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Feature: Arizona Wildcat, Alumna Amanda Agate

Aug. 3, 2023

We would like to feature an Arizona Wildcat, let us introduce you to alumna Amanda Agate. She is a 2016 graduate with a degree in the Leadership and Learning Innovation B.S. program. Recently, Amanda was hired as the new Manager of South and Southeast Asia Programs for Arizona International.

“After graduating from the College of Education in Fall 2015, Amanda lived in Europe teaching ESL in different school systems. Returning after 3...

The debate on phonics

July 5, 2023

Recently, in a post written by University of Arizona College of Education Literacy Professor - Dr. David B. Yaden, David Reinking, and Peter Smagorinsky — looks at the debate on phonics in a different way than is most often voiced these days. It notes, among other things, that the National Reading Panel report of 2000, which is often cited in arguments for putting phonics front and center in school reading curriculum, says many things about...

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Sunnyside CATS welcome incoming first-year students and their families

June 30, 2023

Daniel Gastelum in education outreach and Gina Valencia from UA admissions worked with the Sunnyside CATS program to increase enrollment of SUSD students at the University of Arizona.

At our University Summer Welcome, designed specifically for the Sunnyside CATS incoming first-year students and their families, Superintendent Jose Gastelum and the Sunnyside mariachi, Los Diablitos started off the celebration. 

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Sarah Rose, May 2020 Elementary Bilingual Education Graduate

June 27, 2023

Let us introduce you to Sarah Rose who graduated May 2020 in Elementary Bilingual Education. Sarah is now serving in the Peace Corps as a teacher...

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Kristy Pahvahtyah, June Honoree

June 13, 2023

“I remember being so intrigued because it offered a program for teacher’s aides to help pay for college,” University of Arizona College of Education,...

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Graduating educators are excited to inspire the next generation

June 12, 2023

Recent University of Arizona College of Education graduates and newest cohort of educators are thrilled to inspire the next generation.

The College of Education Dean and two students were featured in the...

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UArizona receives $3M for retention and career prep programs for Hispanic students

June 9, 2023

The University of Arizona will receive $3 million for a new project aimed at strengthening retention, degree completion, career readiness and post-graduation success for Hispanic first-generation and low-income students.

"From our previous research and outreach at the Borderlands Education Center with undergraduate and graduate students, we know that they long for connections and contributions to our Hispanic and multicultural...

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Martha Canipe, NAU President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow

May 31, 2023

Please join the University of Arizona College of Education in congratulating Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies graduate, Martha Canipe (PhD 2016) who is now an associate professor of science education at Northern Arizona University was recently named an NAU President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow.

Congratulations, Martha!



TREC, 2nd annual June Summit

May 22, 2023

Join our partners at TREC for their 2nd annual June Summit! The theme of the summit is “Educators Reflecting to Energize and Celebrate” with a focus on birth—12th grade educators and those who support them. Involved in the planning are the four cohorts of TREC...

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Congratulations to the Chhieu family!

May 17, 2023

“I went to school, attended high school. And not knowing a single word of English is pretty scary, you know? After I graduated the opportunity wasn’t there for me to go to school. So, I had to go to work and earn a living,” Carol Kay said. “As my kids got older I said ‘I’m going to go back to school.’ Something I’ve always wanted to do.”

This past weekend, University of Arizona College of Education Leadership and Learning Innovation...