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The College of Education at the University of Memphis is Driven by Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We strive for excellence and transform innovation into action as we lead, teach, research, and serve. We train equity-minded teachers, educational leaders, counselors, and researchers who will impact Memphis, the Mid-South, and the world. 

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COE Welcomes Ayanna Perkins

Ayanna PerkinsAyanna Perkins was recently hired as the new Clinical Placement and Induction Coordinator in the Office of Teacher Education and Clinical Practice. Prior to joining the COE as Clinical Placement and Induction Coordinator, Ayanna taught with Shelby County Schools and served as a Career Specialist at The University of Memphis. In her previous role as Career Specialist for Education and Related Fields, she supports teachers, administrators, counselors, and students interested in helping fields with resumes, cover letters, mock interviews, and connecting with employers. In her free time, she serves as the advisor to the University of Memphis Rotaract Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Memphis Central. She also an active member of the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals. Ayanna has recently joined the 2020 doctoral cohort for Instructional Design and Technology, where she hopes to gain skills to improve instruction through the use of technology. A dedicated wife and mother, Ayanna hopes to use her commitment to service and equity to have a positive impact on the Memphis community. Welcome to the COE officially, Ayanna!

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UofM Magazine features the COE

The COE's Teacher Preparation Program and River City Partnership were featured in the Spring issue of University of Memphis magazine. Read about how we're changing the narrative here>.