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July 22, 2021
SIU’s School of Education dean chosen for elite national fellowship - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — M Cecil Smith, dean of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Education, has been selected as an Impact Academy fellow for the coming year by Deans for Impact ( He is one of just 24 educational leaders chosen from around the country to collaborate on ways to positively transform teacher preparation programs.

July 21, 2021
SIU establishing new doctoral fellowship program for equity and social justice in education - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — This fall, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Education is launching a new doctoral fellowship program with an emphasis in educational equity and social justice.

July 16, 2021
Saluki Pride: Susan Wills is a skilled business manager for the School of Education
Susan Wills is an outstanding business manager for the School of Education, an excellent role model and mentor for staff members and student workers, and widely respected among peers, said M Cecil Smith, dean of the school.

July 01, 2021
SIU earns national recognition for support of military personnel - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale has once again gained the national spotlight for its commitment to serving veterans and active duty military personnel and their families.

June 18, 2021
Celebrating the lives of two Education faculty members

June 17, 2021
Saluki Pride: Senetta Bancroft works to assure all have equal access to quality STEM instruction
Science education professor Senetta Bancroft is determined to make STEM opportunities accessible to everyone. Her efforts have drawn accolades from her colleagues and the 2021 Shining Star Award from the School of Education.

June 16, 2021
‘Bike Like an Egyptian’ program surprises 3rd and 4th grade students

June 11, 2021
The School of Education now has an official newsletter!

May 26, 2021
SIU helps alleviate teacher shortage by paving the ways to careers for teens - Christi Mathis
Who will teach the children? That’s a question many school districts throughout Illinois are struggling to answer as they search for teachers to fill vacancies.

May 24, 2021
SIU professor receives Fulbright Scholar award to compare Taiwanese and U.S. math teaching methods - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Cheng-Yao Lin is passionate about math. But for the mathematics education professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, it’s not just about learning and teaching math, it’s about helping people really “get” what math is and why it matters.

May 18, 2021
Chelesea Lewellen Receives The 2021 Outstanding Staff Award From TRIO Student Support Services

May 13, 2021
We are pleased to announce Dr. Senetta Bancroft as winner of the 2021 Shining Star Award in the School of Education!

May 06, 2021
SIU to honor May 2021 graduates, all 2020 graduates May 7-9 - Pete Rosenbery
CARBONDALE, Ill. — The academic achievements of about 2,000 Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduates will be celebrated in person during outdoor commencement ceremonies at Saluki Stadium, Friday through Sunday, May 7-9.

April 28, 2021
Reginald Ziedzor, a candidate for the PhD in Education with a concentration in Quantitative Methods, will be an intern with Educational Testing Service (ETS) this summer

April 20, 2021
SIU’s Gary Kelly wins national educators distinguished service award - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Gary Kelly’s career began in the classroom some 36 years ago, and after serving as a teacher, coach and administrator at various levels, the man who is currently a member of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty has earned a national award for a lifetime of contributions to the field of education.

April 14, 2021
SIU and SOE Honors Day celebrations are available for viewing online

April 12, 2021
John Warner's presentation at the SOE Education and Research Practice Symposium is now available online

March 30, 2021
SIU celebrating April as Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in April with a variety of special events and exhibits, including a guest speaker and a candlelight vigil. All activities are free and open to the community.

March 24, 2021
Abdulsamad Humaidan selected for the TESOL Leadership Mentoring Program

March 24, 2021
Updated Information! SOE will present an Education and Research Practice Symposium, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 9:30AM CDT on Zoom

March 17, 2021
SIU Carbondale to hold in-person commencement ceremonies in May
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale plans to hold in-person commencement ceremonies at Saluki Stadium to celebrate graduation, May 7-9.

March 01, 2021
School of Education now offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) for Licensure degree program!
In response to the increased demand for teachers in Illinois and nationwide, the School of Education now offers a highly marketable graduate degree program that can be completed in as little as 15 months and lead to teacher licensure in the areas of secondary English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science-Biology, Science-Chemistry, or Social Science-History.

February 25, 2021
SIU is celebrating Women’s History Month with guest speakers and special events - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale is commemorating Women’s History Month in March with an eclectic selection of special events, including acclaimed guest speakers. The theme is “Refusing to be Silenced.”

February 19, 2021
Dr. Samaneh Jafari, our recent Ph.D. graduate in C & I, will serve as instructional lead for an NSA grant for teachers of Persian and Arabic languages at Webster University

February 01, 2021
"Measuring Egyptian Women’s Vulnerability to Sexual Harassment Threat: Reliability and Validity Evidence" Study Published

January 28, 2021
SIU celebrates Black History Month with numerous special events in February - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University is recognizing Black History Month with an eclectic blend of special events with a purpose in February.

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