Webster University Student Education Association

019Photos from the first Student Education Association (S.E.A), which featured candy casserole and door prizes!

SEA-MEETINGThere is still time to get involved and be a part of the decision making process as the Student Education Association builds their own community of educators. The next S.E.A. meeting is scheduled for Oct. 27th at 4:00 p.m. in the presentation room at the University Center on Webster University’s home campus in St. Louis.

Join the Student Education Association’s group on Facebook

You can also connect with the S.E.A. on Twitter Instagram & Google+


Webster Educational & School Psychology Association

wespa1The Webster Educational & School Psychology Association (WESPA) is a newer group at Webster University that is passionate about advocating for children’s rights, and aims to have a positive impact on campus, and in the community.

WESPA Vice president, Samra Sahbegovic, summed up the mission of the association by saying;

WESPA was created out of the need to support students in the educational psychology program here at Webster. We work together to better serve students, raise awareness of issues within the field, and collaborate as future leaders in schools. We promote ethical practices by supporting the professionalism and standards that our field demands. Finally, we promote a person-first attitude for students in school.

We are primarily made of graduate students in the MA for Applied Educational Psychology or EdS School Psychology program.  However, we are inviting all majors (undergraduate and graduate) to become involved and work together with us through various future workshops, conferences, and volunteer opportunities.  We always put children and children’s needs first, and we care deeply about – the mental health and well being of children. We plan to have a direct impact on children’s health and well-being as students through practicums, internships, volunteerism and ultimately as professionals in various fields. We care deeply about our community. Our community consists of children, families, and schools – which is why we are passionate about working in our community (volunteering).  It is our collective goal to bring positive change and support while always standing up for the well being of families and children in our community and schools.

WESPA recently participated in the Festival of Nations that was held in Tower Grove Park. Their participation in the festival was not only beneficial to the international community in St. Louis, but helped raise awareness about Webster University’s School of Education and its variety of programs.

14102299_1783850438493361_5753187040261600735_nThe association is open for anybody to join, regardless of their major or career. The group plans on having monthly meetups, so be sure to keep an eye open for their next event and come get involved!

Join WESPA on Facebook

A series of videos were also created by the Applied Educational Psychology program that emphasize the association’s support for international children’s rights.

Webster University and Child Rights: Guiding Principles

Webster University and Child Rights: Provision Rights

Webster University and Child Rights: Protection Rights


Webster Students and Professors Brown Bag It

From left to right, Dr. Mary Bevel, Katherine Luh, Yupa Saisanan Na Ayudhya, Dr. Yin Lam Lee-Johnson, Dr. D. J. Kaiser, Melanie Fitzgerald, and Mary Meadows

Monday, September 12, 2016 marked the first of many Brown Bag meetings for the School of Education. The forum was created for Doctor of Education (EdD) program students and candidates to have a platform to present their current research work.

The meetings will be held once per month, rotating between Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30p-7:00p. See below for the full Fall 2016 schedule:

Study Abroad Application Deadline Extended

Interested in studying abroad in Spring 2017?

Exciting News and a Special Offer for the school of education students!

The study abroad deadline for applications has been extended until September 30th. We are holding a few housing scholarships for Webster Thailand especially for undergraduate school of education students!

Combine this with our Webster World Traveler Program (free airfare) and you have FREE HOUSING AND FREE AIRFARE. This is for the spring semester only

Please contact Johany Glen ASAP for this offer at worldview@webster.edu

Office of Study Abroad

Sverdrup 207 | Webster University | 470 E. Lockwood Ave. | St. Louis, MO 63119

Phone:  314-246-6988 | Fax:  314-963-6019

Office of Study Abroad Website


DTE New Student Orientation

DTESOWebster University recently held its annual orientation for new students in the Department of Teacher Education at our home campus in St. Louis Missouri. The event provided valuable resources and important information for students entering one of our programs for educators. Faculty members from the Department of Teacher Education were in attendance to provide advice for students and answer any questions that they had.

Faculty helped familiarize the students in attendance with all of the online resources that are available to them, and helped prepare them to be successful in their programs. Topics discussed were the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments, academic integrity, information technology services, The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website, deadlines for practicum and apprentice teaching, and other on-campus resources.

We would like to give a special thanks to the students who attended the event and hope that you feel prepared to excel in your college career and beyond!

If you were unable to attend the event, some of the resources can be found on the Webster University website by clicking here: http://www.webster.edu/education/student-resources/

Students can also email Sheila Anglin Jordan, Teacher Education Department Coordinator, with questions at: anglinsh@webster.edu


School Psychology students are headed to the ISPA conference in the Netherlands this July


School Psychology graduate students Laura Grizzle, Centron Felder, Erica Vaughn, Samra Sahbegovic, and Benjamin Koenig.

Five Webster School of Education graduate students will be presenting their work on advocating for school psychology, children’s rights, and mental health in Missouri at the International School Psychology Association (ISPA) conference, July 20-23 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

They will be representing their 20 co-authors, the Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology Programs, and Webster University.

They will also be videoconferencing from Webster Leiden with Applied Educational Psychology students in Webster Groves.

Professor Debbie Stiles has asked anyone who is interested in supporting these students’ travel to visit their GoFundMe page and consider making a small contribution.

Art on Display in Webster Hall

IMG_2176Margaret Stage, a sculpture major in the Webster University art department
installed an interactive sculpture on April 26th in the second floor hallway underneath the MAT display.

As teachers we love pencil sharpeners so this is perfect for us; come by and check it out!



Photos from Empowering Disenfranchised Learners

On Saturday, April 16th the Webster University School of Education hosted its annual conference. This year’s theme, Empowering Disenfranchised Learners, provided an incredible opportunity to shed light on the struggles of our most vulnerable students. Big thanks to all who organized, presented, or attended. We hope to see you next year!


Keynote Speaker Dr. Jennifer Rose

Dr. Dorcas Mclaughlin's session got everyone on their feet.

Dr. Dorcas Mclaughlin’s session got everyone on their feet.

Dr. Carol Williams

Dr. Carol Williams

We are so thankful to the St. Louis area school administrators who sat in for our panel discussion.

We are so thankful to the St. Louis area school administrators who sat in for our panel discussion.

The post-conference session, organized by members of the inaugural EdD cohort provided a great discussion of what "the school of the future" should look like.

The post-conference session, organized by members of the inaugural EdD cohort provided a great discussion of what “the school of the future” should look like.