Education blog

  • Thomas Trimborn, Professor Emeritus of Music Honored

    February 9, 2016

    Thomas Trimborn, professor emeritus of music, was inducted into the Missouri Music Educators Association Hall of Fame on January 31, 2016, in recognition of his lasting impact on the stature of music education in the state of Missouri and beyond. Trimborn earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in music education and conducting from Northwestern University […]

  • Noyce Program Aims to Increase the Number of Math and Physics Teachers

    For years, there has been a growing sentiment among employers and professional educators alike that the United States needs to prepare more individuals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, collectively referred to as STEM. By participating in the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, the University is hoping to help that cause by […]

  • Truman Noyce Scholars Attend AAPT National Meeting

    January 22, 2016

    With the advent of such ideas as Einstein’s theory of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, society has made numerous leaps and bounds in physics in the past 100 years. The discoveries made change the world, and impact all areas of life. These changes are made possible by those who research and study physics, and these […]

  • Come Discover “What Matters in the Classroom” with Dr. Scott Holley

    November 30, 2015

    On Wednesday. December 2nd veteran educator, Dr. Scott Holley, will be speaking to Truman Education students about what matters in the classroom. Dr. Holley, a high school teacher in St. Louis for over 40 years, has been writing a book on teaching that combines not only his own experiences as a teacher but also the […]

  • Kirkwood Administrator Visits Truman

    November 16, 2015

    On Tuesday, November 3rd, Maria Stobbe of the Kirkwood School District visited Truman State University to talk to Pre-M.A.E. students about diversity. Recognizing and understanding the roots of diversity are key to being a professional teacher. However, all too often, diversity is misconstrued, becoming the target of biased actions and thoughts. Mrs. Stobbe, after being […]

  • Congratulations to the 2015 FLAM Awards Recipients

    October 23, 2015

    Congratulations to Dr. Carol Marshall and Brian Santos! Dr. Marshall, from Truman State University, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Foreign Language Association of Missouri. This is the highest award given only to an outstanding Missouri teacher who has devoted his or her professional career to the improvement of foreign language learning. Dr. […]

  • Department of Education Raises $2,700

    September 17, 2015

    Pete Kelly, professor of education and chair of the Department of Education, inspired approximately 70 faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate in the Kirksville Buddy Walk where $2,700 was raised to help feed school children in Kirksville on weekends and holidays!

  • Brian Jacob Receives 2015 Fulbright Award

    September 2, 2015

    Mr. Brian Jacob, BA Music and German 2015 and MAE Music planning to graduate in May 2017, has accepted a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Germany for an English Teaching Assistantship. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United […]

  • Missouri State Fair Queen Named

    August 17, 2015

    The Missouri State Fair is underway in Sedalia, and a Fair Queen was crowned over the weekend. 19-year-old Destiny Reed from Hannibal was crowned the queen. She’s a student at Truman State University. Reed is an education major, and says she’ll advocate for agricultural education as the 2015 Missouri State Fair Queen. As the winner, […]

  • Truman MAE and Brashear Elementary = Pen Pals

    July 15, 2015

    Members of Dr. Donna Rhinesmith’s ED 622 Integrating the Language Arts class met at Brashear Elementary School on April 15, to introduce themselves to their third-grade pen pals. Truman graduate students have been exchanging letters with these students from elementary intern Rachel Hunt’s classroom all year. The third graders also explained their use of the […]