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Department of Teacher Education COVID-19 Temporary Contact Information

Due to the COVID-19 closures the EDT department staff and faculty will be working remotely for the foreseeable future.

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If you have questions please see below for the appropriate contact information. Email is the preferred way of communication.
Office hours are still 8:00am to 5:00pm.

EDT COVID-19 Temporary Contact Information




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Cheryl Birkenhauer




Lisa Portwood




Cathy Moore

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EDT News

Why Teach?

Trey Clements“I’ve always wanted to lead, to make a difference, and to be a positive role model for those who may not have one. In the end, I want to leave this world knowing that I brightened someone else’s future. There’s no better way to do that than by being a teacher...”

Trey Clements ‘15

Find out more reasons to teach.

What our Alumni Say

Benjamin Walker '09, EDT

Benjamin Walker

• 2018 18 of the Last 9 Award Winner
• Math Teacher for Walter Payton College Preparatory High School in Chicago
• Educator with a social start-up called the Academy Group
• 2015 Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction Award Winner

“And I'm just so excited to tell other people about Miami. To me, it seems they’re on the forefront of this move in education to make it be about relationships, about social emotional well-being, and about identity in a way that I think it really needs to be.”

Robin Beavers ‘12, EDT

Robin Beavers

• Principal of Garfield Middle School in Lakewood, Ohio
• 2018-2019 Lakewood Educator of the Year
• Founder of a girl empowerment mentorship program called G.E.M.S.
• 2019 18 of the Last 9 honorees

“When we talk about different careers, and the different experiences that students may have as the world changes, they have to be ready to move with the world. That's what we're preparing them for. Miami University certainly did that for me. It’s about teaching them to be critical thinkers, and to utilize communication skills, to collaborate with the people around them, and not to be afraid to explore the world.”

Megan Cremeans ’20, EDT

Megan Cremeans

• AYA social studies education major
• A student member of the Miami University Board of Trustees

“I have tons of options, which is really exciting. I've been thrilled to tell people I'm really confident in my Miami education. You could put me anywhere and I think I could do it based on my experiences, and my academic preparation. I have the skills to succeed in the workforce no matter what that is.”