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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 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.

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...

Bryant Valencia

Celebrating the work and progress made in improving the lives of boys and young men of color

March 4, 2019

Thanks to an Instagram video, doctoral student Bryant Valencia now gets to meet President Barack Obama , John Legend , and Stephen Curry . The Educational Policy Studies & Practice doctoral student created the Instagram video for a competition for the Obama Foundation's My Brother's Keeper Alliance conference, known as MBK Rising! He and 21 other video-contest winners received free tickets, travel, and accommodations to attend the MBK...

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 of group work through the development of the Achieving Success Everyday (ASE) group counseling model....

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.

Inspiring education professionals

Feb. 14, 2019

Rufus Glasper, alumnus of our higher education doctorate program, was hosted by UA Alumni for a Cats in the Corner Office conversation this month. This conversation series features the professional lives of successful Wildcats.

Glasper, the current president and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College, spoke about his innovative projects and answered questions about leadership, being a student, and the future of...