School of Education Newsletter

February 8, 2021 Spring v.2
Interested in additional scholarship opportunities for the 2021-2022 academic year? Submit your UMKC Competitive Scholarship Application to be enrolled in 36 opportunities for the School of Education and 100+ scholarships at UMKC!
Currently enrolled students should apply by March 1, 2021 to be automatically entered for any scholarships for which you are eligible. Additionally, academic works will notify you if you are eligible for a scholarship, but are missing an application component like a resume or letters of reference. Apply today! 

Student Spotlight: Brendon Stock!

Brendon is a Senior in our Elementary Education program and is a proud member of our Institute for Urban Education! Since being at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Brendon says his “favorite experience is taking part in the Institute for Urban Education seminars and collaborating with my peers.” His favorite place to be on campus is Durwood Soccer Stadium because he loves playing soccer.
Brendon is a huge Sporting KC fan so naturally his favorite place in Kansas City is Children’s Mercy Park where all of Sporting’s games are held. Last but most importantly, his favorite coffee shop in the area is Messenger Coffee Co, which is only a short drive from campus. Congratulate Brendon on all the hard work he is putting in this year to earn his degree!

SOE Events Survey Winner

Thank you all so much for participating in the School of Education Events survey! Over 40 students responded, and we've scheduled the following events based on your feedback: 

Resume Writing Workshop | March 2, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Coping with Stress & Calming Activities | April 7, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
School of Education KAHOOT! | April 21, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m

We also had a winner for our T-shirt drawing: Breanna Ziebell! All events can be attended through the link on the button below.

Free COVID-19 Testing for Students

Rapid COVID-19 testing is available free and by appointment to all students, faculty and staff, whether or not they are experiencing symptoms.Testing takes place in a convenient drive-up clinic that allows those being tested to stay in their vehicles. The test involves anterior nose swabbing, much less discomforting than interior nose swabbing. Results take about 15 minutes. Testing is provided by appointment, so visit the following link to schedule your test today!
Check out the Schedule of Events!

Pearson Professional Assessment Vouchers and MEGA Online! 

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is pleased to announce the availability of online proctoring for select assessments in the MEGA program. Online proctoring allows you to take your test securely from your home, school, or business. With just a simple check-in process—involving ID verification, face-matching technology, and a live greeter—you can test without having to travel to a test center. Please note that to test online, candidates must have access to a private testing area with a laptop or desktop computer (no tablets, mobile phones, or other personal devices) and adequate internet connection. For more information on testing requirements, which assessments are offered online, and general guidance use this link.
Student Services has received financial vouchers from Pearson for the Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) and Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA). These financial vouchers are meant to help students who cannot afford their assessments and are limited to one per student. For information on assessments, visit the MEGA site, then make your request here!

A Message from Student Services

You can still set appointments with your advisor online for the Spring semester!
Undergraduates who are not currently admitted to the Professional Program will need to make an appointment with Kyle Morehead. Undergraduates who are currently enrolled in the Professional Program will need to make an appointment with Meghan Dooley. Appointments can be made through UMKC Connect. You can find a how-to guide for using Connect here. Advising appointments will still be held through virtual and phone-based formats. However, if you need an in-person advising appointment, please contact your academic advisor to make arrangements for an in-person meeting.  
Graduate students can reach out to your faculty advisor with any questions. If you are unsure who your advisor is, you can contact your academic division:
  • Counseling and Counseling Psychology 816-235-2492,
  • Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations 816-235-2716,
  • Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies 816-235-2245.
For any other issues or questions, feel free to contact Student Services at

Mental Health Resources for UMKC Students

During this ongoing public health crisis, it is important that we remember our own mental health. UMKC is committed to the health and success of it's students and has provided several resources for monitoring and tending to our mental wellbeing. For mental health resources for UMKC students, check out the links below. 

Mental Health Resources - General Resources for mental health education and assistance.
Roos for Mental Health - A campaign that creates opportunities and provides resources to enhance proactive self-care strategies among students, staff, and faculty. 
Sanvello - A free app, provided by UMKC, that offers users features such as a journal for daily mood tracking, coping tools, progress assessments and guided journeys designed by clinical experts to help users feel better and more in control.

We're on Instagram!

Check out the new UMKC School of Education Instagram account!  Follow the link below to stay up to date on School of Education events and opportunities.


UMKC leadership have been working with public health officials and medical experts to develop a comprehensive set of guidelines to help protect the health and safety of our community. Together, we can keep UMKC safe for all Roos. Our community members are expected to take proactive steps to monitor their personal health, stay home if they are feeling unwell and take measures to help protect our entire community. 

Based on CDC recommendations for universities, here is what UMKC asks us to keep in mind:
Health and Safety.

Additional Campus Preparations and Protocols can be below:

  • February 15 - Last day to drop with no record/ 50% refund | Last day to change credit to audit (undergrad)
  • March 1 - UMKC Competitive Scholarship Application Due
  • March 2, 4-5 PM - SOE Resume Writing Workshop (link)
  • March 12 - Last day for 25% refund/ Last day to withdraw with "W" (grad)
  • April 7, 4-5 PM - Coping With Stress & Calming Activities (link)
  • April 16 - Last day to withdraw with "W" (undergrad)
  • April 21, 4-5 PM School of Education KAHOOTS! (link)
  • May 7 - Last day to change credit to audit (grad)
  • May 14 - Last day of class
  • May 8-14 - Final Exams
  • May 18 - Final Grades due by 5:00 PM

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