Current and Upcoming Events
Career Services on the Go
Join COE Career Services Specialist, Ayanna Perkins, and her colleagues for Career
Services Drop-In Hours.
Tuesdays 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Thursdays 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Career Specialists will be available to answer questions and give support on Resumes, Cover Letters, Mock Interviews, Graduate School planning, and other career-related questions.
Zoom Meeting ID: 968-6985-7629
Tiger Talent Development Series
Join us virtually each Wednesday in July from 1-2:30pm for professional development
tips. Topics include:
July 1, 2020: Resumes and Cover Letters on Point
July 8, 2020: The Link Up - Online Professional Branding
July 15, 2020: Interview Like a Tiger - Virtual Interviewing
July 22, 2020: Tigers Keep it Classy - Professionalism
July 29, 2020: Job and Internship Searching in a Pandemic
RSVP today via Tiger Link>.
Become a Tiger, Become a Teacher Day
On March 6, the COE welcomed high school students from across the Mid-South to campus to learn about why they should become a UofM Tiger and become a teacher. The event featured interactive teaching demonstrations from COE faculty, a panel of current COE students and alumni who are now teachers and administrators, an informational fair and a campus tour. Thank you to all our COE faculty, students and staff who helped make the day a huge success! See some of the fun!
The Office of Teacher Education and Student Support Services hosts Registration Station
The Office of Teacher Education encouraged Spring 2020 registration with a Registration Station drive in November 2019 for graduate and undergraduate teacher candidates. Registration is still available via the advising website>.
Tipton County Become a Tiger, Become a Teacher Days
Brighton, Covington and Munford high school students visited the COE in November to sit-in on real COE classes, learn about how to be a successful Tiger and teacher, tour University Campus School and experience some of the fun COE has to offer. We were so happy to increase our rural partnerships through these visits.
COE Welcomes Dr. Odis Johnson on September 13
The College of Education welcomed Dr. Odis Johnson Jr for "Broadening Participation: Research Isn't Done In a Vacuum" on Friday September 13 in the morning. In the afternoon, he presented a talk entitled "Does filling the STEM pipeline require draining the school to prison pipeline?"
Odis Johnson Jr., PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Sociology and Education, Director of the NSF Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational, and Mixed Methodologies, and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity at Washington University in St. Louis. He also is a Faculty Scholar at the Institute of Public Health, affiliated faculty at the Brown School of Social Work, both at Washington University. Prior to his appointments at Washington University, Dr. Johnson chaired the African American Studies Department at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Johnson's civic and intellectual engagements extend from a realization that his own childhood experiences in struggling inner-city neighborhoods and their institutions are shared by far too many people of color. The scholarship that has emerged from this awareness has featured the complicating intersections of residential stratification, the relative status of African Americans, and social policy (educational, housing, or policing policies), not only to expand knowledge, but in hopes of increasing the possibilities of evidenced-based social reform. His work on these topics has earned him a National Academies/Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (the first awarded to an education scholar in the history of the interdisciplinary competition), the 2013 Outstanding Review of Research Award from the American Educational Research Association, and the 2015 Outstanding Author Contribution Award in the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Dr. Johnson's research has appeared in highly-selective scientific journals, including the Review of Educational Research, Social Science and Medicine, and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Research. Research grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Spencer Foundation have funded much of this work, and positioned Dr. Johnson as a leader within national conversations and efforts related to the advancement of quantitative and computational science in federal research. He currently is the principal investigator of the Fatal Interactions with Police Study (FIPS) which has generated a national data file of police homicides, and three NSF-funded studies that examine how strategies to maintain law and order in neighborhoods and schools impact the representation of race-gender groups within the School-to-Prison and STEM pipelines. Dr. Johnson's work and ideas about social change have been featured in prominent media outlets, including the Oprah Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, The Washington Post, MSNBC, NPR, Teen Vogue, The Associated Press, Vox, The New Yorker, The Chicago Tribune, SiriusXM, and a variety of international and local news outlets.
Tennessee Education Commissioner visits College of Education
The College of Education was honored to welcome Dr. Penny Schwinn, Tennessee Education Commissioner, and her team on Thursday, August 15th. Dean Hill-Clarke and Dr. Beverly Cross, holder of the Moss Chair of Excellence in Urban Education, met with Commissioner Schwinn to discuss the College of Education's newest teacher pipeline, the River City Partnership, which recruits, trains and develops local scholars to teach in Memphis. The River City Partnership focuses on culturally relevant and community-centered teacher preparation.