Amanda Tachine

Our Grad Recognized by President Obama

April 7, 2016

Amanda Tachine , who earned a doctorate in higher education in in 2015, was recognized by President Barack Obama for her work in the Native American community. Read more here . Amanda also wrote an opinion piece that appeared in the Huffington Post .

People News 2016

April 7, 2016

February 2016

Professor Kris Bosworth was interviewed on KJZZ Radio about anti-bullying resources for teachers. Listen . Assistant Professor Ozan Jaquette's research was cited in a series of articles in The Washington Post about out-of-state students at public universities. Read more .

Associate Professor Francesca Lopez' research on factors that have proven to be important to the success of public schools was recently...

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...