Laura Medina Coste poses for a photo in her classroom in Paul and Shiela Wellstone Elementary in St. Paul on February 3, 2020. Coste is a graduate of the School of Education’s Grow Your Own program.

Key Partnerships Help School of Education Diversify Minnesota’s Teaching Workforce

St. Thomas’ School of Education is constantly working to help increase the number of teachers of color in the classroom through various partnerships, including two with state-funded teaching preparation programs – Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color, and Grow Your Own.

St. Thomas Top Doctoral Institution in Minnesota for Study Abroad, International Enrollment Steady

The Institute of International Education recently released Open Doors Report 2019 shows St. Thomas has the most international students (705) among private universities in Minnesota and remains fourth in the state overall for international enrollment. St. Thomas currently ranks 17th in the nation for undergraduate study abroad participation at doctoral institutions (772 students), and the top in Minnesota.

Engineering Award Winner Elaine Reeves ’09 Puts Compliance, Sustainability in Spotlight

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has named Elaine Reeves ’09 one of the recipients of its Distinguished New Engineer award, which honors women who have demonstrated outstanding technical performance, as well as leadership in professional organizations and the community, in the first 10 years of their career.
Dr. Detra Price-Dennis, an award-winning researcher at Columbia University; lead a discussion on the topic of “Cultivating Racial Literacy in the Digital Age" as part of the School of Education's Dean's Forum on Jan. 23, 2019 at Opus Hall.

First School of Education Dean’s Forum of New School Year Happening Tuesday

Last November, School of Education Dean Kathlene Holmes Campbell launched the Dean’s Forum. Building off the work of Teachers College, Columbia University's Racial Literacy Lecture Series, the Dean’s Forum series features candid conversations on race, equity and education. The first Dean’s Forum of the new school year will take place on the Minneapolis campus at 5 p.m. Tuesday (Opus Hall rooms 201 and 202).