Department Events


Fall 2014 - Admission Orientation Presentation - PowerPoint Slides

Spring 2015 - Admission Orientation Presentation - PowerPoint Slides

Fall 2015 - Admission Orientation Presentation - Power Point Slides

Spring 2016 - Admission Orientation Presentation - Power Point Slides


Department News

November, 2013 -  Dr. Rita Chen appears on News Channel 8's  Assignment:  Education - Student Bloggers


Department  Scholarship Recipients

2014 Robert Krajewski - Leadership in Education Award

  • Alexis Klas


Campus News

March 13, 2014 - Professor highlights importance of listening to children

April 10, 2014 - Early Childhood students meet with state representatives


Campus Kudos

September 16, 2013  - Gary Willhite, Ph.D.

October 14, 2013 - Gary Willhite, Ph.D.

November 25, 2013 - Matthew Thomas, Ph.D.

April 28, 2014 - Matthew Thomas, Ph.D. and Ann Yehle, Ph.D.

May 30, 2014 - Ann Epstein, Ph.D.

June 16, 2014 - Matthew Thomas, Ph.D.

July 14, 2014 - Gary Willhite, Ph.D. and Yuko Iwai, Ph.D.

September 2, 2014 - Gary Willhite, Ph.D.

September 29, 2014 - Gary Willhite, Ph.D.

October 27, 2014 - Carol Angell, Ph.D.

November 3, 2014 - Matthew A.M. Thomas, Ph.D.

December 15, 2014 - Matthew A.M. Thomas, Ph.D.

March 23, 2015 - Matthew A.M. Thomas, Ph.D.

April 27, 2015 - Matthew A.M. Thomas, Ph.D.

January 19, 2016 - Joshua Miller, Ph.D.

Educational Studies kudos

Gerardo Aponte-Safe and Hanadi Shatara

Gerardo Aponte-Safe, Educational Studies and Hanadi Shatara, History, co-authored the article "Realities and Possibilities: Critical Global Education in Wisconsin Elementary Social Studies Standards" in The Critical Social Educator published on Thursday, April 15 by Iowa State University Digital Press. This innovative piece provides a framework for critical global analysis of elementary social studies curriculum.

Submitted on: April 15

James Carlson

James Carlson, Educational Studies, presented "“On the Hills Where the Angels Sing”: The Life, Times, and Legacy of John Prine (a sing-and-play-along) " at Western Wisconsin Education Conference on Feb. 12 online. In this presentation, participants learned about the life, poetry, and songs of John Prine, the Honorary Poet Laureate of Illinois. Classic Prine songs, including “Paradise” and ”Unwed Fathers", were explored for classroom and life applications. Participants were encouraged to sing and play along.

Submitted on: Feb. 13

Mindy Schoengarth, James Carlson and Yuko Iwai

Mindy Schoengarth, BIO: Biology Ed BS; and James Carlson and Yuko Iwai, both Educational Studies; presented "Field Experiences, Virtual teaching, & Facilitating Critical Conversations: Learning to Navigate with New Tools" at Western Wisconsin Education Conference on Feb. 12 online. Educators attending this session were introduced to practices for making meaning during critical conversations along with an overview of critical talk moves for fostering critical conversations that can be used in any subject area and at any grade level.

Submitted on: Feb. 13

Ann Epstein

Ann Epstein, Educational Studies, edited the book "Montessori Inclusion: Strategies and Stories of Support for Learners with Exceptionalities" published on March 13 by Parent Child Press. Epstein supported 13 authors in writing a collection of supports for children with an array of learning and behavioral challenges attending Montessori private and public schools. She also authored a chapter "Montessori Teacher Supports for Children with Exceptionalities," in the book, which was originally published in the journal Montessori Leadership in Sept. 2019.

Submitted on: April 3, 2020

Jennifer Butler Modaff, Daniel Modaff and Leslie Rogers

Jennifer Butler Modaff and Daniel Modaff, both Communication Studies; and Leslie Rogers, Educational Studies; co-authored the article "Communication challenges in the parent-teacher relationship regarding students with special needs. " in "Communication & Theater Association of Minnesota Journal" published on Aug. 26 by CTAM.

Submitted on: Oct. 1, 2019