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Lia Falco & Kevin Henry

Inspiring colleagues and students

March 20, 2019

Lia Falco, assistant professor of disability and psychoeducational studies and Kevin Henry, assistant professor of educational policy studies and practice were selected as the 2019 Erasmus Circle Fellows. Given for demonstrated integrity in research, instruction, and service, the title of Erasmus Circle Fellow is one of the highest honors bestowed upon our faculty by the college.

haudley, cheromiah, valencia

Recognizing excellence in leadership

March 20, 2019

Three Center for the Study of Higher Education doctoral students, Amanda Cheromiah, Charlinda Haudley, and Bryant Valencia, have earned the prestigious honor of being named 2019 recipients of the Maria Teresa Velez Diversity Leadership Award. This award is given annually to graduate students who, through teaching, research, or outreach and service, demonstrate a commitment to furthering diversity in education, higher education, and the...

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...

Education Building

Our rehabilitation counseling program is ranked No. 4 in the nation

March 13, 2019

U.S. News & World Report ranked our rehabilitation counseling program No. 4 in the nation among public universities! Each year, the publication ranks schools and programs in business, education, engineering, law, nursing, and medicine. The rankings in these six areas are based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.

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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...

Sam Steen

Advancing the field of group work in counseling

March 4, 2019

This month, Disability and Psychoeducational Studies Associate Professor Sam Steen will receive the Professional Advancement Award from the Association for Specialists in Group Work, a division of the American Counseling Association.

The Professional Advancement Award recognizes Steen as outstanding in his work to advance the field...

Professor Linda Shaw

Excelling in research contributions

Feb. 27, 2019

The American Rehabilitation Counseling Association names Professor of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies Linda Shaw recipient of the James F. Garrett Award for a Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research.

Championing education

Feb. 14, 2019

Assistant Professor Vega received big-screen recognition from President Robbins at the Washington State vs UA men’s basketball game. She was named as an Arizona Champion for her work as a faculty member in education who advocates for the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Leading in the field of behavioral disorders

Feb. 14, 2019

Professor Umbreit received the Outstanding Leadership Award in the field of behavior disorders from the Council for Exceptional Children with Behavioral Disorders, for his significant contributions in the field. Former student Candace Gann attests, “I would not be where I am today in my academic career if it were not for Dr. John Umbreit.”