Marc C. Mahlios

Primary office:
437 Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Marc C. Mahlios is a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, School of Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 66045-2340. His specializations are teacher education, teacher cognition and curriculum studies. Professor Mahlios has served as an academic administrator for teacher- and administrator-education programs at several universities including, most recently, the University of Colorado, Florida and Kansas. He is presently serving as the program coordinator for the Educational Administration programs (masters and doctoral) at the University of Kansas.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1978
  • M.A., Elementary Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1975
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1974
  • B.S., Sociology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1972


Curriculum & Instruction

An update on C&T faculty-conducted research: Last May, Dr. Barbara Bradley was awarded a $135,000 grant from the National Endowment for Financial Education to study young children's development of financial and college-bound identities. The project is collaborative with researchers from the School of Social Welfare, the Departments of Sociology and Linguistics, & the School of Education. Her study is part of a larger project providing savings accounts and financial education to kindergartners in the LPS and following the children and their family members for several years to look at outcomes related to financial and college-bound identity formation in 2 experimental groups and one control group.
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Why KU
  • Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
  • School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 3.35: average GPA of students admitted to teacher education program
  • All teacher education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • All teacher education programs accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education
  • Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
  • Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award