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Improving bilingual school psychologists’ delivery of psychological services to English Language Learners

June 19, 2019

School psychologists work with a broad range of youth and young adults. Students and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds could benefit from enhanced bilingual school psychology training. What does a bilingual school psychologist’s training experience look like? How does that training tie into cultural competency? Desiree Vega and her research team, including doctoral students...

Youth Purpose as a Framework for Supporting STEM Engagement in Adolescence

June 19, 2019

In order to make classroom experiences successful in interesting youth in STEM careers, students must be able to view the content as personally meaningful and connect it to real-world concerns. Developing a sense of purpose may increase students’ motivation to learn by helping them to see how the knowledge they gain in school will be useful in the future to make an impact in the community. Lia Falco, in...

Center on Literacy and Deafness

June 19, 2019

The Center on Literacy and Deafness is a multi-university Center funded by the Institute of Educational Sciences. The UA research team includes Shirin D. AntiaM. Christina Rivera, Jennifer Catalano, and Janna Dunagan. Their collaborations work toward the identification of instructional variables that influence Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) children's learning of...

Gabriel Martinez, photo credit Mari Cleven

Creating Community in our Deaf Studies Major

April 19, 2019

Transfer student Gabriel Martinez found his second family at the UA as a deaf studies major. He plans to pursue a master's degree in higher education and eventually work in disability resources at a university. Read the full story by Alexis Blue, University Communications.

Desiree Vega in standing in front of Old Main

Enhancing the University’s Leadership Capacity

April 15, 2019

Assistant Professor Desiree Vega is selected as a 2019-20 HSI Fellow. The program serves as one of many strategies to strengthen the University of Arizona’s institutional capacity and exceeds the federal criteria required to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Lia Falco & Kevin Henry

Inspiring colleagues and students

March 20, 2019

Lia Falco, assistant professor of disability and psychoeducational studies and Kevin Henry, assistant professor of educational policy studies and practice were selected as the 2019 Erasmus Circle Fellows. Given for demonstrated integrity in research, instruction, and service, the title of Erasmus Circle Fellow is one of the highest honors bestowed upon our faculty by the college.

Education Building

Our rehabilitation counseling program is ranked No. 4 in the nation

March 13, 2019

U.S. News & World Report ranked our rehabilitation counseling program No. 4 in the nation among public universities! Each year, the publication ranks schools and programs in business, education, engineering, law, nursing, and medicine. The rankings in these six areas are based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.

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Sam Steen

Advancing the field of group work in counseling

March 4, 2019

This month, Disability and Psychoeducational Studies Associate Professor Sam Steen will receive the Professional Advancement Award from the Association for Specialists in Group Work, a division of the American Counseling Association.

The Professional Advancement Award recognizes Steen as outstanding in his work to advance the field...

Professor Linda Shaw

Excelling in research contributions

Feb. 27, 2019

The American Rehabilitation Counseling Association names Professor of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies Linda Shaw recipient of the James F. Garrett Award for a Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research.

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.