University News: Education
News and stories from Marquette featuring the College of Education. For more news, visit the College of Education website.

Marquette’s Dwyane Wade “Live to Dream” Summer Reading Program curbs summer literacy slide

News release, December 19, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Education has released results of its Dwyane Wade “Live to Dream” Summer Reading Program, showing significant progress in curbing the “summer slide” in reading achievement among inner-city Milwaukee school children.   The “summer slide” refers to the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose achievement gains […]


Marquette University to host conference on social-emotional learning in K-12 education

News release, November 16, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution and Chester E. Finn, Jr., of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute will be among the featured guests at a conference, “What K–12 Students Need: Striking a Balance Between Social-Emotional and Academic Learning,” on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 8:15 a.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University’s Eckstein […]


Marquette University professors receive Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award

News release, August 9, 2017

MILWAUKEE —Dr. Khadijah Makky, clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences; Dr. Judith Maloney, clinical associate professor of biomedical sciences; Dr. Amber Young-Brice, clinical assistant professor of nursing; Ms. Kim Jensen Bohat, director of service learning in the Center for Teaching and Learning; and Mr. Jamie Cheatham, assistant professor of […]


Marquette receives $1.2 million NSF grant to attract and retain secondary science, technology, engineering and math teachers

News release, May 16, 2017

Marquette University’s College of Education and Opus College of Engineering faculty have received a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a 14-month master’s program that will attract and retain new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers. The accelerated program, which will start in summer 2018 and is already accepting applications, targets people […]


Marquette University has three student winners of prestigious Fulbright Awards

News release, May 11, 2017

Students will be placed in Germany, Ecuador and Malaysia MILWAUKEE – Three Marquette University students were selected for 2017-18 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards and will spend several months working overseas through the prestigious program. The students selected were Dane DeVetter, who will graduate this spring with a master’s degree in International Affairs; Morgan Lieske, […]


Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction candidates to debate at Marquette

News release, March 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette’s Law School and College of Education will host a debate between the candidates for Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction on Tuesday, March 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. On April 4, Wisconsin voters will select the state superintendent of public instruction for the next four […]


College of Education announces new undergraduate major for students to pursue careers outside the traditional classroom

News release, March 1, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Education has announced a new major for undergraduate studies that will begin this upcoming fall, in time for the 2017-18 academic year. The new major, Educational Studies, is an interdisciplinary major for students interested in working in educational arenas outside traditional classroom teaching environments. Students declaring for the new […]


‘Dark Side of the Full Moon’, a documentary about maternal mental health, to be shown at Marquette on Oct. 10

News release, October 5, 2016

MILWAUKEE – A free screening of the documentary Dark Side of the Full Moon will be held on Oct. 10 at Marquette University’s Cudahy Hall, Room 001, 1313 W. Wisconsin Ave. Marquette University’s College of Education and Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology are sponsoring the screening and a panel discussion in collaboration with the Moms […]


Marquette education and counseling psychology professor honored for research excellence

News release, July 7, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Robert Fox, professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, recently received the Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence. Fox has been at Marquette since 1982, and during that time he has worked to engage members of the community on early childhood mental health treatment. He has not only become a […]


Marquette University has two winners of prestigious Fulbright Awards

News release, May 6, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Two Marquette University seniors were selected for 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards and they will spend several months working overseas as English teaching assistants through the prestigious program celebrating its 70th year. Olanrewaju Awosika, a senior in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Spanish for the health professions, […]


Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues

News release, April 29, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Law School and College of Education will host a half-day conference titled “Pivotal Points: A Forum on Key Wisconsin Education Issues as Big Decisions Approach,” on Monday, May 11, at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. As the Wisconsin state budget process enters its final weeks, Marquette will bring together experts […]


Education Magazine

Education, 2018

News release, March 17, 2015

In this issue: Marquette University’s College of Education tackles the teacher supply issue with strategic initiatives; students travel to Peru for a global perspective on teaching; and a counseling psychology doctoral student takes on a new position to support Muslim students on campus. Looking for an accessible version? Download the accessible PDF version of Marquette’s […]


Miami HEAT’s Dwyane Wade makes gift to Marquette University to enhance literacy for inner-city children

News release, December 1, 2014

Marquette University alumnus and Miami HEAT star Dwyane Wade has given a gift to the university’s Ralph C. Hartman Literacy and Learning Center to help improve the region’s literacy gap among inner-city children. Wade, who attended Marquette University from 2000 to 2003, made the gift through his Wade’s World Foundation which provides support to community-based […]


Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on future of Catholic K-12 education

News release, October 9, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Law School and College of Education will host a conference titled “The Future of Catholic K–12 Education: Some National and Milwaukee Perspectives,” on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. The half-day event is part of a continuing series of conferences on K–12 education sponsored by the Law […]


Longtime Milwaukee Public Schools teacher leaves $2 million estate gift for Marquette University

News release, June 17, 2014

A Marquette University alumna, who spent her entire career teaching in Milwaukee Public Schools, bequeathed a $2 million estate gift to the university for endowed scholarship aid. The gift, which will be split between Marquette’s College of Education and Law School, is the largest donation in the College of Education’s history. Bernadette Steep, who died […]


On Campus: Temper toolbox

Marquette Magazine, Spring 2014

News release, April 30, 2014

What’s a parent to do when a child’s frustration turns into a behavior issue? Turn to Marquette’s Behavior Clinic for solutions.


Marquette University Ralph H. Metcalfe Chair to give lecture on the persistence of American racial inequality

News release, April 8, 2014

One of Marquette University’s three 2014 Ralph H. Metcalfe Chairs this semester, Dr. Imani Perry, professor at Princeton University’s Center for African-American Studies and faculty associate in Princeton’s Program in Law and Public Affairs, will give a lecture titled, “Scales Unbalanced: The Persistence of American Racial Inequality,” Thursday, April 10, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 […]


Marquette Law School, College of Education host conference on future of Milwaukee schools

News release, March 24, 2014

Marquette University Law School and the Marquette College of Education will host a conference on the future of Milwaukee schools on Tuesday, April 1, at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. With Milwaukee facing a fresh search for a public schools superintendent, continuing debate over what should be done with low-performing schools, and little overall […]


Dr. Fuller recognized as unsung hero of Civil Rights Movement by Oxford University Press

News release, February 27, 2014

Dr. Howard Fuller, distinguished professor of education at Marquette University, and founder and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, is one of nine unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement recognized this month by the Oxford University Press. A former superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, Fuller is an outspoken advocate of educational […]


From the Dean

Education, 2014

News release, February 18, 2014

It’s hard for me to believe that I’m in my tenth year as dean of the College of Education at Marquette University. During the past decade, it has been a genuine privilege and honor to serve in this esteemed role at an institution I cherish so deeply. Make that a blessing.