NEWS

Chief business officers increasingly agree that higher education is in the midst of a financial crisis, according to the 2017 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Business Officers. Professor and Department Head Gary Rhoades was quoted in this article about the subject.

Assistant Professor of Practice Mary Irwin, the director of Project SOAR, a mentoring program that builds relationships between middle school and college students...

Associate Dean and Professor Renée Clift was quoted in this story about a new law to fill classroom teaching positions by hiring people without any formal teacher training.

Earlier this month, more than 200 people swarmed the college's Cooper Center for Environmental Learning in the Tucson Mountains to learn about desert foods and see Sonoran Desert naturalist David Yetman, host of the long-running public television show, The Desert Speaks.

For the first time in the history of our college, students in the elementary teacher preparation program have the opportunity to do a portion of their student teaching abroad. We currently offer programs in Norway and China and are making plans to add a Spanish-speaking country to our offerings as soon as spring 2019. Travel broadens our outlook on the world, its people, and education.

Our Literacy, Learning, and Leadership majors represent a large portion of the undergraduates successfully adding internships to their college experience in preparation for their careers. We hosted a variety of community agencies at the College of Education Internship and Opportunity fair. Undergraduates were able to network and investigate internship opportunities by meeting representatives from many different organizations to learn just what an internship might entail.

Walter Doyle, interim head of the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies, has been awarded the American Educational Research Association's 2017 Legacy Award in its teaching and teacher education division. The award honors significant and exemplary contributions from leaders in the field.

Experience comes before explanation, students learned as part of the Experience, Patterns, Explanations presentation by Professor Kristin Gunckel.

Upcoming in March 2018 is Patty Anders’ retirement conference. Plan to bring a story, anecdote, memory, or joke to share, as a “Roast and Toast” in honor of Patty will kick off the events on March 8, 2018.

The conference, “Adolescent, Family, and Community Literacy: Mobilizing Strength Based Pedagogies,” invites teachers, community workers, and researchers to collaborate as a thought collective to connect theory and practice. It will be held March 9, 2018 from 8:30 to 5:30 pm.

The College of Education is proud to be part of a new initiative launched to bring more qualified K-12 teachers into Arizona's classrooms by providing teachers with a tuition scholarship. 

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced the Arizona Teachers Academy, which is offered at each of Arizona's public universities. Students in the program who teach in Arizona will have their tuition waived through a year-for-year tuition scholarship.

Take a look at the programs we offer in the academy here.