Norwood Hall at Radford

Kudos to Amanda Bozack

June 28, 2016

Alumna Amanda Bozack, who graduated with a doctorate in 2008, is the new director of the School of Teacher Education and Leadership in the College of Education and Human Development at Radford University in Virginia.

The Transformation Continues

June 28, 2016

The Arizona Minority Student Progress Report 2016: The Transformation Continues, written by Educational Policy Studies & Practice Professor Jeff Milem (now the College of Education dean at the University of California Santa Barbara) and graduate students W. Patrick Bryan and Karina G. Salazar, details trends in demographics and education in Arizona. Selected data from the P-12 and higher education sectors are highlighted to...

Child with Autism

Raising Special Needs Children

June 28, 2016

Carrie Brennan, a member of our National Advisory Board and an educator in Tucson, co-authored a wonderful piece in the Huffington Post on raising special needs children:


Nolan Cabrera and Group at the White House

My Brother's Keeper and Project SOAR

June 28, 2016

As the call intensifies for stronger polices and practices to improve diversity and inclusion within the nation's higher-education sector, our Project SOAR program is responding.

Project SOAR (Student Outreach for Access & Resiliency), established 10 years ago, regularly involves more than 100 undergraduate students in the examination of college access and equity issues, training them to serve as mentors to middle school...

We Just Received a $1.35 Million Visual Impairments Grant

June 15, 2016

We recently were awarded a $1.35 million grant from the IES National Center for Special Education Research to develop a technology-based intervention to train students with visual impairments to locate key information on math word problems that involve graphics. The intervention will be developed and refined with students with visual impairments and teachers of students with visual impairments.

Associate Professor Sunggye Hong...

Richard Ruiz

Professor Richard Ruiz Receives Posthumous AERA Lifetime Achievement Award

June 15, 2016

In April, at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association held in Washington, D.C., the late Professor Richard Ruiz was the recipient of a posthumous AERA Lifetime Achievement Award. His wife, Marie Ruiz, attended the meeting to receive the award.

Victoria Graves, a doctoral student in Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, is the first recipient of the...

What We're Doing to Keep Teachers Teaching

June 15, 2016

Last year, the nation's teacher-preparation programs produced more than 300,000 new professional educators. However, close to 50 percent leave the profession during their first five years of teaching. Some of the reasons teachers leave the profession include low pay and an ever-increasing emphasis on testing, leaving little time for instruction.

Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies Department Head Bruce Johnson adds, "Thirty...

Shirley Fisher with Wilbur

Celebrating Shirley Fisher

April 19, 2016

Friends, family, and former students both near and far came to honor Director of Field Experiences Shirley J. Fisher for all she has done for the college, the community, and the more than 3,300 UA student teachers she placed in nearly 250 schools — via some 165,000 emails and 4,000+ school visits/meetings! (It would be hard to even begin to estimate the number of lives she touched as both a principal and teacher in Flowing...

Passport to High School Students

Making the Dream of College Less Intimidating

April 19, 2016

On their first day of Passport to High School, soon-to-be high school students Natalee Mercado, Kali Noudelman, Aijaz Wahab, and Rueshil Fadia (left to right) look for UA historical points of interest as part of a map-reading activity. "We focus on buildings with historical significance for this activity," says College of Education Director of Outreach Sara Chavarria, who oversees the program, which empowers graduating eighth-graders from low...

$1.1 Million Grant to Help Retain STEM students

April 19, 2016

College of Education Director of Outreach Sara Chavarria, who also is the assistant director of the STEM Learning Center, was featured in...