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School of Education
Together, we can invest in the School of Education

The School of Education (SOE) at the University of Mississippi is a leader in producing teachers, counselors and education trailblazers.

Today, you can invest in scholarships, programming and faculty to help transform students’ lives and school communities. Help us as we advance educational equity and excellence to serve Mississippi and beyond.

Examples of excellence include:

  • A new scholarship focused on education equity is being community-funded by School of Education alumni and friends. The Education Equity Undergraduate Scholarship, when endowed, will provide perpetual support for students who are committed to racial equity in the classroom, add to the diversity of our SOE and intend to teach in Mississippi public schools after graduation. 
  • Scholarship support for SOE students at the undergraduate and graduate levels have grown over the past academic year. New opportunities supporting students who pursue degrees in teacher education, special education, higher education and educational leadership, as well as additional opportunities for students with financial need, will be awarded for the fall semester. 
  • Amid a growing demand for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) practitioners and teachers in Mississippi, the School of Education launched a master’s special education degree focusing on ABA. Support from Renasant Bank, the Hosemann Family Autism Foundation, Advance Mississippi 2020 and the Luetta Ford Scholarship for Special Education in honor of Dr. James Mann provided critical scholarship funds for the inaugural cohort.  
  • Education majors use Mursion technology that delivers customized virtual reality training for real-world professional challenges. A video recording allows students and faculty to see a synchronized split-screen recording of the session for deeper evaluation and reflection. Through Mursion, UM students practice teaching in front of avatars. In addition, the School of Education is considered a leader in this field and facilitates use of this technology to seven other universities..
  • In its 32nd year, the Mississippi Teacher Corps trains and places outstanding college graduates in teaching positions in the state’s critical-needs schools. Among benefits, participants receive full scholarships to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching degree while also serving as teachers. A record 79% of the most recent graduates chose to remain teaching in Mississippi after their two-year commitment was fulfilled.
  • The Department of Higher Education recently launched two programs: The University’s first fully online doctoral degree program (Ed.D.) and one of the nation’s first undergraduate minors in higher education. Ph.D. students also may study with an emphasis in gender studies as part of a partnership with the Sarah Isom Center or Women and Gender Studies. 
  • The eighth cohort of the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program is enrolled in the SOE. Funded by the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation, METP recruits top-performing students to teach in Mississippi public schools and provides up to four years of tuition, housing, living expenses, and study-abroad experiences. Program applications were up 16% over last year. In tandem with support from the Hearin Foundation, private support has enabled the University to permanently endow METP and offer additional scholarships.  

On Giving Day, we prove that the University of Mississippi family is better together. Let’s all work as one to support the School of Education. 

Please celebrate Giving Day by making a gift! Thank you!

 

$1,000
Phillips Mississippi Teacher Corps Challenge
Frances Phillips (BA 68) of Easton, MD, believes in the work of Mississippi Teacher Corps. She is challenging 15 people to join her in making a gift in support of Mississippi Teacher Corps in the UM School of Education to unlock her gift of $1,000.
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$1,000
Grigsby Education Equity Undergraduate Scholarship Challenge
Dr. Kathleen Grigsby (MED 99), of Jackson, MS, feel strongly that representation in our teacher education programs holds great importance for K-12 students. She is challenging 20 people to participate in Giving Day and contribute a gift to the Education Equity Undergraduate Scholarship to unlock her gift of $1,000.
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Russell's Final Countdown Prize!
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 4 p.m. and 5:48 p.m. on April 14 will earn an additional $1,100, thanks to the generosity of Gail Russell (BA 76) of Louisville, KY. Act now by making a gift and help your favorite area of campus benefit from these funds.
Rank Prize Academic Giving Area Gifts
1 $1,100 University Bands 25
2 Student Affairs 8
3 School of Engineering 4
4 Love your Department 3
5 University Museum and Historic Houses 3
6 School of Education 3
7 The Ole Miss Women's Council 2
8 William Magee Center 2
9 Student Disability Services 2
10 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 2
11 Campus Recreation 2
12 School of Applied Sciences 2
13 Patterson School of Accountancy 1
14 College of Liberal Arts 1
15 Ole Miss First 1
16 School of Engineering Dean's Fund 1
17 School of Business 1
18 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 1
19 School of Pharmacy 1
20 University Libraries 1
21 University Health Center 1
22 Croft Institute for International Studies 1
23 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf 1
24 The Ole Miss Fund 1
25 Career Center Gifts 1
26 Excited about STEM 0
27 Skilling Up 0
28 University Counseling Center 0
29 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience 0
30 Veterans and Military Services 0
31 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies 0
32 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund 0
33 Associated Student Body 0
34 Fraternal Leadership and Learning 0
35 Club Sports 0
36 Campus Safety 0
37 School of Law 0
38 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) 0
39 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund 0
40 Black Student Union 0
41 Rebel Retention Fund 0
42 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 0
43 Parents Campaign 0
44 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
45 Graduate School 0
46 Southern Foodways Alliance 0
47 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 0
48 Student Veterans 0
49 Living Music Resource 0
50 Club Sports 0
51 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 0
52 School of Journalism and New Media 0
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Happy Hour Special
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 13 will earn an additional $2,000. Make your gift during this time to help your favorite area of campus benefit from these resources!
Rank Prize Academic Giving Area Gifts
1 $2,000 School of Law 30
2 University Bands 18
3 Patterson School of Accountancy 9
4 School of Education 7
5 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 4
6 School of Engineering 4
7 The Ole Miss Women's Council 3
8 Student Affairs 3
9 Fraternity and Sorority Life 3
10 Love your Department 2
11 School of Engineering Dean's Fund 2
12 School of Pharmacy 1
13 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 1
14 University Libraries 1
15 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) 1
16 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 1
17 William Magee Center 1
18 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies 1
19 School of Journalism and New Media 1
20 College of Liberal Arts 0
21 School of Business 0
22 Ole Miss First 0
23 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 0
24 School of Applied Sciences 0
25 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund 0
26 Graduate School 0
27 University Museum and Historic Houses 0
28 Career Center Gifts 0
29 University Health Center 0
30 Student Disability Services 0
31 University Counseling Center 0
32 Campus Recreation 0
33 Southern Foodways Alliance 0
34 Excited about STEM 0
35 Skilling Up 0
36 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience 0
37 Veterans and Military Services 0
38 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund 0
39 Associated Student Body 0
40 Fraternal Leadership and Learning 0
41 Club Sports 0
42 Campus Safety 0
43 Black Student Union 0
44 Rebel Retention Fund 0
45 Parents Campaign 0
46 The Ole Miss Fund 0
47 Student Veterans 0
48 Living Music Resource 0
49 Club Sports 0
50 Croft Institute for International Studies 0
51 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf 0
52 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 0
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Top Area by Gifts
See which Giving Area has secured the most gifts!
Rank Department Gifts
1 University Bands 289
2 Ole Miss Athletics Foundation 200
3 School of Law 171
4 Student Affairs 158
5 School of Education 141
6 The Ole Miss Fund 108
7 Patterson School of Accountancy 64
8 School of Engineering 59
9 College of Liberal Arts 57
10 School of Pharmacy 52
11 School of Business 50
12 The Ole Miss Women's Council 45
13 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 41
14 Fraternity and Sorority Life 31
15 School of Applied Sciences 23
16 School of Journalism and New Media 20
17 Ole Miss First 18
18 University Museum and Historic Houses 18
19 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 17
20 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 15
21 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 12
22 University Libraries 12
23 Graduate School 11
24 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 10
25 Southern Foodways Alliance 6
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DeProw Higher Education Department Challenge
Dr. Summer DeProw (PhD 14) of Jonesboro, AR, is challenging alumni and friends to support of the School of Education's Department of Higher Education. If 15 people make a gift to Higher Education studies, Dr. DeProw will contribute $1,000. Help us unlock these funds by making a gift now!
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Sparky's School of Education Challenge
UM Dean of Students Emeritus, Dr. Sparky Reardon (PhD 00) of Taylor, MS, is a proud graduate of the School of Education. If 60 people make a gift to any School of Education fund, he will reciprocate with an amazing $10,000 gift. Help unlock these funds by making a gift now! Hotty Toddy!
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The Middleton Lunch Time Special!
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 14 will earn an additional $2,000, thanks to the generosity of Dr. Randle Middleton (BA 82) and Lynda Middleton of Huntsville, AL. Make your gift now to help your favorite area of campus enjoy added resources!
Rank Prize Academic Giving Area Gifts
1 $2,000 School of Education 44
2 Student Affairs 32
3 University Bands 23
4 School of Law 22
5 The Ole Miss Fund 18
6 The Ole Miss Women's Council 9
7 Patterson School of Accountancy 8
8 Student Disability Services 8
9 Ole Miss First 6
10 School of Pharmacy 6
11 School of Engineering 5
12 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 4
13 Love your Department 4
14 University Museum and Historic Houses 4
15 School of Business 3
16 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 3
17 School of Applied Sciences 3
18 Graduate School 3
19 William Magee Center 3
20 College of Liberal Arts 2
21 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 2
22 Career Center Gifts 2
23 University Health Center 2
24 Campus Recreation 2
25 University Counseling Center 2
26 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund 2
27 Veterans and Military Services 2
28 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) 2
29 Fraternity and Sorority Life 2
30 School of Engineering Dean's Fund 1
31 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies 1
32 Parents Campaign 1
33 School of Journalism and New Media 1
34 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 1
35 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience 1
36 Associated Student Body 1
37 Fraternal Leadership and Learning 1
38 Black Student Union 1
39 Rebel Retention Fund 1
40 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund 0
41 Southern Foodways Alliance 0
42 Excited about STEM 0
43 Skilling Up 0
44 Club Sports 0
45 Campus Safety 0
46 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 0
47 Student Veterans 0
48 Living Music Resource 0
49 Club Sports 0
50 Croft Institute for International Studies 0
51 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf 0
52 University Libraries 0
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Early Bird Special
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 9 a.m. and noon on April 13 will earn an additional $2,000. Make your gift right away to help your favorite area of campus benefit from these funds!
Rank Prize Academic Giving Area Gifts
1 $2,000 School of Law 81
2 Student Affairs 31
3 School of Education 30
4 University Bands 29
5 William Magee Center 21
6 School of Pharmacy 16
7 College of Liberal Arts 12
8 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 11
9 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 8
10 School of Engineering 8
11 Fraternity and Sorority Life 8
12 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 7
13 The Ole Miss Fund 6
14 School of Journalism and New Media 4
15 School of Engineering Dean's Fund 4
16 School of Business 4
17 The Ole Miss Women's Council 4
18 Patterson School of Accountancy 3
19 Graduate School 3
20 University Libraries 3
21 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) 3
22 Ole Miss First 3
23 Black Student Union 3
24 Love your Department 3
25 University Museum and Historic Houses 2
26 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund 2
27 Southern Foodways Alliance 2
28 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 1
29 Student Disability Services 1
30 School of Applied Sciences 1
31 Excited about STEM 1
32 University Counseling Center 1
33 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 1
34 Skilling Up 0
35 Career Center Gifts 0
36 University Health Center 0
37 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience 0
38 Veterans and Military Services 0
39 Campus Recreation 0
40 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies 0
41 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund 0
42 Associated Student Body 0
43 Fraternal Leadership and Learning 0
44 Club Sports 0
45 Campus Safety 0
46 Rebel Retention Fund 0
47 Parents Campaign 0
48 Student Veterans 0
49 Living Music Resource 0
50 Club Sports 0
51 Croft Institute for International Studies 0
52 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf 0
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Total Dollars by Area
See which areas are in the lead with dollars raised.
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Liberal Arts $1,635,460.00
2 Forward Together (Triple Points) $326,040.00
3 School of Education $67,145.00
4 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts $60,765.00
5 School of Pharmacy $47,510.00
6 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement $42,755.00
7 The Ole Miss Women's Council $39,130.00
8 Patterson School of Accountancy $36,705.00
9 School of Law $26,014.18
10 University Bands $24,524.12
11 School of Business $22,675.00
12 The Ole Miss Fund $18,044.80
13 Track and Field, and Cross Country $17,570.00
14 Ole Miss First $16,215.00
15 Love your Department $11,425.00
16 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund $7,750.00
17 School of Applied Sciences $6,680.00
18 William Magee Center for Wellness Education $6,155.00
19 School of Engineering Dean's Fund $4,875.00
20 William Magee Center $4,203.00
21 University Libraries $2,751.00
22 Softball $2,455.00
23 Soccer $2,170.00
24 Women's Basketball $2,075.00
25 University Museum and Historic Houses $2,000.00
26 School of Journalism and New Media $1,955.00
27 Graduate School $1,725.00
28 University Health Center $1,585.00
29 Football $1,465.00
30 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund $1,410.00
31 Career Center Gifts $1,390.00
32 Capital Building Projects $1,335.00
33 Fraternity and Sorority Life $1,172.00
34 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College $1,145.00
35 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) $1,140.00
36 Living Music Resource $1,100.00
37 University Counseling Center $1,040.00
38 Men's Basketball $1,025.00
39 Parents Campaign $1,010.00
40 Student Disability Services $980.00
41 Baseball $890.00
42 Campus Recreation $840.00
43 Club Sports $515.00
44 Southern Foodways Alliance $385.00
45 Men's and Women's Tennis $385.00
46 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience $325.00
47 Excited about STEM $275.00
48 Skilling Up $250.00
49 Croft Institute for International Studies $225.00
50 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies $205.00
51 Veterans and Military Services $203.00
52 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund $200.00
53 Women's Rifle $150.00
54 Black Student Union $125.00
55 Volleyball $125.00
56 Women's Golf $100.00
57 Men's Golf $100.00
58 Student Veterans $100.00
59 Rebel Retention Fund $75.00
60 Associated Student Body $50.00
61 Fraternal Leadership and Learning $50.00
62 Campus Safety $50.00
63 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf $25.00
64 Club Sports $0.00
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