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Arizona Teachers Academy

Sept. 27, 2017

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....

Celebrating our Lindsey Interns

April 21, 2017

Paul Lindsey joined us in Worlds of Words on April 14th to honor the students named as Lindsey Interns for the 2016-17 school year. Lindsey Interns, at the graduate and undergraduate levels, build leadership and management skills through real-world experiences with public outreach programs.The interns each shared a bit about their service to the Tucson community and what it has meant to them.

Pictured (from left to right)Colin...

New Endowment Honors Legacy of Outgoing Education Dean

Jan. 26, 2017

After 14 years of leadership, Ronald W. Marx will leave his position as dean of the College of Education on June 30 to pursue other scholarly interests.

"I began my education career working for Los Angeles Unified School District in 1966," Marx says. "This academic year marks the 51st year since I began in education – although in 1962, one of my jobs in the Army was to write lesson plans for how to fire 105 mm howitzers, but I am not...

Successful annual wine harvest homecoming reception

Dec. 7, 2016

The college Alumni Council's second annual Wine Harvest Homecoming Reception was a huge success. About 120 guests came to honor our Alumna of the Year, Danielle Thu '72 '95, and our Professional Achievement Alumna Award recipient, Gina Murphy-Darling '79 (aka Mrs. Green). Both were flattered to receive awards and spoke about being proud College of Education graduates. The Alumni Council was surprised to receive the Alumni Association's UA...

NAVIGATE: SPECIALIZED TRAINING GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY

Nov. 30, 2016

The UA 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 our Assistant Dean for Research Development and Outreach Sara Chavarria, an interdisciplinary team launched "NAVy Intelligence through Geospatial Applications and TEchnology," or NAVIGATE, a three-year project with more than $748,000 in funding from the Office of Naval Research...

What We're Doing to Keep Teachers Teaching

June 15, 2016

Last year, the nation's teacher-preparation programs produced more than 300,000 new professional educators. However, close to 50 percent leave the profession during their first five years of teaching. Some of the reasons teachers leave the profession include low pay and an ever-increasing emphasis on testing, leaving little time for instruction.

Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies Department Head Bruce Johnson adds, "Thirty...

$1.1 Million Grant to Help Retain STEM students

April 19, 2016

College of Education Director of Outreach Sara Chavarria, who also is the assistant director of the STEM Learning Center, was featured in...

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Cats @ the Capitol

April 19, 2016

The UA Alumni Association, in partnership with the UA Office of Government and Community Relations, hosted the 2016 Cats @ the Capitol in January in Phoenix. Six College of Education alumni and staff joined more than 60 members of AdvoCats to meet with state government officials to discuss issues affecting the UA and to advocate for the legislative agenda developed by the Arizona Board of Regents and the presidents of the three state...

Passport to High School Students

Making the Dream of College Less Intimidating

April 19, 2016

On their first day of Passport to High School, soon-to-be high school students Natalee Mercado, Kali Noudelman, Aijaz Wahab, and Rueshil Fadia (left to right) look for UA historical points of interest as part of a map-reading activity. "We focus on buildings with historical significance for this activity," says College of Education Director of Outreach Sara Chavarria, who oversees the program, which empowers graduating eighth-graders from low...

The Importance of Community Involvement in Teaching

March 29, 2016

The quality of our future depends largely on the quality of today's education. Those who will solve the world's toughest challenges are likely studying, right now, in classrooms across the United States.

Teaching has never been more vital to our future. Yet, our state and country face serious challenges that prevent teachers from thriving. Young teachers often land in distressed schools that test their resolve. Many leave the...