We hope you will enjoy learning more about the UMSL College of Education!
We hope you will enjoy learning more about the UMSL College of Education!

UMSL community gathers to celebrate 60th anniversary of the university’s founding

Chancellor Kristin Sobolik and Louie the Triton cut the Cake at the Red & Gold Day Celebration. Hundreds of people filed into the ground floor of the Millennium Student Center as UMSL commemorated the 60th anniversary of its founding.


UMSL Education Alumni Featured in University’s 60 for 60

Darrion Cockrell, the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year and UMSL COE graduate, is celebrated as one of 60 UMSL alumni who apply one or more of the university’s core values in the world and help to make it a better place. Two other Education alumni, Beth Goetz and Ketosha Harris, have also been featured so far in the year-long 60 for 60 celebration. 


UMSL Education faculty and staff honored with Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence at annual State of the University Address

Chancellor Kristin Sobolik (at left) presented Chancellor’s Awards and teaching awards to College of Education faculty and staff members including Jennifer Fisher, Alina Slapac, Magen Rooney-Kron, Lindsay Athamanah, Wen Zeng, Jonathan Lidgus, Martille Elias, Marti Baricevic, April Regester, Andrew Kliethermes, Blake Schliesser, and Chris Worth. Karen Boleska, who is not pictured, was also honored. Congratulations!

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UMSL’s Play Therapy Institute awarded $442,000 to expand services

In March 2023, the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund awarded the Play Therapy Institute $442,000 in funding over three years to support play therapy services. The grant will allow the Institute to provide free play therapy services to all children living in St. Louis Country with the hiring of a full-time play therapist. In addition, the funding will also go toward hiring a graduate research assistant and will provide paid internship stipends to counseling students completing their field experience at the Play Therapy Institute.
R. Rocco Cottone named Curators’ Distinguished Professor

The Board of Curators of the University of Missouri recognized Professor Rocco Cottone, elevating him to the most prestigious rank in the UM System. Cottone, professor emeritus of counseling and family therapy in the College of Education, is a renowned counselor who has previously been named a fellow by the American Counseling Association. He has published several books on counseling and psychotherapy. Cottone was previously nominated as a Curators’ Distinguished Professor in 2020.

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UMSL COE Alternative Teacher Certification Virtual Information Night

If you have ever thought about becoming a teacher, have a bachelor’s degree, and want to impact lives every day, please join us on October 17 from 6pm - 7pm for our virtual presentation of our Alternative Certification offerings. We have a specific program that will take you on the fast track to obtaining your teacher certification. Hope to see you there!

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We look forward to seeing you!  Please use the links below to register:


New Episodes of the UMSL COE Podcast!

Please enjoy some of the many episodes of the UMSL COE Podcast.  Educational professionals share their passion and experience to help you grow as educators.  Learn from others and apply that knowledge to impact those with whom you work every day!
Recent Episodes:
  • Episode 22: Dr. Channon Peoples, Director - Office of Pre-Collegiate Student Services
  • Episode 23: Jonathan Lidgus, Director - UMSL Succeed
  • Episode 24: Meredith Alton and Megan Tosh, UMSL COE Education Leadership

In-Person and Virtual Campus Tours

Admissions team members in the Welcome Center have been conducting in-person tours. Come check out our campus and stop by the College of Education!  Virtual tours are also available.

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