The UA, a home for Indigenous students everywhere

Feb. 28, 2022

The university moves with intention in regards to Native American students’ needs, making it a leading institution for this group. Read more.

Nadia Álvarez Mexia encourages her students to never stop being authentic

Feb. 28, 2022

Nadia Álvarez Mexia became the first Latino, Mexican and migrant woman hired as assistant professor of practice in the University of Arizona’s W.A. Franke Honors College. Her new position as director of transborder education initiatives was recently created as part of the College of Education....

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We Need Indigenous Peoples’ Higher Ed Data – And Air Conditioners, Too

Feb. 28, 2022

Many aspects of Indigenous peoples’ lives are invisible – our sovereign lands and boundaries, our right to self-determination and our proud customs. Also mostly invisible is our data on educational attainment – a fact that diminishes our voices as national policies for improving higher education are debated and discussed. ...

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Indigenizing Education

Feb. 2, 2022

Congratulations to Jeremy Garcia and Valerie Shirley on the release of their much anticipated book, Indigenizing Education!!

New Book Information

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A partnership blooms after UA dissertation highlights recruitment biases in higher ed

Jan. 31, 2022

Dr. Karina Salazar is an assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the UA and was in the department's doctoral program. As a doctoral student, she asked in her 2019 dissertation how universities recruit and which students they tried to woo. Read more about...

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Two Education Students Awarded Centennial Achievement

Dec. 10, 2021

Congratulations to two students in the College of Education who have received a 2021 Centennial Achievement Award.

This year’s COE honorees are Felisia Tagaban Gaskin, a Doctoral candidate in Higher Education from the Center for the Study of Higher Education, and Leo Montiel Corrales, who is pursuing an MA in Counseling. 

Centennial Achievement Awards are presented to undergraduate students who demonstrate integrity,...


AAPLAC Conference 2022

Nov. 18, 2021

The College of Education through the Deans Office is hosting the 33rd Annual Conference “Cultural Awareness and Social Justice” organized by the Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and Caribbean (AAPLAC). This conference is a hybrid model that offers presentations, discussions, and a cultural excursion. More details...

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Support Project FOCUS

Nov. 18, 2021

Over the past 10 years, Project FOCUS has helped 88 students with disabilities to access inclusive college classes (in-person, hybrid, and online), increase employability skills, and develop social networks. We are thrilled to have 32 peer mentors and 15 students on campus this school year! To get involved and help support Project FOCUS for years to come,...

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Mexican Consulate in Tucson and Deans Office

Nov. 18, 2021

Consul of Mexico in Tucson, Rafael Barceló Durazo, visited the College of Education to discuss potential educational and community collaborations for students, faculty and staff. During his visit, Consul Barceló had the opportunity to learn about different CoE initiatives and projects. He also visited the Community and Resources in Early Childhood Teacher Education (CREATE) and Worlds of Words (WOW) Library. 

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Dia de los Muertos in the Community

Nov. 18, 2021

Our Community of Practice for our Early Childhood project hosted a hybrid Dia de los Muertos event with students at La Estrella bakery. This tradition brings together graduate and undergraduate ECE students each year, and we were thrilled to be back in person!