professor Amber Ray Recipient of CEC's Early Career Publication Award

    Congratulations to Special Education assistant professor Amber Ray, who has been named the 2022 recipient of the Early Career Publication Award from Council for Exceptional Children Division for Research.

  • Liora Bresler, Professor Emerita of C&I, Awarded Honorary Doctorate from University of Athens, Greece

    The University of Athens, Greece, is awarding the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to Professor Emerita Liora Bresler of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's College of Education.

    The ceremony will take place at the National and Kapodistrian University Ceremonial Hall, on February 22, 2023.

  • SPED Alumni Receive Prestigious CEC Awards

    Stacy McGuire and Courtney O'Grady recently received awards from the Division for Research of the Council for Exceptional Children.

  • Education at Illinois Alumni Award Nominations Open

    Nominations from faculty, alumni, and friends of the College for 2023 awards are accepted through March 1, 2023, at 5 p.m. CST. We encourage all nominations be kept confidential.

  • Present Your Research: 2023 Graduate Student Conference

    The College of Education's Graduate Student Conference, scheduled for March 3, 2023, is now accepting proposals from graduate students interested in sharing their work and research. Submit your abstract by January 9, 2023, for full consideration.

  • Zan-Zendegi-Azadi: A Play on Contagious Courage in Iran

    This performance and Q&A, December 3 at 6 p.m., aims to shed light on the current woman-centered revolutionary movement in Iran and the contagious courage of women and men whose voices against oppression need to be heard worldwide

  • Interseminars Lecture December 6 Features Dr. Eve L. Ewing

    Eve L. Ewing, a lifelong Chicagoan, is a writer and scholar who uses multi-genre storytelling, tools of sociological inquiry, archives, and community-grounded epistemologies to interrogate racialized histories and imagine emancipatory possibilities. A former public school teacher, she is particularly interested in the role of schools as social institutions and in the ways that schools can construct, normalize, and reinforce forms of social inequality, the ways that educational inequities reflect social cruelties beyond the walls of the school building, as well as, conversely, the still-lingering possibility that educational spaces can be sites of joy and liberation.  

  • A Tribute to James D. Anderson: Recordings Now Available

    If you missed the Conversation with Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III and Dr. James D. Anderson or the Tribute to James D. Anderson—or if you just want to relive the events—you're in luck. Recordings of both are available now.

  • Professor Meghan Burke Named 2022-23 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Provost Fellow

    The Provost Fellows program was created to further develop leadership skills at the university level for some of the university's most accomplished tenured faculty. Each Provost Fellow focuses on a critical campus strategic initiative to ensure we are living up to our full potential in our scholarly missions. These initiatives are designed to further strengthen their individual interests and career goals.

  • Congratulations to the 2022 Graduate Student Leadership Award Winners

    Each year during Grad Student Appreciation Week since 2015, the Graduate College names Graduate Student Leadership Award recipients. Congratulations to two of this year's winners, who are part of the College of Education community.

  • College Welcomes Dedicated Clinical Social Worker and Counselor for Education Students

    Emese Poszet has joined the College of Education as an embedded clinical social worker and counselor. 

  • Professor Linda Herrera a Featured Speaker at UI Global Summit

    Professor Linda Herrera was a featured speaker at the campus' Global Summit, held on October 19 at the I Hotel, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The Summit was a one-day symposium held in honor of Vision 2030: Illinois’ Global Strategy.

    The panel was titled, “Supporting Youth Development for Global Change” and included Herrera and professors Phillip Cotton and Soo Ah Kwon.

  • Symposium: Sense of University Belonging among Latinx Students

    Join the Mexican and Mexican American Students System Initiative (I-MMÁS) and Dra. Nidia Ruedas-Gracia on Thursday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn about the nuances of developing a sense of belonging to a college and evaluate aspects that have been successful within the University of Illinois System to creating a sense of belonging among Latino/Latina students.

  • Webinar: Funding for Engaged Research | William T. Grant and Alfred P. Sloan Foundations

    Register for this virtual panel discussion happening on October 19.

  • Professor Emeritus Stafford Hood the CREATE 2022 Jason Millman Memorial Award Recipient & Lecturer

    The Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness (CREATE) has named Stafford Hood the recipient of its 2022 Jason Millman Memorial Award and annual conference lecturer.

  • University Primary School Community Open House

    University Primary School, the Reggio Emilia inspired lab school of the College of Education at University of Illinois, is hosting an annual fall community open house Wednesday, October 12, 2022.  Prospective families, researchers, and community members may visit the preschool through 5th grade classrooms from 9:00 a.m. until noon. 

    .  Admissions for the 2023-2024 school year will begin mid-January.  For more information, visit the school website and/or contact the Director, Dr. Ali Lewis University Primary School is located on campus at The University of Illinois, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign.

  • Three from Department of Special Education Win Awards at DEC 2022 Conference

    Congratulations to SPED professor Amy Santos, graduate student Grace Sawyer, and alumna and local practitioner Teresa O'Connor, who all won awards at the recent international Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Early Childhood 2022 Conference recently held in Chicago.

  • Student Sustainability Committee: Step 1 Project Proposal Deadline is October 14

    Happy Fall! The Student Sustainability Committee wishes to remind university faculty and staff that the deadline to submit a Step 1 Project Proposal is October 14, 2022. This deadline affects projects asking for over $10,000 in funding or projects not run by students.

  • EPSY's Jennifer Cromley Awarded New NSF Grant

    Cromley's funded project, Expanding Applications of Network Analysis to STEM Education Research, officially kicks off October 1, 2022.

  • SPED's Catherine Corr Awarded OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship

    Congratulations to Catherine Corr, associate professor of Special Education, who has been awarded a 2022-23 OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship.

  • C&I's Rachel McMillian Awarded OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship

    Congratulations to Rachel McMillian, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction, who has been awarded an OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship.

  • Work With the Education Justice Project

    The Education Justice Project is accepting applications until Monday, October 3, 2022 from graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in working in its college-in-prison program at Danville Correctional Center for Spring 2023. 


  • College of Education Highly Involved in Chancellor's Call to Action Research Projects

    The College's faculty, staff, and graduate students are part of nearly a third of all the projects selected for the 2022-23 Chancellor's Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program.

  • Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) Open House

    The U of I Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) is seeking new members! The SSC is hosting an open house to meet students who are interested in general membership.

  • Santos, Span, Painter Chosen as 2022-23 President's Executive Leadership Program (PELP) Fellows

    Congratulations to College of Education faculty members Amy Santos and Christopher Span, as well as alumna Jami Painter, Ed.M. '05 HRD, for being selected as 2022-23 President's Executive Leadership Program Fellows by @University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen.

  • Hood, Hopson Editors of New Book from Harvard Education Press

    Stafford Hood, Sheila M. Miller professor emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Rodney Hopson, professor of Educational Psychology, are editors of a new publication from Harvard Education Press, Race and Culturally Responsive Inquiry in Education, examining how to improve research, evaluation, and assessment.

  • Chad Lane to Speak at St. Louis Science Center Gaming Event

    “Crafting Interactive Experiences: The Power of Games for Meaningful Engagement and Impact”

  • BER to Host Lightning Talk Events on COVID-19 Research

    The Bureau of Educational Research is very pleased to bring you Lightning Talk sessions over two days. We offer these as a space for the research teams, and colleagues, to share and hear more about their research experiences and findings. It is also an opportunity for all to make connections with these research teams.

  • Two EPOL Graduate Students Part of AERA's Inaugural Summer Retreat

    Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership doctoral students Nathan Tanner and Marisol Jimenez recently represented the College at the first-ever AERA Graduate Student Council (Division J) summer retreat in Washington, D.C.

  • Robb Lindgren talks Embodied Learning on CITL's "Teach Talk Listen Learn" Podcast

    Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction Robb Lindgren was a guest for the most recent episode of the "Teach Talk Listen Learn" podcast produced by Illinois' Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning.

  • College of Education Research Team Creates Online Database of Sustainability Curriculum

    The Sustainable World Collaborative, a group of researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has created an online database called Sustainable World to support educators in making sustainability a central focus of cross-disciplinary instruction.

  • James D. Anderson AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award

    The American Associate of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) recently named its annual Outstanding Dissertation Award in honor of James D. Anderson, professor emeritus and past dean of the College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a leading scholar of American education.

  • EPOL Doctoral Student Cecilia Vaughn-Guy Named 2023 Women’s Congressional Policy Institute Fellow

    Congratulations to Cecilia Vaughn-Guy, working toward her Ph.D. in Human Resource Development and Diversity & Equity in Education, on being selected to the prestigious WCPI Fellowship Program.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on July 30 Co-sponsored by College of Education

    Free and open to everyone in the greater CU community, a COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinic is happening on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at the Church of the Living God at 312 E. Bradley Ave, Champaign.

  • Secondary Education's Ryan Eleveld Wins ACS Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry

    Congratulations to Ryan Eleveld for winning the 2022 ACS Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry. Ryan is a LAS Chemistry major, minoring in Secondary Education, with an exceptional track record in mentoring.

  • Cromley, Collaborators Awarded $2M Grant from U.S. Department of Education

    EPSY professor Jennifer Cromley is part of a team of researchers who have been awarded funding from the U.S. Dept of Education's Institute for Education Sciences for their project Promoting Reading Comprehension and Learning With Multimodal Science Texts (PRISM).

  • Library Update for Fall 2022

    The Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) is being consolidated into a single location on the first floor of the Main Library building. You now can find SSHEL services and staff in Room 101 of the Main Library building and recent print books for education, youth literature, and K-12 teaching materials in an adjacent room.

  • Professor Michaelene Ostrosky Selected as Interim Dean of the College of Education

    "Professor Michaelene Ostrosky has been selected to serve as Interim Dean of the College of Education, pending approval by the Board of Trustees, until the next permanent dean begins their appointment," said Provost Cangellaris.

  • Announcing the College of Education Volunteer Week: July 25-29, 2022

    We are pleased to announce the inaugural College of Education Volunteer Week July 25-29, 2022. Before his retirement, Dean Anderson approved faculty and staff to use OPL (other paid leave time) for 1-3 hours of community volunteering during the week of July 25-29, 2022.

  • Professor David Huang Named a Health Innovation Faculty Member

    Congratulations to EPOL's Wenhao David Huang, who is one of 10 faculty members from across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign bringing expertise to Carle Illinois College of Medicine as the latest group of Health Innovation Professors (HIP).

  • HRD Doctoral Student Part of iVenture Accelerator Project

    Congratulations to Bethanie Couri, an Ed.D. student in EPOL's Human Resource Development program, who is part of two projects selected as part of the Gies College of Business' 2022 iVenture Accelerator cohort.

  • Juneteenth Celebration Events in C-U

    This community calendar is a service of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to commemorate the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States.

  • Book Club with Edith Campbell and Sarah Park Dahlen: Moonwalking

    Join professor Sarah Park Dahlen (U. of I. School of Information Sciences) and Edith Campbell (Indiana State University) for a book club discussion of Zetta Elliott and Lyn Miller-Lachmann's Moonwalking.

  • Aiman Ghani, ElEd '22, Named a U. of I. Fulbright Student Scholar

    Sixteen University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students and recent graduates were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research, and teaching experiences around the globe this coming year. Another six Illinois students were named Fulbright alternates.

    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program builds international relationships to help solve global challenges. This flagship international educational exchange program of the U.S. government awards grants to students based on their academic and professional achievement, as well as their ambassadorial skills and leadership potential. The Fulbright student program will fund approximately 2,200 U.S. citizens to live abroad for the 2022-23 academic year.

  • CITL’s Newest Podcast Series Features SPED's Kary Zarate in 'Ungrading'

    Teach Talk Listen Learn is a podcast featuring conversations about teaching and learning at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Join host Bob Dignan and his guests as they shine a spotlight on the innovative and creative ways faculty and instructors across campus are shaking up the hallowed halls of academia to engage traditional and nontraditional students in all modalities and create transformative learning experiences for them.

  • Humanities Without Walls’ Summer Bridge Program Welcomes EPOL PhD Student Rayven Morrow

    Humanities Without Walls’ Summer Bridge participants were just announced, and among them is an EPOL PhD student Rayven Morrow. Participants in this program, supported by the Mellon Foundation, are matched with local community organizations to collaborate on a summer project.

  • Harvard University Hosts Juneteenth Talk Featuring EPOL Assistant Teaching Professor Theopolies J. Moton III

    In honor of Juneteenth and the recent conversations around Harvard & The Legacy of Slavery, the Harvard Office of Diversity & Inclusion welcomes historian Theopolies J. Moton III for the lecture "Reconciling with our Historical Memory: Committing to HBCUs as Social Progression" on Monday, June 13, 2022 at noon CST.