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TREC is Here!

Sept. 17, 2021

This semester marks the official launch of TREC (Tucson Regional Educator Collaborative)! TREC is a group of educators committed to supporting teacher professional development in the Tucson Region. TREC aims to build professional development capacity, increase teacher retention, and develop teacher leaders.

Learn more about TREC.

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UArizona launches new program to support Southern Arizona teachers

Aug. 4, 2021

The Tucson Regional Educator Collaborative has officially launched! KGUN 9 spoke with Tucson-area teachers and TREC Director Jen Kinser-Traut about how the new initiative is helping educators.

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Tucson teacher support program launches as in-person learning resumes

Aug. 4, 2021

KOLD joined the College for the Tucson Regional Educator Collaborative Launch Event. Learn more.

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Alumna Juliana Urtubey delivers Address to the Nation

July 14, 2021

Each year, the National Teacher of the Year has an opportunity to bring awareness to priorities that will make a direct impact on the students and communities they serve.

This year's National Teacher of the Year, Juliana Urtubey, a two-time alum of the College, is centering her priorities around how educators and communities can work together in...

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How Pathways to Teaching is bringing more teachers into Arizona school districts

June 28, 2021

KGUN 9 recently spoke with recent graduates of the Pathways to Teaching inaugural cohort about how the program — and the $1,000 monthly stipend — helped them accomplish their goals of becoming teachers. KGUN also spoke with Pathways to Teaching Director Marcy Wood about future plans...

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How Pathways to Teaching is addressing Arizona’s teacher shortage

June 7, 2021

Arizona's longtime teacher shortage is a key issue that the College's Pathways to Teaching program is hoping to address. The Arizona Daily Star spoke with Pathways Director Marcy Wood and recent graduates, Suzanne Mendoza and Kylie Grace Danvers-Gay, about the program.

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Sonja Lanehart named 2021 ACLS Digital Extension Grant awardee

June 1, 2021

We are excited to announce that Linguistics Professor Sonja Lanehart has been named a 2021 ACLS Digital Extension Grant awardee.

The Digital Extension Grant program supports collaborative, team-based humanities and interpretive social sciences projects that advance inclusive scholarly practices and promote greater understanding of diverse human experiences through digital research.


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First Sunnyside Pathways to Teaching cohort graduates

May 27, 2021

The first cohort of the college's Sunnyside Unified School District Pathways to Teaching program has officially graduated! Kylie Danvers-Gay, a graduate of the program, and Pathways Director Marcy Wood spoke with KOLD about the program and its...

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Valerie Shirley and Jeremy Garcia to lead new AERA section for Indigenous teaching and teacher education

May 27, 2021

Earlier this month ITEP Directors Valerie Shirley and Jeremy Garcia were awarded the college’s Outstanding Faculty Service/Outreach Award for their dedication to Indigenous education. Part of their commitment has included advocating for a stronger research focus on Indigenous education within the American Educational Research Association Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education.

After three years of meeting...