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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards the College of Education and TUSD $650,000 to promote curiosity and self-direction in adolescents

Feb. 20, 2020

The College of Education and Tucson Unified School District recently received $650,000 in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to explore the impact of asset-based dialogic teaching, a process where teachers pose critical problems for inquiry, reflect upon students’ responses, and engage students in conversation. This gift comes out of a total of $5.45 million that the company is awarding to teams of educators and organizations across...

Congratulations Letty Molina-Gutierrez!

Letty Molina-Gutierrez Wins 2019-2020 NACADA Regional and University of Arizona Awards

Jan. 2, 2020

Congratulations to Senior Academic Advisor Letty Molina-Gutierrez on being named the winner of both the 2019-2020 NACADA UA Excellence in Academic Advising Award in the Emerging Professional category and the NACADA Winner of Region 10 Excellence in Advising in the New Advisor category. We are so proud of you, Letty, and are so lucky to have you as an advocate for our students! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the college...

Sherard Robbins named 2019 40 under 40 winner

Nov. 1, 2019

Congratulations to Associate Director of Equity & Inclusion for Community Engagement Sherard Robbins, who was recently named a 40 under 40 winner for 2019! He and the other winners will be honored on December 2 at the 40 Under 40 Awards Breakfast Celebration hosted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star.

15th Annual Erasmus Circle Donor Recognition Reception

Presenting the Erasmus Circle Outstanding Achievement in Education Award

May 28, 2019

The 15th Annual Erasmus Circle Donor Recognition Reception, held at the beautiful home of Paul Lindsey and Kathy Alexander, honored our donors who support the College of Education.

The evening included a presentation on urban public education in the Age of Reform by alumnus Richard Carranza . Carranza is chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, the largest school system in the nation. He is responsible for educating 1....

Author and illustrator Javaka Steptoe

Providing Unique Creative Lessons To Over 300 Area Teens

March 13, 2019

Authors and illustrators traveled a day early to the Tucson Festival of Books to take part in the Creative Arts Teen Summit.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

As a kick off to the Tucson Festival of Books, this collaborative event between the College of Education, UA Bookstores, and UA Early Academic Outreach happens quietly on the Friday of festival weekend. 340 local high school students...

Addressing the need for local teachers

Feb. 14, 2019

Our education program hopes to increase the number of qualified teachers in Arizona. Dean Johnson speaks to the specific challenges that come with fulfilling special education teaching certification. Please read this piece for AZPM, written by Emma Gibson: Need for Special Ed Teachers Stands Out in Ongoing General Shortage.

Inspiring education professionals

Feb. 14, 2019

Rufus Glasper, alumnus of our higher education doctorate program, was hosted by UA Alumni for a Cats in the Corner Office conversation this month. This conversation series features the professional lives of successful Wildcats.

Glasper, the current president and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College, spoke about his innovative projects and answered questions about leadership, being a student, and the future of...

Meet the Indigenous Thinkers Group

Dec. 19, 2018

Indigenous students from the College of Education are reinstating Indigenous Thinkers, an organization dedicated to all Indigenous graduate students in the College of Education. To learn more about the organization and upcoming events, add yourself to the listserv at indigenous_thinkers@list.arizona.edu and follow the group on Facebook .

Richard Carranza talks with other  UA Wildcats in New York City

Wildcats in NYC

Dec. 18, 2018

The College of Education and the UA Alumni Association co-hosted an event at the Chela Park Slope restaurant in Brooklyn to introduce our grad Richard Carranza to the Tri-State UA alumni. Carranza is now the chancellor of the New York City public schools, the largest school system in the nation. The 1,800 schools are responsible for educating 1.1 million students.

A native Tucsonan and dedicated educator for nearly 30 years, Carranza...

Amanda Cheromiah (center) with patrons Francesca & Javier López

Recognizing Outstanding Scholars

Dec. 18, 2018

Last month, we honored our Erasmus Circle members and their scholars during a reception that brings the two groups together so they can get to know one another. Erasmus Circle Scholars are outstanding students who show promise in their areas of study and contribute to their communities, the college, and the UA. Through the generosity of our donors, this year we honored 35 scholars.

The Erasmus Circle recognizes the most generous...