News

Wilber Wildcat in a construction hat

Renovation Update

Sept. 17, 2021

We are thrilled to report that the renovation to our main lobby space is continuing at an exciting pace. The walls have officially come down to make room for the new student lounge, workspace, group project rooms, kitchen, outdoor patio, and offices for advisors, support staff, and our alumni council. We will continue to update you as construction progresses! 

TREC logo

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.

Student jumping up with a fist pump in front of old main

Online BSE Mild Moderate Disabilities Coming Spring 2022

Sept. 17, 2021

The Mild to Moderate Disabilities major includes instruction on working with students with autism spectrum disorders, learning and intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders. The Bachelor of Science in Education in Mild to Moderate Disabilities at the University of Arizona is a 60-credit program for aspiring special education teachers, and will now be offered to Arizona residents through Arizona Online. 

shelf of books

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.

classroom full of people featured on news

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.

Juliana Urtubey headshot

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...

Jenny Lee headshot

Professor Jenny Lee to co-lead new joint research project by the Committee of 100 and The University of Arizona

July 12, 2021

Last month, the Committee of 100 and The University of Arizona announced a new joint research project that will explore how research and academics have been affected by the limitations that the U.S. government has placed on international exchange with China.

The study, co-led by Professor Jenny Lee, will have a special focus on the impact on professors and researchers who are of Chinese descent....

Marcy Wood headshot

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...

Nolan Cabrera headshot

Nolan Cabrera on Juneteenth and Critical Race Theory

June 21, 2021

Professor Nolan Cabrera spoke with Arizona Public Media about how dismantling the structural issues of systemic racism, rather than an oversimplification of Juneteenth, is critical in order to truly move the conversation forward.

John Haupt and Jenny Lee headshots

How the pandemic is changing global science collaborations

June 16, 2021

Professor Jenny Lee recently spoke with Nature about her work with John Haupt, a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education program, that analyzes the increased collaboration between the United States and China on both COVID-19 papers and non-COVID-19 science.