A hallmark of our College of Education is our ongoing commitment to partnering with the St. Louis community. We have created an unprecedented number of partnerships and community collaboration with over 200 schools and school districts, particularly the St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS), and St. Louis community institutions like the Science Center, Art Museum, Symphony, Opera Theatre, Youth Organizations and Variety Club service providers to children with disabilities.
The College has 14 endowed professors holding rank and specializing in various aspects of children’s education. No other U.S. public university has more. Each professorship has formalized connections with the region's public cultural and science learning institutions, youth service organizations, and organizations serving disabled children. Representing a tremendous wealth of knowledge, these national leaders in their respective fields of study are committed to providing research, teaching and outreach programs to the St. Louis community.
Through these partnerships, our students learn about outreach and community resources that serve as diverse learning experiences.
The following fourteen endowed professorships, established at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, are located all or in part in the College of Education. These national leaders in their respective fields of study actively pursue external funding opportunities to build the collaborative programs outlined below to improve education for all in the St. Louis region.