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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Old Main in a lightning storm

Striking talent

Nov. 6, 2018

Hats off to Emma Mendenhall for her beautiful photo of Old Main, which was featured in a full-page layout in the recent issue of the Arizona Alumni Magazine. Not only is she our coordinator for development and alumni in the college, Emma also runs her own photography business. View more of her work here.

Design process professional development, teachers

Filling the need for quality professional development for teachers in our region

Oct. 29, 2018

Teachers should have access to high quality resources to continually improve in their profession and advance in their careers. Schools and districts provide important professional development for their teachers, but they are limited by resource and time constraints, so they must focus on school or district priorities. In order to meet the broad need for high quality professional development of the diverse range and skillset of individual...

President Robbins, Jerry Short, Professor Kathy Short, and Dean Johnson

Ensuring leading scholarship in support of a solid future for the Worlds of Words collection.

Oct. 29, 2018
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 We are pleased to be the recipient of one of the largest gifts in the history of the College of Education. A $1 million gift has been made to support our Worlds of Worlds, the largest collection of global literature for children and young adults in the nation, and the second largest in the world.
The gift was made by the collection's

Vicky Capin, Amanda Robertson, and Jim Capin (left to right)

Getting to Know You: Scholarship Breakfast 2018

Oct. 29, 2018

A record crowd of more than 200 attended our annual Scholarship Donor Appreciation Breakfast, an event that creates an opportunity for scholarship donors and their student recipients to meet and get to know each other. Our guest speaker was the college's ...