Teacher Education

Faculty Advisors:

Dr. Willie Edwards
Taylor Hall, Office #229A
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.9626
 
Dr. Jeanie Cozens
Taylor Hall, Office #219
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.659.4475

International Reading Association

IRA

IRA is the organization for all educators who love books and dream of worldwide literacy!

Membership in IRA allows each member to:

  • Stay up to date with current literacy information as it pertains to education
  • Contribute to personal and professional development
  • Network with other educators
  • Assume a leadership role at MSSU and while teaching
  • Be part of nationwide literacy movement
  • Fellowship with other teacher education students
  • Have opportunities to join national IRA at student rate
  • Use membership as meaningful resume entry
  • Attend Jasper County IRA meetings
  • Participate in Young Authors' Conference and meet the authors
  • Begin a lifelong membership that will provide countless opportunities
  • Receive The Missouri Reader, Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy

Activities:

Three or four meetings per semester featuring:

  • Book giveaways
  • Book talks
  • Information sharing
  • Refreshments
  • Traditional Christmas party

Fundraisers:

  • Rock & Read (Fall)
  • Book Nook (Spring)
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