Fall 2017 visit from Nanjing Xiaozhuang and Nantong Universities

Oct. 5, 2017

Experience comes before explanation, students learned as part of the Experience, Patterns, Explanations presentation by Professor Kristin Gunckel.
The value of inquiry was emphasized in this lesson on science teacher preparation. Gunckel is taking part in Teacher Education for Excellence Study-Tour program, a collaboration with Nanjing Xiaozhuang and Nantong Universities. This program offers cultural experience and formal...

Save the date! Adolescent, Family, and Community Literacy: Mobilizing Strength-based Pedagogies

Oct. 3, 2017

Upcoming in March 2018 is Patty Anders’ retirement conference. Plan to bring a story, anecdote, memory, or joke to share, as a “Roast and Toast” in honor of Patty will kick off the events on March 8, 2018.

The conference, “Adolescent, Family, and Community Literacy: Mobilizing Strength Based Pedagogies,” invites teachers, community workers, and researchers to collaborate as a thought collective to connect theory and practice...

Arizona Teachers Academy

Sept. 27, 2017

The College of Education is proud to be part of a new initiative launched to bring more qualified K-12 teachers into Arizona's classrooms by providing teachers with a tuition scholarship. 

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced the Arizona Teachers Academy, which is offered at each of Arizona's public universities. Students in the program who teach in Arizona will have their tuition waived through a year-for-year tuition scholarship....

Upward Bound grant supports and empowers underserved students

June 5, 2017

For the first time, the UA will be able to offer the federally funded Upward Bound program. Supporting low-income and first-generation students, the College of Education is partnering with Tucson Unified School District to train high school students in academic preparation, field research and financial literacy. Read the UANews Article by La Monica...

Celebrating our Lindsey Interns

April 21, 2017

Paul Lindsey joined us in Worlds of Words on April 14th to honor the students named as Lindsey Interns for the 2016-17 school year. Lindsey Interns, at the graduate and undergraduate levels, build leadership and management skills through real-world experiences with public outreach programs.The interns each shared a bit about their service to the Tucson community and what it has meant to them.

Pictured (from left to right)Colin...

Turner recognized as leading expert in mathematics teacher education

April 3, 2017

Associate Professor Erin E. Turner was honored with the Distinguished Scholar Award, one of just three such awards across campus each year. The award acknowledges outstanding mid-career faculty who are leading experts in their fields. One of the reasons Turner received the award was due to the transformative innovations she has advanced in mathematics teacher education with the support of major national grants and noted publications. The...

Students attend the National Collegiate Leadership Conference

March 14, 2017

In February, twenty-five COE students, most from the Literacy Learning and Leadership major, attended the 2017 National Collegiate Leadership Conference. This annual conference is student-run and offers leadership skill building and training to the hundreds of students who attend from all over the U.S. Navigate with Purpose was the conference theme, woven through the various workshops and networking events. Amanda Tachine, an alumna...

New Endowment Honors Legacy of Outgoing Education Dean

Jan. 26, 2017

After 14 years of leadership, Ronald W. Marx will leave his position as dean of the College of Education on June 30 to pursue other scholarly interests.

"I began my education career working for Los Angeles Unified School District in 1966," Marx says. "This academic year marks the 51st year since I began in education – although in 1962, one of my jobs in the Army was to write lesson plans for how to fire 105 mm howitzers, but I am not...


Dec. 22, 2016

Longtime friend, supporter, and alumna Naomi Karp, who received an honorary degree from the college in 2010, was honored with the Leadership Award from the Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children. For 20 years, she served in the U.S. Department of Education, 10 as director of the Early Childhood Research Office. Today, she leads a First Things First early childhood professional development grant at United Way of Tucson.


Dec. 22, 2016

UA access and retention of Native American students is on the rise, thanks in part to our Native SOAR program. In 2015, the UA enrolled a total of 390 Native American undergraduates, a 16 percent increase from 2013. The retention rate for Native American first-year students increased 7 percentage points, from 64 percent in 2014 to 71 percent in 2015. Native SOAR (Student Outreach, Access, and Resiliency) has Native American freshmen serve as...