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Studying Abroad: Student teaching in another culture

March 20, 2019

The International Student Teaching Program, a new program at the UA operated by our college and Study Abroad, was established last year for students studying elementary education and mild to moderate special education at the university. The program, which is coordinated by the college's Maggie Shafer and Sylvia Munsen, provides UA students with an...

Group photo of the 2019 AWARDSS program fellows

Conducting educational research as students

March 8, 2019

The Access, Wellness, and Relational Determinants of School Success program at the University of Arizona named 12 new students, including seven from the College of Education, for the 2019 fellowship.

The AWARDSS training program provides UA upper-level undergraduate students, recent graduates, and current master’s students with experience in conducting educational research while preparing participants for doctoral study. During the...

Louis Moll

Highest Accolades Earned by Professor Emeritus Moll

Dec. 19, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Luis Moll, who is the recipient of the 2018 George and Louise Spindler Award. The Spindler Award is granted to scholars and practitioners whose achievements in educational anthropology have significantly advanced the quality of the design or delivery of educational services.
Moll is...

Joseph Sturm and Thea Van Gorp at the Intern Poster Session

Taking Pride in Community Internships

Dec. 18, 2018

Every semester, Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies Associate Professor of Practice Crystal Soltero hosts a Literacy, Learning, and Leadership Internship Poster Session to offer our students the chance to have their internship questions answered by fellow students who are current interns. At this semester's Internship Poster Session, there were Literacy, Learning, and Leadership interns from a wide range of community organizations,...

Enriching students' lives through tennis, in Arizona border towns

Dec. 10, 2018

At the start of December, students in TLS 355, along with Assistant Professors Ostermeyer and Harris, took part in a binational tennis rally for border youth in Nogales, Sonora. The event was hosted by Border Youth Tennis Exchange, known informally as BYTE. The experience offered a lens to viewing leadership in informal education and...

Sports field

Announcing Our New Minor: Recreation and Sport in Communities, Parks, and Schools

Nov. 16, 2018

Recreation and sport activities provide countless benefits for communities and people of all ages. Our new minor not only prepares students for potential careers in recreation, sports, and parks, but challenges them to think critically about issues impacting their communities. Educational inequities in the United States are often exacerbated by unequal access to quality after-school programming, as well as extracurricular and summer...

Decorating calaveras at a local bakery

Learning local community culture

Nov. 16, 2018

Student teachers from the college's early childhood education program visited La Estrella Bakery to learn about one of the most celebrated traditions in Mexico: Día de los Muertos. The class was led by Franco sisters Erica and Isabel, who shared stories about growing up in the bakery. Their parents opened La Estrella in 1986. Students learned about Día de los Muertos traditions like the making of the altar and pan de muerto. In honor of their...

Opportunity for graduate students to present research

Nov. 14, 2018

The 32nd annual Teaching, Learning, & Sociocultural Studies (TLS) Graduate Student Colloquy will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The colloquy is an opportunity for graduate students from across departments and programs to present research.

We welcome our keynote speaker, Angela Calabrese Barton, a professor in Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Her research is grounded in the intersections of...

ITEP student taking notes during lesson with Dr. Norma Gonzalez

Preparing Indigenous Elementary Teachers for STEM Instruction

Nov. 7, 2018

Our Indigenous Teacher Education Project has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will double the number of Native American students in the program, establish new tribal partnerships and support a new focus on STEM education. Only 6 percent of American Indians earned a bachelor's degree in science and engineering disciplines in 2014, and in 2016, only 3 percent of Native American students in Arizona met the...

Pursuing a goal to give back

Nov. 6, 2018

Natalie Aileen Larez comes to the University of Arizona from Douglas, Arizona, a small town southeast of Tucson on the border of Mexico. With two older brothers, a younger sister, and a handful of younger cousins, she set out to pave a path as a first-generation college student. She started at the UA as a public health major but she quickly realized she wanted to make a shift while working for the College Academy for Parents . Her job there...