College of Education Announcements

blog navigation

All Results

blog posts

  • Announcement of Faculty Promotions

    College of Education Dean announces the promotion of nine faculty members.

  • NSF Awards Funding to Prof. Adrienne Dixson to Study STEM NOLA

    Professor of EPOL is the principal investigator on the project that is studying STEM NOLA, a community-based Saturday STEM program for students in grades 2–12.

  • Arcasia James-Gallaway Receives Ford Foundation Fellowship

    Congratulations to Arcasia James-Gallaway, doctoral student in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, for being selected as a 2019 Ford Foundation Fellow.  

  • Chinese Culture and Language Camp

    The Chinese Culture and Language Camp aims to promote early second language development through Chinese immersion in a fun, safe, and stimulating environment by providing bilingual teaching experts of the College of Education and innovative curriculum. The participants will be working in Scholar, an exciting and secure Web writing environment that empowers them to connect, create, and publish.

  • Rachel Lauren Storm (PhD ‘20, EPOL) Named Fred S. Bailey Fellow

    University of Illinois College of Education doctoral candidate Rachel Storm (EPOL) has been named one of two 2019-2020 Fred S. Bailey Fellowship recipients from YMCA of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Phi Kappa Phi Inductees for 2018-19

    Phi Kappa Phi was born in 1897, when 10 senior students, two faculty members and the University of Maine President created a new kind of honor society, one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chapter began in 1933.

    Today, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. We recognize and congratulate these 2018-2019 inductees from the College of Education.

  • Meet the Education students on the Fall 2015 Dean’s List

    The Dean’s List honorees for the fall semester of 2015 at the University of Illinois have been announced, and the College of Education is pleased to note that 170 Education students have made the list.

  • EPOL Assistant Professor Nathan Castillo Recognized For Recent Publication

    Assistant Professor in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, Nathan Castillo's recent publication was named SpringerLink Editor's Monthly Choice.

    Castillo's paper—Early-grade reading support in rural South Africa: A language-centered technology approach—describes a short-term study conducted in low-performing rural primary schools in South Africa.

    For the month of August you can download Castillo's paper on SpringerLink for free. 

  • 2019-2020 Outstanding Student Medal Recipients

    Each year the Education Alumni Association (EAA) selects a bachelor's, master's/advanced certificate, and doctoral student to receive the Outstanding Student Medal, which is presented annually at the College of Education Convocation. EAA and the Office of Advancement in the College of Education are pleased to announce the three 2019-2020 deserving recipients of this prestigious award.

  • 2018-2019 Outstanding Student Medal Recipients Announced

    Each year the Education Alumni Association (EAA) selects a bachelor's, master's/advanced certificate, and doctoral student to receive the Outstanding Student Medal, which is presented annually at the College of Education Convocation. EAA and the Office of Advancement in the College of Education are pleased to announce the three 2018-2019 deserving recipients of this prestigious award.

  • 7th Annual COE Graduate Student Conference

    Seventh Annual

    College of Education Graduate Student Conference:

    Transformative Scholarship, Schooling & Society

    March 11, 2016
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    From mundane daily interactions to national and international reform initiatives, in various ways people, communities, and institutions are constantly regulated. The effects of such regulations manifest in various social domains, one of the more pronounced being within P-20 schooling experiences. This has, among other things, led to limited educational attainment, curtailed curricula, and the potential loss of personal and/or professional identity. Yet it has also resulted in opportunities for dialogue, new learning approaches, and collective action.


    In an effort to contextualize the complexities and politics embedded in such practices, the 2016 College of Education Graduate Student Conference is calling for scholarship that investigates this phenomenon, as it’s experienced in the United States and around the world. We welcome scholarship that is both intimately and marginally connected to the theme, as we feel all conversations will enrich educational dialogues.


    All graduate students with education-related projects are welcome to submit in the following categories:


    Paper: An individual paper with 1 or 2 authors

    Submit a one-page abstract of a paper

    Panel: 2 – 3 coordinated papers organized around a single theme or topic

    Submit a one-page abstract for each paper on the panel, a description of the panel, and a panel title

    Roundtable: A paper in early formation such as, outlines and early drafts

    Submit a 50-100 word abstract.

    Alternative Presentations: A project that is more aesthetic/performative/poetic/evocative. We welcome submissions for performances, art installations, musical pieces, video showings, and similarly provocative interventions.

    Submit a one page abstract and any accompanying digital files representing your work.


    Send submissions & inquiries to: Deadline: December 31, 2015


    This year’s conference will feature the 2nd annual Hong Kong University Graduate Student Conference Exchange Program

  • EPOL's John Wesley Jones Awarded 2019 AERA-Division B Dissertation of the Year

    The American Educational Research Association (AERA) recently announced its list of 2019 Division B Award recipients, to be recognized at the annual meeting in April. The Outstanding Dissertation Award has been given to EPOL student John Wesley Jones for his disseration, The Antidote to Willfulness: Manufacturing Dissent, Kony 2012, and Propaganda as a Technology of Governance (2018).

  • College of Education Fall 2015 Welcome Celebration

    Celebrate the beginning of the new academic year at the 2015 College of Education Welcome Celebration on Friday, Aug. 21!

  • Recognizing Spring 2016 Education at Illinois Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet Honorees

    Congratulations to the 140 Education at Illinois students who made the Spring 2016 Dean’s List. Congratulations also to the five Education at Illinois students who were recognized as Bronze Tablet honorees.

  • 2016 AERA Annual Meeting

    This year’s AERA Meeting will take place April 8-12 in Washington, D.C., and several Education at Illinois faculty members are being recognized.