A Continuous Year of Excellence!

2019 was a phenomenal year for the Mizzou College of Education! Here are 52 things (+1 for extra credit) that made us proud—one for every week of the year. Thank you to all of our faculty, professional staff, administrators, and partners for their hard work, dedication, and commitment. Your contributions and impact have been momentous and will provide the foundation for an incredible 2020! — Dean Kathryn Chval

Image of "Tiger Stripes" in the sky above Jesse Hall with the word "Milestones."

This photo of “Tiger Stripes” above Jesse Hall, taken by Cathy Rose, became the most popular post in the history of College of Education social media with 146,123 Twitter impressions and a Facebook reach of 41,294.

US News & World Report ranking rose to #25 in public and #36 overall. Online Graduate Programs were in top 12% of ranked programs in the nation. Best graduate programs include: #3 Student Counseling and Personnel Services, #21 Special Education, and #22 Library and Information Studies.

37.4% increase in opening day enrollment for new undergraduates, as compared to Fall 2018.

90.7% first year retention rate for undergraduate students.

The College welcomed 78 new international students from 34 countries.

261 undergraduates and 433 graduate students earned degrees.

The University of Missouri High School, Mizzou Academy, had a record 789 graduates from 15 countries.

Best single year for fundraising in College history: $7.89 million.

$52.9 million in new grants and contracts (July 2018 – June 2019)

Established the National Center for Rural School Mental Health.

Established the Missouri Language and Literacies Center with funding from the UM System.

School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT) faculty began a program to establish health librarians in rural and underserved communities.

The Department of Special Education received a $1.25 million grant to fund five new doctoral students and address pressing issues in the field.   

Adventure Club reached its highest enrollment with 1,136 participants.

The Network for Educator Effectiveness (NEE), part of the Assessment Resource Center, now serves 285+ Missouri and Nebraska school districts.

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) served 5,065 students in 544 Missouri high schools.

The eMINTS National Center began to implement a Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant.

ParentLink began to implement a Kinship Navigator program for caregivers who care for children who are not biologically their own.

Heart of Missouri Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) had almost 1,200 participants in one or more trainings.

The Hook Center hosted an Assembly on Continuous Quality Improvement that featured school district leaders from across Missouri.

The Mizzou Middleton Fellows Program, under Charter School Operations, led efforts for Mizzou student mentors to enhance the lives of Kansas City and St. Louis middle and high school students.

Creation of The Scoop resulted in 76% fewer emails to faculty and staff in the college in Fall 2019 (compared to Fall 2018).

The Jolene Marra Schulz Partners Advancing Education Endowment was announced, along with the Jolene Marra Schulz Lobby in Townsend Hall.

Nine new scholarships were established to support student success.

Professional Staff Council coordinated staff community service during the annual Volunteer Day.

The Missouri Partnership for Educational Renewal (MPER) added Confluence Academies in St. Louis as a new member.

Six Facebook Live sessions promoted Mizzou Education to prospective students.

The College Colors Day Photo won 1st place group for the third consecutive year.

Image of the top of a column with the words "Awards and Recognition - Faculty"

Awards and Recognition – Faculty

Arial image of Townsend Hall with the words "Awards and Recognition- Staff"

Awards and Recognition – Staff

Image of a Townsend Hall door with the words "New Colleagues."