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McDowell Institute

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McDowell Institute

Institute Co-Directors
  Tim Knoster | 570-389-4081
  James Krause | 570-389-4991
  Craig Young | 570-389-5180
Administrative Assistant
  Charlotte Kemper |

McDowell Institute
College of Education
214 Navy Hall

The Challenge

More than 60 percent of first-time teachers say they’re not sufficiently prepared to face the challenge of addressing the social and emotional needs of today's students in tandem with achieving academic learning outcomes, according to the U. S. Department of Education.

The Response

A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework is increasingly implemented and sustained in school systems throughout the United States to promote academic and behavioral success for ALL students. Application of MTSS is an essential element in pre-service and in-service professional development in schools.

Mission Statement

The mission of the McDowell Institute is to cultivate excellence in current and aspiring educational professionals by developing strong ethical standards and skills to address non-academic barriers to learning emphasizing promotion and prevention activities to support healthy development and learning by all children in order to improve and enhance quality of life in an ever-changing society.