To salute the accomplishments of our teacher candidates the College of Education is awarding a "Graduation Pin" to all students who graduate at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This pin is awarded at the Graduation Reception held each semester immediately preceding graduation. This lapel pin is COE's gift to students who we believe possess exceptional knowledge, skills and dispositions for teaching and a willingness to continue a lifelong pursuit of learning as a reflective practitioner. Graduate students will receive the pin with the black band and the undergraduates will receive the one with the maroon band.
The reception is held every Fall and Spring semester on graduation day beginning two hours before the COE commencement. Students who will graduate in the summer will be honored at the Spring Ceremony. It is normally held in one of the PSU 3rd floor ballrooms. Please check with the COE - Student Services office at 417-836-5253 for each semester’s location and time. All of this information, times and locations of the receptions will be available at the Deadlines and Ceremonies site each semester for your convenience.