Dean and Professor Bruce Johnson was featured on podcast

Feb. 1, 2020

Dean and Professor Bruce Johnson was featured on this podcast, The Rural Scoop, about what the college offers to rural teachers and potential rural teachers. One of the topics he touched upon was our Teach Arizona program, which is...

Congratulations Letty Molina-Gutierrez!

Letty Molina-Gutierrez Wins 2019-2020 NACADA Regional and University of Arizona Awards

Jan. 2, 2020

Congratulations to Senior Academic Advisor Letty Molina-Gutierrez on being named the winner of both the 2019-2020 NACADA UA Excellence in Academic Advising Award in the Emerging Professional category and the NACADA Winner of Region 10 Excellence in Advising in the New Advisor category. We are so proud of you, Letty, and are so lucky to have you as an advocate for our students! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the college...

Sherard Robbins named 2019 40 under 40 winner

Nov. 1, 2019

Congratulations to Associate Director of Equity & Inclusion for Community Engagement Sherard Robbins, who was recently named a 40 under 40 winner for 2019! He and the other winners will be honored on December 2 at the 40 Under 40 Awards Breakfast Celebration hosted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star.

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Assistant Dean Sara Chavarria was named an Arizona Champion

Nov. 1, 2019

Assistant Dean Sara Chavarria (center, in red shirt) was named an Arizona Champion by the Appointed Professionals Advisory Council for her efforts to increase college access to first-generation students and students with limited financial means. Chavarria and other Arizona Champions were celebrated during the homecoming football game...

Connecting to culture through archaeology

June 19, 2019

Local high school students and educators visited Casa Grande Nation Monument recently as part of a collaboration our college is newly involved in. Linking Southwest Heritage Through Archaeology (LSWHTA) is a program that connects youth from the southwest to their cultural histories using regional archaeology as a bridge. This program offers students and teachers the opportunity for hands-on, behind...


June 19, 2019

As powerful geographic information systems and technologies revolutionize planning and operations in the military, the University of Arizona has launched a project to encourage ROTC students and student veterans to pursue careers as scientists and engineers with the U.S. Navy. Led by the College of Education's Sara Chavarria, an interdisciplinary team has launched "NAVy Intelligence through Geospatial Applications and TEchnology," or NAVIGATE...

Teachers in Industry

June 19, 2019

With over 90% of participating teachers remaining in their profession for at least three years after participation, this innovative project offers teachers a combination of paid summer work experience in Arizona businesses and intensive coursework, leading to either professional development credit or a master’s degree. At the same time, it aims to retain excellent teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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Human-Ecological Learning, Activism, and Community Justice

June 19, 2019

When one is learning in a high school classroom about the history of a local water contamination disaster, Corey Knox examines how the environmental issue might be framed.
The aftermath of a widespread groundwater contamination resulted in severe and ongoing health issues, lawsuits, and designation as federal Superfund site of an area that housed primarily Latinx neighborhoods.
Through research,...

Education has a part in new Biofuels Center

June 19, 2019

What if the arid southwest could yield crops that were profitable and drought friendly? The College of Education’s Sara Chavarria is collaborating on the Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) project led by University of Arizona professor Kim Ogden on the mass production of new biofuels and bioproducts in the Southwestern U.S.  The five-year grant of up to $15 million from the U.S. Department of...

15th Annual Erasmus Circle Donor Recognition Reception

Presenting the Erasmus Circle Outstanding Achievement in Education Award

May 28, 2019

The 15th Annual Erasmus Circle Donor Recognition Reception, held at the beautiful home of Paul Lindsey and Kathy Alexander, honored our donors who support the College of Education.

The evening included a presentation on urban public education in the Age of Reform by alumnus Richard Carranza. Carranza is chancellor of the New York City...