I am pleased to report that the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Annual Performance Report for Education Preparation Programs was presented last Tuesday to the state board of education—and our programs rock! Analyzing up to four measures (certification assessment pass rate, GPA, first year teacher survey and principals of first year teachers survey), the UMKC School of Education stands out in the UM system as the only university with exclusively Tier 1 certification programs. APR is reported for each certification area with 15 or more graduates earning certification who go on to teach.
With spring commencement coming up May 13, regalia orders will need to submitted no later than March 30 for those of you who will be participating as degree or faculty marshalls. Please email Brad Martens to request regalia or refer to his email from March 15.
Upcoming events and deadlines:
April 3 – Urban Education and Community Forum from 5-6:30 p.m. Please RSVP.
May 2 – Jazz on the Lawn, 3:30-5 p.m. RSVP.
May 13 – Deadline for undergraduates submit to Lucerna.
Given the university’s spring break, we will not publish enews next week and instead resume in early April.