College of Education


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Alumni Achievements

Our alumni are committed to providing outstanding instruction in the areas of elementary, early childhood, or literacy studies. Whether our alumni are graduates of our undergraduate teacher preparation programs, Masters programs, or doctoral programs, our alumni exemplify exceptional practice, they demonstrate committed service to the community, and they engage in intellectual pursuits to advance their knowledge and to improve the lives of students and families.


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Recent graduate, Patriann Smith, Ph.D. was selected by the International Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame Supporting Young Scholars program. Patriann is matched with Dr. Vicky Risko, Professor Emerita, Vanderbilt University, an IRA Reading Hall of Fame member who will serve as Patriann's mentor for the next four years.  Only five new professors were selected for this program in its inaugural year. Patriann Smith is now working at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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