Education blog

  • Fun Day at the Library

    June 2, 2015

    Students from the Management of Instruction: Secondary English course and Truman volunteers hosted a day of fun, food, and factions at the Adair County Public Library on Saturday, April 11. The day featured activities inspired by the popular book, Insurgent, which has recently been made into a movie. Eight elementary and middle school students participated […]

  • Rich Hill Documentary to be Screened Wed., March 25

    February 19, 2015

    Rich Hill, the best documentary film at Sundance Film Festival, 2014, will be the next film screened in the MAE Film Series: Focus on Diversity. The film examines the challenges, hopes and dreams of three young boys of a small, rural town in southwest Missouri. Rich Hill is not a ‘feel good’ movie; it presents […]

  • TEACH documentary Nov.5 @ 7pm

    October 30, 2014

    Everyone is invited to attend the eye opening documentary TEACH on Nov.5 at 7pm in Baldwin Little Theatre. TEACH follows the struggles and triumphs of America’s education system through the eyes, minds and hearts of its most essential resource: teachers. A discussion will follow, moderated by our own Dr. Pete Kelly!

  • Another MAE Student Selected for Fulbright Award

    August 25, 2014

    One of the current candidates for the Secondary English MAE, Mia Pohlman, has received a Fulbright Award for next year.  Hers will take her to Greece.  Mia has also been accepted into the English MA program.  She plans to work on both degrees concurrently and teach ENG 190 as a GTRA when she returns.

  • MAE Student Selected for Fulbright Award

    June 20, 2014

    Heather Redel, an MAE student in Elementary Education, has been selected for a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to *Malaysia*. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States and is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide. The program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people […]

  • Summer Internship in Independence MO

    October 30, 2013

    Announcing an Internship Available for Truman Students for Summer 2014 Summer Internship at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library in Independence, Missouri  Who is eligible?  All Truman juniors and seniors who meet university guidelines for an internship Hours earned?  Between five and eight credit hours (This is an eight week, 40-hour-a-week internship, coinciding […]

  • Truman Awarded $1.2 Million

    September 13, 2013

    Truman was awarded a $1.2 million grant through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program from the National Science Foundation.  Truman’s project is entitled “Truman Noyce Scholars Program for Secondary Mathematics and Physics Teaching,” and is under the direction of Dr. Ian Lindevald, Dr. Paul Yoder, and Dr. Susan LaGrassa.  The project will endeavor to impact […]

  • Missouri Teacher of the Year

    2000 Truman MAE alumna Ms. Jamie Smith Manker, Rockwood R-VI Summit High School teacher, was named Missouri Teacher of the Year by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Ms. Manker, a nationally board certified teacher, has taught at Rockwood for 13 years, where she is social studies department chair.  She says she works to […]

  • Missouri Outstanding Beginning Teacher Awards

    April 29, 2013

    The Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE) recognized recent Truman graduates Stacie Sagaser Moon and Joe Rogers as two of the state’s Outstanding Beginning Teachers. At the April 25th spring conference of MACTE, a total of 64 outstanding teachers were recognized for their excellence in serving children during their first two years of […]

  • You will be missed!

    April 22, 2013

    Congratulations to our future retirees: Drs. Robert Martin, Jan Grow and Scott Olsen