People News 2015

April 7, 2016

October 2015

What does it mean to be white? MTV's "White People" is a documentary on race that aims to answer the question from the viewpoint of young white people living in America today. Assistant Professor Nolan Cabrera was featured in the documentary and can be found at about 18 minutes into the video. Watch it here . Cabrera also was named to the Arizona Daily Star 40 under 40, which recognizes young leaders in the community....

Wisdom Keeper

April 7, 2016

In the Navajo culture, teachers are revered as "wisdom keepers," entrusted with the young to help them grow and learn. This is how Tia Tsosie Begay approaches her work as a fourth-grade teacher at a small public school on the outskirts of Tucson. Begay, one of our elementary education graduates and a current grad student in our educational leadership program, was named one of National Public Radio's 50 Great Teachers.

Listen to the...

Project FOCUS graduates

Project FOCUS Crowdfunding a Success

April 7, 2016

Launching its first-ever crowdfunding effort, Project FOCUS — a post-high school option for students who have intellectual disabilities — had a goal of raising $29,055, which would be used to pay student mentors. When the last day arrived, the crowdfunding effort had raised more than $34,000!

Here's more on the important work this effort funded.

New Degree in Mild to Moderate Special Education

April 7, 2016

We now offer a 38-unit master of arts degree designed to prepare graduates to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities. The program, which begins this summer, is accredited by the Arizona Department of Education. Students who successfully complete the master's degree and student teaching are eligible to apply for the Provisional Mild Moderate (K-12) Special Education Teaching Certificate in Arizona. Learn more here .

Professor Bosworth's Research May Be Expanded to Nogales, Arizona

April 7, 2016

For more than a decade, Professor Kris Bosworth's research has focused on positive school climate, which enhances learning and promotes a college-going culture. Her research was featured in the fall issue of the college's Imagine Research magazine. (Read the article here .)

Not long after we sent out Imagine in October, the president of the Nogales Unified School District Board picked up the magazine, read the Bosworth article, and...

Sports and Wellness Camp

April 7, 2016

Disability & Psychoeducational Studies Assistant Professor Michael T. Hartley launched a sports and wellness camp for veterans with spinal-cord injuries and diseases two years ago, and it continues to be a much sought-after program. Participants came from as far as Florida for the camp, which integrated wheelchair basketball, rugby, cycling, scuba diving, a digital storytelling project, and a scavenger hunt. The college hosts the camp in...

Students and Poor Sleeping Habits

April 7, 2016

In middle school, children either develop an affinity for math and science or begin believing they do not possess the mental agility necessary to succeed in these subjects. But if students want to become nurses, physicians, software developers, engineers, business intelligence analysts, and other high-in-demand specialists, these subjects are important entry points. Associate Professor Michelle Perfect and a UA team are working to circumvent...

People News 2015

April 7, 2016

December 2015

Elementary education alumna and current educational psychology graduate student Lauren Pierce was quoted in The Washington Post about a new app that aims to turn monotonous exercise into fun. A former cross-country athlete in high school and current coach of high school distance runners, she enjoys marathons and triathlons, and she credits the app with helping her become a faster runner. She likes the app so much that...

students on UA Mall

Mexican American Studies Research Article Receives Award

April 6, 2016

In 2014, College of Education faculty members Jeffrey Milem (now the education dean at the University of California, Santa Barbara), Nolan Cabrera, Ozan Jaquette, and Ron Marx published the article, Missing the (Student Achievement) Forest for All the (Political) Trees: Empiricism and the Mexican American Studies Controversy in Tucson in the American Educational Research Journal. The research article was based on the results of HB 2281, which...

Poe & the Hollow Crown by Kristie Atwood

We're Abuzz with Literacy and the Tucson Festival of Books!

March 29, 2016

The college is proud of its involvement with the Tucson Festival of Books, a community-wide celebration of literature. All proceeds from the festival are used to sustain the event and support local literacy programs, such as Reading Seed, Literacy Connects, and UA Literacy Outreach Programs. Since 2009, the festival has contributed more than $1,050,000 to agencies that improve literacy in the community.

This year's festival is March...