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Gleazer School of Education Directory
Name Phone E-mail
Lamoni Campus (641) 784-____ 
Michele Dickey-Kotz (Dean and Faculty) 5202 dickey
Beth Gregory (Faculty) 5444 bagregor
Tanya Coffelt (Faculty) 5263 coffelt
Garnet Coulthard (Education Prep Specialist & Field Placement Coordinator) 5391 coulthar
Fax 5481  
Independence Campus (816) 423-____  
Allison Dudley (Faculty) 4742 adudley


Preparing and Supporting Effective Teachers Who:


Candidates seek to establish a relationship of unconditional acceptance and respect for learners.


Candidates analyze, synthesize their experiences, articulating what they have felt, thought and learned through instructing learners.


Candidates prepare to lead instruction and assume leadership roles to advance their profession.


Candidates engage in high levels of involvement with learners, colleagues and the community.

Spring 2021 Practicum and Student Teaching Application Deadline

High priority

If you are planning on a SPRING 2021 practicum or student teaching placement, please remember the applications close on August 31st.  Only those students admitted to Teacher Education will be able to access the applications. 


If you are scheduled for spring 2021 practicum and have not applied for your practicum you may apply at Apply for Practicum


If you are scheduled for or student teaching, you need to meet with your advisor, apply for graduation, complete your educational portfolio, and get your application in. If you need help with your portfolio, click on this link: How to create your Student Teaching Portfolio


Even if you do not get your portfolio completely finished by the application deadline, go ahead and submit your student teaching application anyway, we will work with you to finish up your portfolio. 


Dear Education Preparation Program:

We have registered more than 62,000 Praxis® exam candidates nationally for our at home testing solution. Now more of your candidates can take advantage of this option, thanks to the additional second wave of tests that launched on June 1 and the added ability to test with Mac® operating systems. I’m happy to share that a recent survey of our at-home test takers indicated that 91% were satisfied with their ProctorU® experience!

Prometric® test centers continue to reopen as well. While capacity is limited due to safety and social distancing requirements, candidates now have an option to test in person. You can find the latest status of Prometric test centers on their website:

In an effort to allow candidates additional opportunities to test, the following assessments are being added to the July testing windows for in-person testing centers only:

5023 — Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
5051 — Technology Education
5135 — Art: Content and Analysis
5163 — Geometry
5358 — Gifted Education
5372 — Special Education: Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders/Emotional Disturbances
5531 — Pre-Kindergarten Education
5545 — Special Education: Score Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications
5691 — Special Education: Early Childhood
5701 — Agriculture
5841 — World Languages Pedagogy

We are aware that our Customer Service wait times are longer than desired and we apologize for these delays. We continue to receive and address a very high volume of calls, all while our customer service team is operating remotely. Candidates do have the option of handling some tasks such as cancellations and rescheduling on their own through their online Praxis account, and at home tests can also be rescheduled through ProctorU. We will continue to do all that we can to address this in the days and weeks ahead to support test-taker needs.

We will continue to update you as we move forward with both at home and in-person testing. We hope that you, your staff and your family remain well.

Thank you,

ETS Professional Educator Programs

GSEA - What is it?

GSEA stands for Graceland Student Education Association. It is a club for any and all students pursuing a career in education. Last year not many people knew about GSEA and membership was low, so this year we are trying to promote it as much as possible! Not only will this organization look great on your resume, but you will have fun in the process!

The organization completes service projects and works to promote education. Don't miss out!  Come and join us. If you have any questions or comments regarding GSEA, please feel free to contact Jane Chaillie ( .