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COE Teacher of the Year

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Please join me in congratulating Dr. Gerald Wood on his well-deserved selection as the College of Education Teacher of the Year for the academic 2016-2017.  Dr. Wood has taught in the College of Education since 2006.  Across the years, Dr. Wood has been known for his attention on student success both in and out of the classroom. In his classes, Gerald encourages students to take ownership of their learning and to think critically about their roles as professionals. He encourages students to go beyond completing assignments and find ways to use the knowledge they gained in schools as well as the broader community. Over the last two years, Gerald has involved students in undergraduate research and has taken undergraduate and graduate students to national conferences. He has been recognized as an Educator of Influence for Gold Axe recipients. He does all this with enthusiasm and positive energy that brings distinction to our college.   Please join me in congratulating  Dr. Wood on his award.  Also please join me in congratulating all the outstanding faculty members who were nominees for this award.   We hope you took time to view the wonderful videos the nominees presented, and this assisted you to learn more about our dedicated COE colleagues.
Congratulations, Gerald!
Kathy Bohan, COE Associate Dean


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In-state tuition for certain out-of-state students

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The Educational Leadership Masters and Doctoral Degree Programs are now part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP).
Through the WRGP, funding is available for certain out-of-state students to earn their degree at the cost of in-state tuition.

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