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While practicing teaching in a classroom, Mark will earn a bachelor's degree in elementary education within a 17 month period.

July 26, 2022

"I'm looking forward to the kids. I love working with kids. I love helping shape young minds."

In just a few short weeks, students will be returning to the classroom where University of Arizona College of Education Pathways to Teaching student, Mark Anthony Ferguson will be teaching. While practicing teaching in a classroom, Mark will earn a bachelor's degree in elementary...

Sonja Lanehart featured on NPR's Morning Edition

July 26, 2022

"Differences in language evolve from separation, said Sonja Lanehart, a professor of linguistics at The University of Arizona and a member of the dictionary advisory board. Those barriers can be geographical, like oceans or mountains, she said, but they can also be social or institutional. “In this country,” she said, “descendants of Americans who were enslaved, they grew up, they developed, they lived in separate spaces. Even though they...

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Congratulations, Karla Crespo!

July 20, 2022

Pathways to Teaching is a new, innovative University of Arizona College of Education Teacher Preparation Program that seeks to “grow our own” teachers by supporting district partner-area residents in earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an ESL endorsement.

Pathways to Teaching Cohort, Karla Crespo was able to get hands-on teaching experience, while earning her degree in the pathways program within a 17-month period...

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Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural studies graduate student awarded over $2K in funds for research, writing project

May 26, 2022

University of Arizona College of Education graduate student Sherilyn Analla has been working on a research project to help her shape her query, which got her $2,500 in funding from the Native Nations Institute. It’s called The 'Indigenous Motherhood Pedagogy' writing project, in which Sherilyn is working with Indigenous early childhood teachers who are mothers and teach in their own tribal preschools, and they...

CATS Recruitment Partnership with Sunnyside Unified School District

May 25, 2022

Felisia Tagaban-Gaskin, Karina Salazar, Nadia Rodriguez, and Valerie Shirley were awarded more than $36,000 to continue their work in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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Caitlin Scott and her experience with the Arizona Teaching Fellows Program

May 25, 2022

Graduate Caitlin Scott spoke with KGUN 9 On Your Side about her experience in the Arizona Teaching Fellows Program and the goal to fill the teacher gap.

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Dr. Sheilah Nicholas has been awarded The University of Arizona Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award

May 16, 2022

University of Arizona College of Education Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies, Dr. Sheilah Nicholas has been awarded The University of Arizona Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award.

Dr. Nicholas is being recognized as an instructor who demonstrates a long-standing commitment to teaching and mentoring of graduate and professional students.

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Dr. David B. Yaden Jr. is the next Jewell M. Lewis Distinguished Professorship in Literacy

May 6, 2022

After the review of his proposal for a scientific conference/summit on literacy acquisition, development, and pedagogy, University of Arizona College of Education Dr. David B. Yaden Jr. is...

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Sunnyside CATS Awarded Provost Investment Fund

May 6, 2022

Felisia Tagaban-Gaskin, Karina Salazar, Nadia Rodriguez, and Valerie Shirley were awarded more than $36,000 to continue their work in the Sunnyside school district. Their proposal was entitled Embodying Hispanic- and Native-Servingness through Local Partnerships: Strengthening UArizona’s Investment to the Sunnyside Unified School District. The effort was supported by Bruce Johnson, Kasandra Urquidez, Iliana Reyes,...