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We must honor and recognize the language and cultural death of many of our First Nations communities. Despite what was taken from First Nations communities, our country is built on the foundation of pluralism, which embraces a diversity of thoughts, beliefs, and way of life. Sadly, for years, those from cultural groups not reflective of mainstream society have not felt this foundational principle working for them and have fought for opportunities to engage in the pursuit of happiness, equity and inclusion. Before the 1960s, many were denied access to particular opportunities to engage in the “American Dream”. We have opened up access to many opportunities, yet not enough. There are more voices to be heard, included and to be a part of systems of change.

Alarmingly, the death of Mr. George Floyd has woken many up to the fact that there is much work to be done. The death that was seen worldwide reflects the pain many generations have witnessed first-hand. The only option that stands before us is to change our course of action and create systems where all citizens feel that we can live safely.

The College of Education holds the value that diversity, equity and inclusion are key components of everything we do in our college and should reflect how citizens of our country should embrace one another. We want you to know that we value the richness of a diverse community. We stand for equity and justice and promote these values. We believe that standing for these values does not have to be a competition between groups. We can live in a diverse country that values the lives of its citizens. Before All Lives can Matter, Black Lives also have to matter.

- Donald Easton-Brooks, Ph.D. | Dean and Professor

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Inspiring learners through collaboration and innovation

The College of Education is a recognized leader in guiding, shaping, and mentoring high-performing education professionals who will go forth with a lifelong love of learning and with the skills essential for thriving in a global, knowledge-based economy. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive learning community that works to promote education across disciplines for everyone, locally, nationally and around the globe. The University of Nevada, Reno is recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an R1 institution, which is reserved for doctoral universities with the highest levels of research activity. 

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Making Science Multilingual Partnership works to change the way we teach science

College of Education program presents new standards and design principals for improved science teaching practices

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How can parents prepare children to wear masks at school?

With school returning soon, Shanon Taylor provides advice to parents on how to ease children into getting used to wearing masks in school.

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Downing Clinic Continues Services during COVID-19

Approval for telehealth means clinic carries on work with old clients and accepts new ones during the pandemic.

College of Education by the numbers

Top 100 Ranked in the top 100 graduate education programs by U.S. News & World Report
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$256,921 in Scholarships Student support is a critical component for the college experience and we are committed to that support.
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90% In 2017, 90% of our graduates reported that they received a job after graduation
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8 Ph.D. Strands The College of Education offers eight exceptional Ph.D. programs
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