College of Education and Professional Development News Archive

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the newest classroom in the Marshall University Early Education STEAM Center will take place at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the center, which is located in Corbly Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.  The newly renovated classroom is designed for toddler-aged children ages 2 to 3 years old. Children

To celebrate the first “Dolly Day” in West Virginia, Marshall’s June Harless Center, a partner with the Imagination Library, will host a read-aloud event of a popular book from the program. It will take place Wednesday, Aug. 9, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the Memorial Student Center plaza on the Huntington campus. It is just one of a number of similar events across West Virginia.

The undergraduate teacher preparation program at Marshall University has been recognized by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for its rigorous preparation of future teachers in how to teach reading, earning an “A” grade in NCTQ’s new report, Teacher Prep Review: Strengthening Elementary Reading Instruction.

Homer Hickam, the bestselling author of Rocket Boys, which was the basis for the movie October Sky, will appear on Marshall University’s Huntington campus Thursday, May 4. An invitation-only reception and lecture will take place beginning at 4:30 p.m., but the community is invited to an open lecture at 6 p.m. in room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center.

The Marshall University Early Education STEAM Center (MUEE STEAM Center) has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

Marshall University has been named one of today’s best schools for online higher education in counseling by the website Marshall’s online program earned top honors for its overall quality, affordability and commitment to student success.

CAI, a global technology services firm, and Marshall University’s West Virginia Autism Training Center (WV ATC), a statewide technical assistance and direct service agency providing specialized training and support to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), today announced that they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU details an agreement for CAI’s end-to-end neurodiversity employment program, CAI Neurodiverse Solutions, to provide work experience and employment opportunities to Marshall neurodivergent graduates, and for WV ATC to strengthen neurodiversity training for CAI employees.

On Wednesday, July 20, the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) said goodbye to 120 delegates from over 40 states and 12 Western Hemisphere nations. Since its inception in 1963 as part of West Virginia’s Centennial, the NYSCamp has honored over 6,200 students, giving them the opportunity to participate in a rigorous STEM enrichment program. Operated by the National Youth Science Foundation, its mission is to inspire lifelong engagement and ethical leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through its proven educational model for mentoring, challenging, and motivating students.

Marshall University President Brad D. Smith will host a “fireside chat” with entertainer and early childhood literacy advocate Dolly Parton when she visits Charleston Tuesday, Aug. 9, to celebrate statewide participation in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Dr. Kimberly McFall, associate professor of curriculum and instruction at Marshall University, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to work in Poland at the University of Wroclaw. The announcement was made March 18 by Ethan Rosenzweig, deputy assistant secretary for academic programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.