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Enhancing the University’s Leadership Capacity

April 15, 2019

Assistant Professor Desiree Vega is selected as a 2019-20 HSI Fellow. The program serves as one of many strategies to strengthen the University of Arizona’s institutional capacity and exceeds the federal criteria required to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Worlds of Words Window Art

Opening worlds through pages in a book

April 10, 2019

As an expert in youth literature, professor Kathy Short has held a passion for books since she was a child. Worlds of Words , the country's largest collection of global children's books, has grown from that passion and Short’s desire to connect children and books.

This literature collection aims to build bridges across global cultures and acts as a training ground for preservice and classroom teachers to learn how to use more diverse...

Pictured, left to right: Paola Cruz, Anna Gerwig, Alex Hulslander, Lacey Nehls

Engaging our community with literacy outreach

March 21, 2019

Worlds of Words is a feature of the children/teen section at the Tucson Festival of Books. The WOW booth at the festival promotes global understandings through children’s literature and invites community members to visit the collection to expand their knowledge on global perspectives. In order to connect with the community at the festival, Worlds of Words intern, Lacy Nehls and her team engaged patrons in a space theme, Take One Giant Leap by...

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 opportunity to gain student teaching experience in China, Norway, or Mexico. Participants teach...

Wings in the Desert

March 20, 2019

Cooper Center for Environmental Learning was selected by the Angel Charity for Children for their $10,000 scholarship award. The impact of this award is tremendous and will fund overnight field trips at Cooper for 940 elementary students during the 2019-20 school year. These students from low-income schools and neighborhoods will have the opportunity to spend time in the Sonoran Desert, learning lessons in earth education first-hand....

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

UA College of Education’s rehabilitation counseling program ranked No. 4 in US News Best Grad Schools Rankings

March 13, 2019

U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Arizona College of Education's rehabilitation counseling program tied for No. 4 among public universities in its latest list of graduate programs. Each year, U.S. News 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...

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...