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Teacher Education
August 8, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Teacher Ed Program Lauded for Praxis Pass Rates

The University of the Ozarks’ Pat Walker Teacher Education Program has been recognized for its students’ high pass rates in the state licensure exams. U of O elementary education students ranked first in Best-Attempt Pass Rates and sixth in First-Attempt Pass Rates in Arkansas in 2021, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ).  […]

Pinning Ceremony
December 3, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Teacher Education Program Holds Pinning Ceremony

The University of the Ozarks’ Pat Walker Teacher Education Program held a pinning ceremony for several of its students on Dec. 2 in Walker Hall. The pinning ceremony is a symbolic, time-honored tradition marking the occasion when students are formally welcomed into the teacher education program. The newest inductees received a pin that signifies their […]

Rachael Masterson

Students Keep Teacher Intern Masterson Motivated

“Mrs. Masterson you’re my favorite.” “I love you, Mrs. Masterson.” Those words coming from first-graders in University of the Ozarks student intern Rachael Masterson’s class go a long way in encouraging and inspiring the senior from Clarksville, Ark. But there is more to what brings her back to the classroom energetically each day. “To hear […]

Teacher Education Students
October 12, 2021 • Posted in , , , ,

Alumni Grant Provides Study Away for Education Students

Four soon-to-be graduates from the University of the Ozarks’ Pat Walker Teacher Education Program will have the opportunity to visit schools in rural Southwest Arkansas this week, thanks to a grant by the University’s Alumni Association. The students are (pictured, standing from left) Rachael Masterson of Clarksville, Ark.; Seth Duke of Gravette, Ark.; Michael Rankin […]

Aye Aye and Paw Moo Lar

Karen Graduates Recall Journey of Mercies and Miracles

A journey of mercies and miracles. That’s how University of the Ozarks graduating seniors Aye Aye and Paw Moo Lar described their pathway from a refugee camp in Thailand to soon-to-be college graduates. Aye (pictured, left) and Lar will be among 148 graduates from the University’s Class of 2021 who will walk across the stage […]

Dr. Freed
November 12, 2019 • Posted in , , ,

Dr. Freed Named Director of Teacher Education

Dr. Allison Freed, assistant professor of education/science education, has been appointed director of the Pat Walker Teacher Education Program, University of the Ozarks officials announced this week. The promotion is effective immediately for Freed, who has taught at Ozarks since 2015. “It’s an honor to be named the director of teacher education,” Freed said. “Moving […]