College of Education News

Students sitting around a desk at the Innevation Center with Nevada Leads placards in front of them.
University and school district principal preparation partnership continues to thrive

Washoe County School District and Carson City School District principals serve as graduate student mentors helping to retain effective educational leaders in Nevada.

Four high school students with hand-held tools in a makerspace
New Robotics Academy of Nevada to offer K-12 teacher trainings

University joins with DRI and UNLV to announce new Tesla-supported programs to advance STEM interest and education

Caleb Martin with fans at the Fresno State game
The legacy of Cody and Caleb Martin

As Cody and Caleb Martin play their final home game for the Pack, their impact as human beings far exceeds basketball

A couple posing romantically from behind
‘Sexual health education for individuals with disabilities: A call to action’

University researchers examine sexual health education resources for individuals with disabilities, discover barriers to education and lack of resources increase vulnerability.

Students testing thier Lego Mindstorms Robots.
Robotics and literacy: a means of teaching students academic language

The E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy at the University has begun incorporating robotics into its literacy courses and tutoring to facilitate academic success.

A women laying on some grass, reading a book.
Nevada Mathematics Project informs two new books on leadership and communication

University of Nevada, Reno faculty member writes on striving for success and innovation

Students from Carson High School's EDUCARSON program, sit in front of the large blue N located outside the University's Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
Education program builds a bridge between rural high school students and University

How one Carson High School teacher is providing students an early vocational draw to teaching

Little girl pouting with her bottom lip out while an adult in the background shakes a finger at her.
Does harsh parenting and teacher sensitivity impact emotion regulation in toddlerhood?

University researcher evaluates emotional regulation in 14-, 24- and 36-month-old socioeconomically disadvantaged toddlers in child care

Students study with each other.
University adds 13 new academic programs

New programs range from a minor in graphic design to a B.S. in biotechnology

Student teacher sitting at table with two students looking at iPads
Students have career options with new dual degree programs

The Colleges of Education and Liberal Arts offer students choices after graduation with PackTeach program

Seven students in white NevadaFIT T-shirst pose for a photo while gathered on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
NevadaFIT: Freshman Intensive Transition boot camp begins

More than 1,700 incoming freshman – nearly half of all University of Nevada, Reno freshmen – to participate in program designed to increase college success

Researcher shines light on a test tube in a darkened lab
Center for Advanced Studies advocates for researchers

Past University research honorees offer faculty community a voice on campus and beyond

NevadaTeach student with Sparks High School Students
NevadaTeach graduates first cohort of dual-degreed students

University program addresses qualified math, science teacher shortage and continues to expand as students develop a love for teaching

Jack Rovetti leaning against a table while holding two bags of popcorn.
A Path to Independence: University student thrives with family business

How a popcorn business changed the life of one student and his family

Student Jolene Norton holds up her report titled "Reno Local Food Assessment."
Developing regional solutions through undergraduate research (May 2018)

Through Community-Based Research, students explore problems and offer understanding, tools and ideas to make a difference

Dianna Townsend is awarded the Tibbitts Award
Tibbitts Award winners Richard and Townsend share passion for teaching

Shannon Richard of Nursing and Dianna Townsend of Education are the 2018 Tibbitts Award winners

Photo of students - two standing and three sitting - in front of the William Raggio Building on campus.
University counseling programs lauded with highest national ranking

After nearly losing national accreditation during The Great Recession, the College of Education programs receive four, eight-year accreditations offering a telling comeback story

Liberatus with many others at a meeting with different community leaders
Doctoral student Liberatus J. Rwebugisa is ready to spark change

“The education I’m obtaining is not about me; it’s about others.”

One hundred dollar bills with a beaker on top.
Is commercialization the new status symbol for academic scientists?

A University of Nevada, Reno faculty member interviewed 61 scientists at four top research universities, examining how they think about commercial rewards

Four students celebrate at Commencement. One student's graduation cap says, "Como Prometido BSN"
New grant to attract bilingual Spanish-English high school students for careers in healthcare

$1.25 million Science Education Partnership Award received by the Raggio Research Center for work aiming to bring linguistic diversity to STEM-focused fields in Nevada

Fang Jiang studies fMRI technology images
Lightning Talks provide early-career faculty members opportunity to network, collaborate

Presentations represented a variety of disciplines, including sustainable plant production and street art in virtual reality

Students walking outside Mackay Science in the fall leaves
19 new programs join University academics

New programs include a doctorate in mathematics, a major in dance, a minor in Middle Eastern studies and more

Sierra Nevada mountain range with rural, uninhabited land in the foreground.
University teams with Great Basin College to enhance Nevada rural teacher pipeline

College of Education dean created the state’s first Nevada Rural Education Summit bringing together rural counties, key industries and higher education to discuss possible partnerships and opportunities

From left to right: Program Directors Tonia Holmes-Sutton and Katie Dockweile with Lindsay Diamond, University assistant professor of special education and external evaluator for the Institute.
Nevada National Board Professional Learning Institute to support Nevada teachers

University faculty member aids in the Institute’s creation, which is designed to offer a statewide model for supporting teachers in achieving national board certification

FIT2Care NevadaFIT group photo
NevadaFIT: Freshman Intensive Transition boot camp begins Saturday, Aug. 19

Nearly 1,450 incoming freshman to participate in program designed to increase college success

Ethan Petite with artifacts.
Alumnus earns Nevada State History Teacher of the Year honors

Douglas County native son attributes teaching success to University’s education department

Deans Future Scholars mentors hold the large check from ATT. The check is made out to Deans Future Scholars for $10,000
AT&T supports Dean’s Future Scholars program at the University

$10,000 AT&T contribution will help provide long-term mentoring to low-income, first-generation high school students in support of ongoing educational success

A group from Mendive Middle School stand at their energy proposal table
Project ReCharge celebrates energy proposals from students and teachers

The program shows positive results in its third year of bringing energy conservation knowledge into northern Nevada schools

Governor Sandoval Signs three legislative bills on University of Nevada, Reno campus
Gov. Sandoval signs, seals and now University to deliver a new Engineering Building

A day of firsts –Nevada governor the first governor to arrive in an autonomous vehicle to the University’s first bill signing

Student researcher presenting at the Undergraduate Research Symposium
Symposium highlights research, creative, scholarly activity by undergraduate students

Undergraduate Research develops resources to further facilitate students in pursuit of research in various fields

Fishing on Tonle Sap River in Cambodia
Mekong River biodiversity, ecosystem initiative launches in Cambodia

College of Science's Global Water Center team begins work to conserve one of world’s largest rivers

Dean's Future Scholars
Dean’s Future Scholars shares its recipe for success

Long-term mentoring is the heart of the academic outreach program which supports low-income, first-generation students from sixth grade through college graduation

Perry Healey, Lucy Borcz, Dana Clare Vierra, Sarah O’Connor
New program to offer students global perspectives on teaching

The University is one of 15 U.S. colleges to participate in Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching.

Picture of a panel at a Nevada table meeting people.
University partners with school district on collaborative principal preparation program

Washoe County School District principals will serve as University of Nevada, Reno graduate student mentors in an effort to retain effective educational leaders

Students work on a table. One student is measuring a length of wood.
NevadaFIT: Freshman Intensive Transition boot camp begins Sunday, Aug. 21

More than 1,000 incoming freshman to participate in program designed to increase college success

Alumni Association presents Senior Scholars
University honors 2016 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet May 11

Deborah Verstegen
Deborah Verstegen honored at the National Education Finance Conference

University professor received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to education finance

Three children playing with snow on a picnic table. They are accompanied by two smiling adults.
University program designed to address qualified math, science teacher shortage

NevadaTeach offers STEM majors interested in secondary education a dual degree, without added cost or time, ensuring practiced teachers enter the classroom

Girls technology program targets middle school students for careers in STEM

Participants are learning how to program a robot to write holiday cards

Behavior in our schools: Why discipline isn’t always the answer

University College of Education faculty partner with the Nevada Department of Education to create a sustainable program embedding the teaching of social skills into education

Davies, in 'last lecture?' talks intersection of sports, higher education

Emeritus History Professor Davies takes lectern for perhaps the final time

Global idea sharing: University welcomes international master teachers

Grant from U.S. Department of State brings teaching fellows from 16 countries for intensive professional development to the College of Education

Community University School Partnership designed to foster continuous learning

University of Nevada, Reno and Washoe County School District aim to further bridge the gap in teacher learning experiences

University honors 2015 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet May 13

Engineering, education professor receives grant from American Society for Engineering Education

Grant recognizes promising faculty members in field of engineering education research

NevadaTeach set to make significant impact on secondary STEM education

University cross-college collaboration, active student recruitment and support, compact and flexible degree plans, and early and intensive field teaching experience set this national UTeach program apart as the gold standard in secondary STEM education

Division directors in the College of Education receive prestigious honors

University representatives are making advances in the preparation of K-12 educators

Project ReCharge transforms students into energy detectives through STEM

University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County School District and Envirolution collaboration brings cutting-edge energy education and energy monitoring to schools

Tibbitts awards
'These people do it as routine practice'

Tibbitts Teaching Award winners Curcio, Wiest embody very best of University's classroom ideals

Grad schools, programs ranked among the nation’s best

University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 23 graduate program rankings

College of Business & College of Education ranked top online graduate programs

U.S. News & World Report highlights the University of Nevada, Reno

National UTeach program expansion includes University of Nevada, Reno

National Math + Science Initiative, UTeach Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute announce partnerships set to produce 8,300 math and science teachers nationally

William J. Raggio Building set to open Saturday

Facilities Services Department readies the building for reopening

Research in Romania summer program enrollment underway

Graduate students receive six graduate credits during the four-week, summer abroad program

Recipient of 2014 Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Scholarship announced

University of Nevada, Reno student Devan Gaddis is the 2014 northern Nevada recipient receiving $4,500

Statewide expertise + ongoing teacher support = improved math education

Nevada Mathematics Project supports 126 teachers implementing the Nevada Academic Content Standard

350 freshmen take challenge of academic boot camp

NevadaFit expanded to all colleges to drive student success

Early morning water main break closes two buildings; Raggio building closed through Friday

Facilities department making repairs; clean-up nearing completion

University course explores how argument styles differ among cultures

Students presented examples of Aztec, West African and Western style of communication at the University of Nevada, Reno’s first diversity conference held in March

Top-performing students honored as 2014 Senior Scholars

Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet May 14

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University students grasp human behavior within the context of a family

College of Education offers nationally recognized Certified Family Life Educator credential to undergraduate students making them more marketable job candidates

Dean's Future Scholars Fundraising Banquet set for March 29

Event includes participating DFS student

Terawatt Facility
Grad programs ranked among the nation’s best

University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 24 graduate program rankings

College of Education’s STEM Career Investigation Program

High school students learning from University professors how the STEM disciplines are integrated into science and engineering research

College of Education’s Diane Barone named to Reading Hall of Fame

Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno is the first in Nevada to be selected for distinguished international honor

Physics professor visits University to discuss education transformation

Noah Finkelstein will give lecture on improving student engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classes

College of Business & College of Education ranked top online graduate programs (2013)

U.S. News & World Report highlights the University of Nevada, Reno’s online graduate programs

University to strengthen and build engineering education, workforce development

New position created in collaboration between Colleges of Education and Engineering

Can a hug discriminate?

Students at the University gave free hugs to strangers throughout Reno

University highlights partnership for education and research with area schools

University of Nevada, Reno faculty and student presence strengthens collaborations between the College of Education and local schools

International teachers offer broad experience and insight

Teacher fellows from 18 countries attended University of Nevada, Reno College of Education for intensive, professional development

Customized Employment Project offers community members with disabilities hope

Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities program designed to help Nevadans with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure employment in community-based settings

College of Education grants set to enhance Nevada’s special education workforce

Two University of Nevada, Reno programs target special education instruction needs in Nevada schools

International scholars to attend eighth biennial conference on University campus

University of Nevada, Reno College of Education hosts International Academy for Intercultural Research

$23 million research to study links between environment, water, solar energy

University of Nevada, Reno to build cyber infrastructure, workforce development related to NSHE-wide project

Ken Coll named dean of College of Education

Brings breadth of research, service, teaching and administrative experience to key University of Nevada, Reno role; looks forward to working with regional school districts

Lemelson cohort putting the 'E' in STEM

New engineering class offers area teachers STEM skills and resources

College of Education researchers conduct study on impacts of school uniforms

Student opinions, discipline referrals and school police data studied

Graduate programs ranked among the nation’s best

U.S. News and World Report releases annual compilation

Donald Easton-Brooks poses outdoors
Easton-Brooks named College of Education dean

Brings goals of partnerships, fundraising, innovative research to the College

A young girl solves a math problem on a classroom's whiteboard
My children of color are in a predominantly white school. How can I be an effective advocate for them?

The College of Education Dean, Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks talks about opportunities of engagement between parents and teachers.

A baby sleeping
How do I get my baby to sleep?

Melissa Burnham, Ph.D., professor of human development and family studies and early childhood education, addresses what parents need to know about infant sleep routines.

Associate Professor Abbie Olszewski and Assistant Professor Lindsay Diamond
OSEP awards $1.3 million to special education professor to advance interdisciplinary personnel preparation

Grant awarded to Assistant Professor Lindsay Diamond in the College of Education to collaborate with Associate Professor Abbie Olszewski in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

group picture 2019 Fulbright TEA
Welcome to world class: Fulbright Teaching Excellence Fellows attend University of Nevada, Reno

Grant from U.S. Department of State brings teaching fellows from 19 countries for intensive professional development to the College of Education

President Marc Johnson and Provost Kevin Carmen with MaryAnn Demchak, who is holding an award
College of Education moves to a two-Associate Dean structure

Dr. MaryAnn Demchak named the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Education

Eleni Oikonomidoy
College of Education bolsters support for undergraduate academics through a new structure

Dr. Eleni Oikonomidoy named the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Academic Programs in the College of Education

Libby Rianda, Mackenzie Kent, and Julia Matossitting on Quad
Undergraduate research group examines homelessness in LGBTQ+ emerging adults

Human Development and Family Sciences students in College of Education included cities around the west for data collection

Is technology bad for my child?

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Samuel Ehrenreich talks about what parents need to know regarding their children and digital communication.

Dr. Voronova point to a beaker filled with a liquid and a white opaque gas while a group of young students look on.
Bringing chemistry into K-12 classrooms

The Chemistry Demonstration Series, launched by a professor-student duo, ignites a passion for science in K-12 learners.