Half way around the world from St. Louis, in a town eight hours northeast of Beijing, you’ll find Fuxin Experimental Middle School and its partner elementary schools. Since 2004, dozens of UMSL College of Education students have made the trip to teach English in those Chinese schools. They include students seeking certification in elementary, middle and high school teaching, with a variety of emphasis areas. Some are completing their bachelor’s degrees while others are completing post-degree certification programs.
Mark Pope (UMSL Counseling and Family Therapy), Lisa Flores (University of Missouri – Columbia), and Patrick Rottinghaus (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) edited a book titled The Role of Values in Careers that was just released by Information Age Publishing. The book came out of the most recent Society for Vocational Psychology Conference which was held on the campus of UMSL.