Spotlights

“I knew I wanted to help people, but I didn’t know I wanted to be a teacher until I took my Advanced Placement (AP) history classes in high school.” Moriah Jones ʼ13 recognized the powerful impact teachers can have on students and decided her best approach in life would be to follow their example.

Funshine Learning Center, the early childhood program that is partnered with Graceland University's Gleazer School of Education (GSOE) in Lamoni, Iowa, was recently notified by The Dekko Foundation that it is the recipient of a $100,000 grant for 2018. Funshine is a 5-star rated early learning center garnering the highest rating given by the Iowa Department of Human Services for early childhood development.

Stephanie Herman ’18 was part of the Graceland University group that traveled to Dunfield House in England for May Term 2017. Graceland has a tradition of providing life-changing opportunities to experience intercultural learning, one of the high impact practices the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has determined to help bring about student success.

Teaching and learning are seamless in Tanya Coffelt, PhD, who is a living example of lifelong learning.

When Andrew Murphy '14 started at Graceland, he had seen little of the world beyond the Midwest. In Lamoni, "the center of everywhere," he became friends with Hawaiian volleyball players who inspired him to travel. After a summer in South Korea with World Service Corps, he was on his way to being a global citizen serving the less fortunate.

Leah Koch - Student Success

November 4, 2016

Leah knows firsthand what a difference good teachers can make in the lives of their students.

Graceland University’s School of Education prepares graduates to take initiative and to be leaders. Leslie Niebauer ’15 began teaching the fall after she graduated from Graceland’s elementary education program and has already made her mark, improving the school for her students.

Graceland University’s master’s programs in education and nursing were ranked in the top 10 Best Online Programs in the country by the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings edition of the Best Online Education Programs.

Christa Hill '15

August 20, 2014

“The professors are really nice and you can tell that they care about you and want to have a personal relationship with you, but they also want to challenge you.”

Montel Evans '15

July 22, 2014

"I rave about this program to my co-workers and other aspiring teachers."