COE News and Events


River City Partnership

The College of Education is getting a lot of great press about its River City Partnership with Shelby County Schools! The River City Partnership will incorporate innovate programs and initiatives to recruit and train a new generation of teachers prepared to excel in an urban teaching environment. Read Chalkbeat's article about the River City Partnership to learn more about this exciting initiative and watch the Action News 5 story.

Summer Bridge Program

As part of the River City Partnership, the COE is inviting 25 rising high school seniors to serve as Teacher Cadets in a one-week residential summer program. The Teacher Cadets will learn first-hand about the UofM's Teacher Education program and get a head start on their college career. To learn more or apply, visit the River City page. The deadline for applications is April 27th.


US News and World Report

The US News and World Report has released its annual Best Graduate Schools ranking and the COE has received significant honors. The Rehabilitation Counseling program was ranked 21st! The Education program was ranked 153rd! The Education Graduate program was also ranked 150 in the ranking of Online programs. Our standings have risen from last year. Well done, COE!

2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award Ceremony

On April 5, 2018, Dr. Reginald L. Green was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award. The ceremony featured a keynote address by the Reverend Dr. James M. Lawson, a Civil Rights leader and pastor who was active in Freedom Rides, the Sanitation Strike in Memphis, and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Dr. Green has inspired and influenced numerous colleagues, students, and friends as a teacher, principal, superintendent, professor in the UofM Leadership department, and now as an Interim Associate Dean. Dr. Green's publications and research focus on school leadership, teambuilding, superintendent relationships, and the effects of nurturing characteristics on students' academic achievements. The College of Education is very proud of Dr. Green for this momentous achievement.

Dr. Lawson gives keynote speech   Dr. Green is given award by Dean Hill-Clarke
Dr. Lawson delivers a moving and inspirational keynote speech.   Dr. Green is awarded the 2018 MLK Jr. Humanitarian award by Provost Weddle-West, Dean Hill-Clarke, and Maurice Williams, 1995 Humanitarian Award Recipient.
Dr. Green and past recipients.   Dr. Green, Mrs. Green, Dean Hill-Clarke, and Provost Weddle-West
Dr. Green with past Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award recipients: (Front, L to R) Ms. Colis Chambers, Ms. Linda Hall, Mr. Maurice Williams, Dr. Barbara Bekis; (Back, L to R) Mr. Lonnie Latham, Dr. Reginald Green, Dr. Daniel Kiel, Dr. Karen Weddle-West.   Dean Hill-Clarke, Dr. Green, Mrs. Green, and Provost Weddle-West celebrate Dr. Green's award and work.