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Addressing the need for local teachers

Feb. 14, 2019

Our education program hopes to increase the number of qualified teachers in Arizona. Dean Johnson speaks to the specific challenges that come with fulfilling special education teaching certification. Please read this piece for AZPM, written by Emma Gibson: Need for Special Ed Teachers Stands Out in Ongoing General Shortage.

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.”

Louis Moll

Highest Accolades Earned by Professor Emeritus Moll

Dec. 19, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Luis Moll , who is the recipient of the 2018 George and Louise Spindler Award . The Spindler Award is granted to scholars and practitioners whose achievements in educational anthropology have significantly advanced the quality of the design or delivery of educational services. Moll is the fourth College of Education recipient of the Spindler Award. Our previous recipients include Professor Emeritus Norma...

Meet the Indigenous Thinkers Group

Dec. 19, 2018

Indigenous students from the College of Education are reinstating Indigenous Thinkers, an organization dedicated to all Indigenous graduate students in the College of Education. To learn more about the organization and upcoming events, add yourself to the listserv at indigenous_thinkers@list.arizona.edu and follow the group on Facebook .

Researching adolescent academic engagement

Dec. 18, 2018

Disability & Psychoeducational Studies doctoral student Jaclyn Wolf attended the California Association of School Psychologists conference in San Diego in early November to present her research, Neighborhood risk and unsafe schools in relation to Latinx adolescents' academic engagement: Social cohesion and school respect as protective factors . Her findings indicate neighborhood and school risk, and protective factors are important to...

Joseph Sturm and Thea Van Gorp at the Intern Poster Session

Taking Pride in Community Internships

Dec. 18, 2018

Every semester, Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies Associate Professor of Practice Crystal Soltero hosts a Literacy, Learning, and Leadership Internship Poster Session to offer our students the chance to have their internship questions answered by fellow students who are current interns. At this semester's Internship Poster Session, there were Literacy, Learning, and Leadership interns from a wide range of community organizations,...

Richard Carranza talks with other  UA Wildcats in New York City

Wildcats in NYC

Dec. 18, 2018

The College of Education and the UA Alumni Association co-hosted an event at the Chela Park Slope restaurant in Brooklyn to introduce our grad Richard Carranza to the Tri-State UA alumni. Carranza is now the chancellor of the New York City public schools, the largest school system in the nation. The 1,800 schools are responsible for educating 1.1 million students.

A native Tucsonan and dedicated educator for nearly 30 years, Carranza...

Amanda Cheromiah (center) with patrons Francesca & Javier López

Recognizing Outstanding Scholars

Dec. 18, 2018

Last month, we honored our Erasmus Circle members and their scholars during a reception that brings the two groups together so they can get to know one another. Erasmus Circle Scholars are outstanding students who show promise in their areas of study and contribute to their communities, the college, and the UA. Through the generosity of our donors, this year we honored 35 scholars.

The Erasmus Circle recognizes the most generous...

Enriching students' lives through tennis, in Arizona border towns

Dec. 10, 2018

At the start of December, students in TLS 355, along with Assistant Professors Ostermeyer and Harris, took part in a binational tennis rally for border youth in Nogales, Sonora. The event was hosted by Border Youth Tennis Exchange, known informally as BYTE . The experience offered a lens to viewing leadership in informal education and showed how creative activities and sports can cross borders larger than tennis nets.

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