Teaching Fellowship Program
Teaching Fellowship is an induction program offered by the College of Education and the MU Partnership for Educational Renewal (MPER) set to create an outstanding instruction and support system for first year teachers.
The Teaching Fellowship Program website offers a wealth of resources for Mentor Teachers and University Liaisons as well as general and specific information for Teaching Fellows.
MU/MPER Teacher Release Program (on hold for the 2015-2016 academic year)
Provides teachers in Partner Districts/Schools with the assurance that when they are out of the classroom working on professional development activities, their students will be working with someone who can provide quality educational experiences. ... more.
Study Group Funding
In order to achieve its mission, MPER’s Operations Council is providing opportunities that are accessible and available for all partner-schools faculty members. This funding will support study groups in schools in partner districts that connect to the MPER roles and functions as well as relate to the partner School Improvement Plan and Professional Development Plan. ...more information and News on Study Group Funding
Mental Health Leadership Academy
This new MPER program is one means of accomplishing our goal of renewal and is a joint project with the College of Education's "Center for Advancement of Mental Health Practices in Schools". Two sessions are held each year with topics focusing on both student and faculty mental health issues. One of the overall goals of the academy is to provide tools for school leaders to be more effective in addressing mental health issues impacting student achievement and faculty health. MPER Partner Districts determine the best representatives to send to the sessions depending on the issue(s) being studied. ... more
Senior Year On-Site Program (elementary)
The Senior Year On-Site Program (SYOSP) is under the auspices of the Educator Preparation Program. Beginning in the fall, all MU elementary education majors participate in a full year on-site experience during their senior year in Partner Schools. Each semester consists of a sixteen-week experience. (Students may remain on-site longer than the sixteen-week minimum.) The start date for each semester will be based on the elementary school’s calendar. (If students have other obligations or commitments, the start date for the second semester may be negotiable.) More information is available in the Elementary Education Program.
The office of Field Experience is under the auspices of Teacher Education and Office of Educator Preparation. The Teacher Education Program allows preservice teachers to observe first-hand teaching techniques and strategies and apply learning and instructional theories in classroom environments. Field experiences can take many forms including observational visits to Partner Schools, tutorials with individual children and young people, work with before- or after-school programs, assistance to small groups, and teaching lessons to small and large groups.