Essay Contest What does the college of education mean to you?

Dear Education Majors:

Welcome back from your holiday break. Hope you had a joyous, peaceful, and blessed Christmas and are raring to go in 2019 and the start of the spring semester.

As you know, this year marks our 10th anniversary as the College of Education. From 1921-1971, Education was a department in the College of Arts and Sciences. From 1971 to 2008, we were designated as a School of Education, because the academic homes for undergraduates who aspired to be teachers were situated in either the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Communication. Being a School meant that we could offer our own independent graduate programs like the Law School and Dental School.

In honor of a decade of excellence as a College, we want to give you the opportunity to compete for some nice prizes in an essay contest. Prizes will include College of Education accessories / clothing, and tickets to an upcoming MUBB game (along with choice parking and passes to the Mezzanine Club) if you’re interested. In order to participate, you would need to compose a response of no more than 500 words to the question that follows:

Given our rich history, (1) Why do you think it is important that we are designated as a College (for instance, within the University and to our community partners) and (2) Why is our being a College important to you professionally and/or personally?

To enter, you will need to submit your brief essay to Calley Hostad by February 1, 2019.

Hope you’re willing to give it a try.


Dr. Bill Henk, Dean

College of Education

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