College of Education and Human Development News

Ashley Kate Nazaire in graduation attire.
Grads of the Pack: Ashley Kate Nazaire

'I had a calling to work with children and families, and I knew HDFS was for me'

Lissette Hernández headshot.
Grads of the Pack: Lissette Hernández

A first-gen student working to make her dreams of making an impact in the community a reality. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance” – Oscar Wilde

Four faculty standing next to a monitor with two people on the screen.
College of Education & Human Development awarded OpenSciEd Research Community Seed Funding

Grant aims to develop teacher leaders to support and sustain equitable science teaching and learning

Trinity Alverez headshot.
Grads of the Pack: Trinity Alvarez

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" Eleanor Roosevelt

Sabrina Ma wearing a graduation robe and stole
Grads of the Pack: Sabrina Ma

“I am passionate about inspiring others and finding a path to help make a difference”

Jada DeLeon wearing her graduation stole in front of a classic Wolf Pack mascot graphic
Grads of the Pack: Jada DeLeon

“I strongly believe that every child has the fundamental right to thrive in inclusive environments”

Home Visiting team in front of Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Jail
Home Visiting Program is first in the country to offer support to pregnant individuals in county jail

Program looks to expand to include incarcerated parents with young children

Michael Esquejo.
Faces of the Pack: Michael Esquejo

Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral student selected for emerging scholar program

NCED team with Dean Easton-Brooks accepting their award.
College of Education and Human Development hosts awards ceremony

This year, 24 awards were given to outstanding students, faculty and staff in the College during the Spring Celebration

Faculty and students at a welcome reception.
College of Education and Human Development prepares secondary school educators to teach collegiate courses

College expands to offer a new online Master of Education with an emphasis in Continuing Educator Improvement program

Two people stand near the bottom of a presentation screen and smile.
Researchers develop innovative method of teaching self-help skills to preschoolers who are deafblind

Study demonstrate the effectiveness of System of Least Prompts (SLP) as part of an intervention

Students and employers talking at a career fair.
Mark your calendar: College of Education & Human Development Career Fair

The Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, April 2, and will host employers ready to connect with University students

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First-Generation College Students’ Professional Pathways panel discussion

The College of Education & Human Development hosted the panel event and mixer on March 14

Two professors and a student holding a phone
ChatGPT is enrolled as a student in a College of Education & Human Development course

Professors use gamification in the classrooms to increase future educators' understanding of the impact of artificial intelligence on instruction

MaryAnn Demchak and Brianna Grumstrup wearing Ph.D. hooding regalia.
Researchers unveil innovative remote nutrition education for adolescents with intellectual disability

Using System of Least Prompts delivered remotely teaches nutrition education to students with intellectual disability

University faculty and University Centers on Disabilities board members
University hosts Association of University Centers on Disability board meeting

National disability experts convene to address emerging trends and issues

A teacher leads a field trip outside
Collegiate Academy class incorporates immersive history lesson through a field trip to the Stewart Indian School

The dual-credit University of Nevada, Reno class encourages students to grapple with the history in their backyard

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Family literacy event to feature family literacy activities and free books for kids

University of Nevada, Reno Extension celebrates Nevada Reading Week

Kaashifah wearing wearing a graduation sash and holding her cap
Faces of the Pack: Kaashifah

International doctoral student's journey in pursuing her education abroad - “Women should not cut off their wings because of societal norms"

Five people standing in a row in front of trees.
University team working on smartphone-based technology that could help doctors diagnose health conditions

Electrical & Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Xiaoshan Zhu receives NSF grant for project

Wolf Pack Bots Team with trophy
Wolf Pack Bots secure spot in Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) FLL US Open Event

The E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy at the University incorporates robotics into its multimodal literacy framework to facilitate academic success

Extension personnel teaching in class.
University offers training for professionals working with domestic violence

‘Hope for Family Resilience’ provides in-depth training on domestic violence advocacy and support

William J. Raggio building with students walking in front of the building
College of Education & Human Development online graduate programs are ranked among nation's best

College climbs 21 spots in the U.S. News & World Report ranking

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In what ways are school counselors critical in responding to the youth mental health crisis?

Professor Carly Boren discusses how school counselors help to improve youth mental health outcomes

Alexandra Aylward, Raúl Olmo Fregoso Bailón and Laura Smithers in front of the College of Education building.
Get to know new faculty in the Department of Educational Studies

Three new faculty members bring expertise to Leadership, and Equity, Diversity and Language Education programs

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$2 Million research grant supports science vocabulary development in adolescents

Researchers develop new “Words as Tools” intervention for emergent bilingual students

Ruby Batz, Ph.D. (top left),  Yajaira Benitez (top right), Valeria Savage (bottom left), Chloe Yocom (bottom right)
$287,700 in grants support early intervention research

Studies address racial disparities and structural inequalities in early intervention for children with disabilities

Victoria Matthews in graduation attire
Grads of the Pack: Victoria Matthews

"I am a proud advocate and professional mentor in the fields of adolescence and disability."

President Brian Sandoval sits next to Jessica Keefhaver in a podcasting studio. Both people hold their hands in the wolf sign.
Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 17: Path to Independence Program Director Jessica Keefhaver

For the past 10 years, the P2I program has offered a college experience to students with intellectual disabilities

Jess Robertson
Grads of the Pack: Jess Robertson

First-generation student overcomes obstacles in pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in HDFS, "I worked so hard I wouldn't let myself give up."

Sam Stynen
Grads of the Pack: Sam Stynen, NevadaTeach Biology

“I love science, and what better way to share that love with others than through teaching.”

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University offers new online Instructional Design and Technology graduate certificate

Enrollment now open for spring semester online courses

Andrew Teeple
Grads of the Pack: Andrew Teeple, future English teacher

“I want to become a teacher because I have always felt that helping other people become the best versions of themselves is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world.”

University officials from Korea and the University of Nevada, Reno in front of a garden in South Korea
College of Education & Human Development forges an educational partnership with Korean University

Collaboration aims to facilitate teacher preparation exchange program

Kids paintings about their families
What do I say to a young child about death?

Professors Jenna Dewar and Emilio Parga discuss the best way to talk to children about death

Paola Perez
Faces of the Pack: Alumna Paola Perez

Accomplished educator and administrator continues to serve the community

Drs. Demchak and Sutter in front of the Nevada N
$1.1 Million grant supports masters of special education scholars

Scholars will specialize in applied behavior analysts (ABAs) in special education school settings through Project BASE.

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What do we know about cheating in higher education?

Professor Ives discusses what we know about cheating and ways to reduce it

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College of Education and Human Development hosts Mathematics Education Conference

Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education, Teruni Lamberg, Ph.D., chairs conference

MaryAnn with NDSIP participant
$617,000 Grant supports children with dual sensory impairments

The Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project provides coaching, training and consultation to build the skills of families and service providers

Chevonne Sutter, Ph.D., BCBA-D, and MaryAnn Demchak, Ph.D., BCBA-D, standing outside by trees
Groundbreaking study reveals communication strategies for teaching children who are deafblind

Using tangible symbols may increase communication skills in children with complex support needs

Children in their classroom writting
Researchers reveal early behavioral indicators of dysgraphia and dyslexia in children’s writing

Analyzing children’s writing may provide earlier diagnosis and targeted support

Bob Ives standing near a river
What happened to the quality of teaching during the pandemic?

Professor Robert Ives discusses findings from various research studies

Student Success Center Staff - five people pose outside smiling.
Student Success Center in the College of Education & Human Development welcomes new director

Gina Delgado seeks to engage, uplift and empower students through advising

Teachers and students in a classroom
$1 Million grant powers collaboration between STEM educators and students

The STEM and Educator Student Partnership supports educators and provides mentorship for undergraduate students

A girl holding up a math problem
What does it take to do well in math class?

Professor Lamberg provides math learning strategies to help students excel in math

Ken Coll stands for a portrait
Nell J. Redfield Foundation names new Executive Director, Kenneth Coll

After the passing of Redfield Foundation President Gerald "Jerry" Smith, friend and frequent collaborator Kenneth Coll steps into the Foundation’s leadership role

Felicia Rutledge
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disability receives $415,000 grant to expand special education resources for educators

Nevada Special Education Technology Assistance Project (NSETAP) aims to improve educational outcomes for K-12 students with disabilities

Jodee Prudente holding two awards with her mentor and professor MaryAnn Demchak, Ph.D.
Faces of the Pack: Jodee Prudente

Dedicated special education researcher continues to serve the community

Jamie Beidle, Cindy Black and Kathryn Padmos at Churchill County High School
Counseling interns provide services in rural Northern Nevada schools

Graduate students help bridge the gap in mental healthcare in rural communities

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Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities receives $1.2 million grant to support trauma-informed services in schools

More than 500 educators will be trained to provide mental health services to students

Nick Memsgern with students
NevadaTeach preparing students to become the teachers of tomorrow

Future STEM educators are learning to incorporate technology into the classroom

Joy Crowley with DFS students and staff
Dean's Future Scholars' students benefit from Joy Crowley's donations

Joy Crowley donates food twice a week to the Dean's Future Scholars Lounge

Presenters, faculty members, graduate student committee with Dean Donald Easton-Brooks and Associate Dean Eleni Oikonomidoy
Department of Educational Studies hosts first annual Graduate Research Forum

Doctoral students presented their research to peers and faculty

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The College of Education and Human Development offers new undergraduate and graduate-level programs

New programs include a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and an online M.S. in Instructional Technology & Learning Design

Child and Family Research Center Faculty with award
Child and Family Research Center received Service-Learning Community Partner award

Human Development and Family Science students experience hands-on learning

(From left to right) Robert Quinn; Meghan Trowbridge; Megan Beckham; Jessie Ross; Mandi Collins, Glenn Waddell, Jr.; Melanie Duckworth; Colly Fisher and Nick Nemsgern
NevadaTeach incorporates culturally relevant teaching practices throughout program

Master teachers present at UTeach Institute professional development event

Dennis Garcia
Faces of the Pack: Dennis Garcia

NevadaTeach student turns obstacles into opportunities

Raggio Building with Best Grad School U.S. News and World Report Education 2023-24
College of Education and Human Development’s graduate programs are among the nation’s best

College receives high ratings in the U.S. News and World Report

Kirsten Schneider at Disneyland
Faces of the Pack: Kirsten Schneider

Senior spotlight from the College of Education and Human Development

Students and faculty with their awards
College of Education and Human Development hosts Spring Celebration

Donors, faculty and students honored at the awards ceremony

Nevada First-Gen Network staff with Senator Heidi Seevers Gansert
Nevada First-Gen Network set to deliver $2.5 million through micro-grant program

Organizations assisting first-generation college students can submit applications

Regina Aguilar Becerra reads to preschoolers
College of Education & Human Development receives grant for literacy mentorship program

Dean’s Literacy Corps matches children from underserved communities with student mentors

Makaalynn Wortham, Ammal Abdul, Randal Owen, Nicole Wadden and Mehmet Gumus sitting on a couch and smiling
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities receives $200,000 grant to support students in STEM fields

Students with disabilities seek to change STEM culture on-campus through mentorship program

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Study finds high stress levels in agriculture producers, identifies paths to coping

University of Nevada, Reno leads study as part of Western Regional Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Project

Vanesa Gallegos-Jaimes, Cazandra Gonzalez-Avila and Monserrath Ramirez-Ramirez holding a banner that says España
Lynn Whetstone’s support opens doors for students to study abroad

High school students benefit from Dean's Future Scholars study abroad program

Home visitor Candy Cannon (right) sits at a table with a mother and her two children as the children color.
Child and Family Research Center’s Home Visiting program receives $2.25 million grant

Home Visit program is first in the country to offer support to incarcerated caregivers

Renwick supervising students Janell Halverson and Clarisa Rivas-Reyes in the clinic
New director of Downing Counseling Clinic seeks to meet the growing demand for mental health services

Clinic provides onsite training for College of Education and Human Development counseling students

William J. Raggio building with students walking in front of the building
College of Education & Human Development online graduate programs one of the top in the country

Online graduate programs in Equity and Diversity and Reading Curriculum and Instruction continue to receive national recognition

Students and faculty pose in a the hall of a conference center.
University of Nevada, Reno students to attend United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

National conference allows students to interact with most influential Hispanic leaders in the country

Wolf Pack Bots Team with mentors and Professor Salas
Wolf Pack Bots qualify to compete in Northern Nevada LEGO® Championship

The E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy at the University incorporates robotics into its multimodal literacy framework to facilitate academic success.

Nell J. Redfield Learning Resource Center features books written or contributed to by faculty
Learn something new this winter: Top reads by college faculty

Recent books by faculty in the College of Education and Human Development

Four women dressed in traditional Native American outfits sit in a ballroom holding instruments smiling at the camera..
How do Native American and Indigenous students feel about higher education today?

University to collaborate on a novel study of Native students’ perceptions of higher education, incorporating an Indigenous lens with Nevada tribal communities

Donald Easton-Brooks
Donald Easton-Brooks contributes to A Vision and Roadmap for Educational Statistics consensus study report

College of Education and Human Development Dean on panel led by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Joe Garton, Caroline Hatcher, Alisha Shaw, Vivian Bolanos and Jill Smith in front of the College of Education and Human Development Building
New faces, same passion for helping student teachers

Clinical Experience team rebuilds in-person practical experiences after COVID-19 pandemic classroom restrictions

Kari Emm
Faces of the Pack: Kari A. Emm

She successfully defended her dissertation titled “American Indian/Alaska Native Transfer Student Experiences into a Four-Year University”

Student workers Shay, Kayleigh and JaJa
Wolf Pack at Work: Shay Jordan, Kayleigh Broadway and JaJa Chang

Child and Family Research Center student employees incorporate what they are learning in class into their job and life

University of Nevada, Reno receives First-gen Forward Advisory Institution designation

National honor recognizes commitment to first-generation student success

A group of about 14 Nevada Institute on Educator Preparation fellows at the airport pose holding up the Nevada Wolf Pack hand signal.
$825,000 grant equips fellows to be leaders in K-12 education

First-of-its-kind cross-institutional collaboration offers opportunities to serve the community

Shanon S. Taylor, Lindsay Diamond and Randall Owen in front of the N sign near the Knowledge Center.
Special Education and Disability Studies program receives $1.25 million leadership grant

The Project SELF grant prepares scholars to become future leaders in special education and disability studies

Manuel Ortiz, assistant director; Mariluz Garcia, executive director; Sammy Rosales, summer program coordinator and Tuna (Mariluz’s dog)
Dean’s Future Scholars celebrates directors’ anniversaries and creates program endowment

Dean’s Future Scholars helps low-income, first-generation students gain access to higher education

Preschool children standing with their teachers
Preschoolers at the Child and Family Research Center become published authors

Students in Ozdemir’s classroom wrote and illustrated the book, "We Are Unique!"

Ken Coll
Ken Coll takes helm at WestEd, a nonprofit working to improve educational and human-services outcomes

University professor and former dean is first Nevadan to serve as chair in more than a decade

Two students working on math problems on their laptop during camp
Nevada Math & Technology Camp introduces youth to STEM fields

College of Education and Human Development continues the tradition of offering weeklong residential camps.

Dr. Sarah Mitchell and her mentee Talaya Flicop posing with Flicop's final version of their Undergraduate Research project.
Understanding marginalized experiences to actively implement research

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Research mentor Sarah Mitchell, Ph.D., sheds lighton the significance of research regarding marginalized identities

first-gen team meets with middle school students
Nevada First-Gen Network creates program for prospective college students

Incline Village middle schoolers to engage in STEM, leadership and art activities this summer

Students gather around a black workbench with their hands folded. The workbench has beakers and plastic tubes with bees and blue and yellow paper strips in them. The beakers have sucrose and water labels on them.
Kids explore frogs, bees and science at the University

Students in Northern Nevada got the opportunity to learn from graduate students and professors at the Daugherty Summer Science Exploration program.

Teruni Lamberg helps two students studying
University's Teruni Lamberg receives prestigious appointment to mathematics research group

College of Education and Human Development professor joins special interest group to push boundaries of mathematics education

Path to Independence students to join University commencement for first time in nine years

Students receiving their certificate from Path to Independence to join their peers at commencement

The William Raggio Building on University campus
College of Education and Human Development One of the Nation’s Top 100 Colleges

Graduate School and Online Programs Maintain High Ratings in the U.S. News and World Report

The William J Raggio Education building standing tall on the University of Nevada, Reno, campus.
Dealing with the stress of the classroom: early childhood special education teachers and job burnout

Teachers have stressful jobs, but a new study shows early childhood special education teachers’ burnout is associated with job demands and resources.

Jodee Prudente stands in front of a presentation board about a project working with students with disabilities
Jodee Prudente Joins Doctoral Student Scholars’ 14th Cohort

College of Education and Human Development Doctoral Student Awarded Access to Exclusive Research Opportunities

A large group of students gathered to learn science in a University classroom
University Initiative Brings Spanish-Speaking Students and their Second Language to the Medical Field

Community of Bilingual English-Spanish Speakers furthers the future of our healthcare

A Path to Independence Student works on a project on two computers
Path to Independence highlighted on Anthem award-winning podcast

Autism Goes to College wins Gold as seventh episode looks at University program for students with disabilities

William Toledo's book, Civic Education in Contentious Times
How students talk about COVID-19: Civics perspective taking in the classroom

Multi-year study shows how the pandemic affects the next generation's political discourse

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Counseling services collaborative to help youth and adults

University, The Redfield Foundation, Renown Health join forces to meet important community need

An aerial view of the University of Nevada, Reno campus with the Joe Crowley Student Union and the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center in focus.
U.S. News ranks three University of Nevada, Reno online graduate programs as top in the country

Nursing, executive MBA and education recognized as “2022 Best Online Programs”

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What is the current state of mental health in the United States?

Associate Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology Kristina DePue looks mental health issues related to the pandemic and what we can do about them

William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center
The stories of underrepresented graduate students during COVID-19

Pandemic adds extra stress to lives of underrepresented graduate students

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Math isn’t always objective: Serving LGB+ sexualities and how the human doing the math matters

Lynda Wiest calls for research and change in how we consider identities in math education

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Student mental health counselors and supervisors lead mental health outreach across Nevada

University led efforts bring much needed counseling to rural and marginalized communities across the state

The Wolf Pack Bots team of young students.
Mentorship and teamwork lead Wolf Pack Bots to another LEGO competition win

University faculty and student mentors work with young team to build robotics skills, confidence and literacy

Substitute teacher in a science classroom
What are classroom management tips for substitute teachers?

Expert insight on managing challenging student behaviors

Grass in front of the university with students walking in the distance
How the world looks differently at people with mental illness and addiction

Research reveals stigma against people with substance use disorder and major depressive disorder

Dean Coach Don Easton-Brooks with football players in Mackay Stadium looking into the distance
From Dean to Coach and now the Wolf Pack’s ‘Dean-Coach’

College of Education and Human Development Dean Don Easton-Brooks joins the Wolf Pack on the football field

Child and mother receiving wrapped presents from staff
University of Nevada, Reno students save the holidays for 19 children in need

Human Development and Family Studies faculty and students challenged each other to raise money for holiday giving tree

Tiffany Young
Tiffany Young on a path to receive third degree from the university and complete a three-decade long educational journey

Doctoral student applies experience in equity and diversity to human development and family sciences research

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The guide for getting girls involved in STEM

How a program lasting only a day or two can change young girls’ lives for the better

Professor of Counseling Ken Coll
Ken Coll serves as chair-elect of WestEd, prestigious educational non-profit

University professor and former dean is first Nevadan to serve as chair in more than a decade

Group of parents and children sitting in a classroom
Child and Family Research Center and Student Services’ First-Generation Student Center team up to keep student-parents in the classroom

New grant collaboration allows parents to stay in school and children to receive top-notch care

DFS students on hillside
First-Gen Network uses thriving Dean's Future Scholars Program as a model

College of Education & Human Development community outreach program supports local school district students

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Indigenous Education in the State of Nevada

Multicultural Center and College of Education and Human Development to offer education recommendations during panel discussion

Lynda Wiest
Lynda Wiest recently was recognized by Indiana University with Distinguished Alumni Award

This award is the highest honor bestowed upon alumni by the School of Education at Indiana University

Students in a classroom
What are Critical Race Theory and Inclusive Education? How are they misunderstood?

As debates over Critical Race Theory and Inclusive Education heat up in our nation's school districts, Dean of the College of Education & Human Development, Donald Easton-Brooks counters the myths

civics education poster
How teachers adapt coursework to create resistant civics education

College of Education and Human Development's Cristina Lash case study details how national policy can affect teaching

Student working on a math assignment in a classroom
Addressing the trauma experienced by students as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Shanon Taylor advocates for trauma-informed practice for widespread student mental health needs

Three people talking in a circle
Finding ways to make the behavior-analytic services that Latinx people deserve

Detailing the actions individuals and organizations can take to make more equitable healthcare

Kids with teachers at a table in the winter
University Child and Family Research Center maintains highest possible ratings in Quality Rating and Improvement System

Center for research and child care sets statewide example of excellence

Teacher holding book with kids around the book
What is the "Science of Reading," and why does it matter?

A seemingly innocent term dividing researchers in the latest reading wars

Two students at a computer looking at a resource paper
Family Navigation Network starts new journey to guide families through healthcare

New NCED project connects Nevada families with programs, services, and healthcare they need

Two students at graduation holding blue picture frame that says "latino grad"
How can we help Hispanic/LatinX youth succeed and navigate college?

Educational leadership expert Jafeth Sanchez provides advice on how to help the underserved Hispanic/Latinx youth succeed in college

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Two Early Educator of the Year awards go to University of Nevada, Reno

Child care workers in College of Education & Human Development honored

Teacher reading to smiling students
Stopping stereotypes about teaching in rural areas

Researcher records narrative experiences of rural teachers for a new study

Manual Ortize with a Ukulele
Manuel Ortiz Appointed assistant director of Dean’s Future Scholars program

Program graduate offers the same opportunities he received to a new generation

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New training, education urged for police interaction with students with disabilities

College of Education and Human Development researcher aims to build national program for students and officers

Two teen members of a robotics competition team visit with Nevada's Lt. Governor Kate Marshall and University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval.
Sparking innovative education and outreach: K-12 Robotics Center | University of Nevada, Reno

With support from Tesla and EDAWN, unique University facility for robotics-based education and competition teams will strengthen the path to degrees, careers and workforce development

Stephan Nguyen at Reno balloon races
Faces of the Pack: Stephan Nguyen brings passion for STEM into education

Undergraduate student finds home in NevadaTeach after switching majors 10 times

Teacher with student in a wheelchair
How principals choose what teachers they hire: A deep dive into the modern hiring process

Researchers at the College of Education & Human Development take a look at how principals make their decisions

Group of teachers at the Nevada PITS event in 2019
NevadaTeach and Nevada Gold Mines partner to bring mining curriculum to rural communities

Rural Nevada teachers get support in offering earth sciences curriculum

Parent with a happy child that has a disability
Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project celebrates 30th anniversary

Three decades of helping children and teachers across Nevada with unique, complex needs

Wolf Pack Bots team pose for photo.
With faculty and student mentorship, young Wolf Pack Bots advance to regional LEGO competition

College of Education & Human Development’s Center for Learning and Literacy program builds robotics skills, confidence and literacy

Crying child holding on to a chair
Creating behavior detectives: methodology for teachers and caretakers to look after infants

Detailing how and why modern teachers should be investigating problematic behaviors

Chris and Dave crowther at a football game
Faces of the Pack: Family of educators continues down generations with Chris Crowther’s graduation

A son of a professor and a teacher follows his parents’ path by pursuing a passion for education

Photo of bag and shoes. The words "Rural Mental Health" are on the bag with the Downing Counseling Clinic logo
How do you access counseling services when living in a rural community?

Rural mental health services are more accessible than you think due to COVID-19

Noemi Gomez Martinez
Tu puedes, eres una luchadora

Alumna Noemí Gómez Martínez reflects on being a successful Latina in today’s world

A 4-H youth works with a 4-H leader on a STEM project. See caption for more detail.
Nevadans give feedback on youth education delivery during pandemic

University publishes youth needs assessment results

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Hip Hop Scholars: Jody Lykes Details the Experiences of Black Professors Teaching Hip Hop

New research offers close look at the professionals in Hip Hop academia

Linda Wiest
Lynda Wiest to receive the 2021 AWM Louise Hay Award for Mentoring

Over two decades of furthering gender equity in math and running week-long camp culminate in multiple instances of national recognition

Stephanie Parker
Stephanie Parker Appointed to Nevada Employee Management Committee

Stephanie Parker to serve on committee aiming to improve relationships between managers and employees across the state

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Gender, bipartisanship and campus sexual assault legislation across the U.S.

Study researches the relationship between female representation in state legislatures and on-campus sexual assault legislation

Student as an industrial style desk listening to lecture
Nevada Leads Prepares and Educates Future Leaders

Combining the classroom and the reality: Graduate program makes the best of both worlds

The FYRE Robotics team of students, ages 13-18, builds a robot in the Makerspace of the Innevation Center.
Workforce development downtown: K-12 Robotics Center|University of Nevada, Reno

Southside Studio becomes home to robotics-based education and competition teams, strengthening the path to degrees and careers

Two students sitting at a computer laughing
A day in the life on the path to independence

An inside look at the Path to Independence program for students with intellectual disabilities

Group of students in a study hall
Ann Carlson and Ron Turek support the College of Education & Human Development Student Success Center

A long awaited construction project is about to begin for better student success

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Make it local. Make it stick. Teaching civics education in a post-truth world

William Toledo worked with teachers for long-lasting and relevant civics education for upcoming generations in his new book

Bridget Walsh
Margaret Arcus Award Given to Bridget Walsh for Work in Family Life Education

Professor in the College of Education & Human Development takes a new approach to two different fields by combining them

Student standing in front of trees with fall leaves and they have a mask on
Faces of the Pack: First-Generation Future Educator on the Path to a Double Major

Inspired to come to the University by a Nevada Bound tour, Medina works on two majors after becoming a tour guide himself

Morrill Hall on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno
University honors Fall 2020 Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 9 graduates with top grade-point average

Student working on writing letters on a piece of paper at a desk
How can I help my child’s literacy during school breaks?

Read, read and read some more! Here are some helpful tips for parents to accelerate a child's literacy skills.

Linda Wiest photo
Wiest receives Willystine Goodsell Award for Advancing Women in Education

American Educational Research Association acknowledges professor as she enters the 25th year of her career

Steve Rock leaning on glass wall smiling
Stephen Rock Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award from Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Director of Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities honored for consistent commitment to helping people with disabilities across Nevada

William Raggio Building, home to the College of Education and Human Development
College of Education is now College of Education and Human Development

New name better represents the entirety of the College, brings attention to important yet often unknown programs offered at the University

Eleni Oikonomidoy
2020 Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Leadership award given to Eleni Oikonomidoy

Virtual ceremony celebrates the talent at the University of Nevada, Reno

UNPACKED: Donald Easton-Brooks leads as an example of the power of education and perseverance

With an expanded name to reflect today’s challenges, the College of Education and Human Development strives to build a national reputation focused on learning, research and innovation

Student wearing Deans Future Scholars shirt in front of the College of Education in the summer
Dean’s Future Scholars supports local education for two decades

Community outreach program supporting local school district students celebrates 20th year of operation

Young student looking into a microscope with others in line
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

Mother putting mask on a child
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.

Laptop with glasses, paper, and earphones on keyboard.
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.

Student with special needs on a tablet computer
Creating structure at home for children with disabilities

How to provide routine during stay-at-home orders

Two hands. One painted in a rainbow fashion with a heart in the middle and the other unpainted. Both pinky fingers are touching.
LGBTQ+ teaching mentorships need growth in diversity in education

Study published on needs for support for future teachers identifying as LGBTQ+

Group of diverse children holding hands
How to discuss racism topics in the classroom

Recognizing the intersections of race, class, gender and more in education

Person holding a cannabis blunt
How legalization changed what students think about cannabis

Research sampled over 400 undergraduate University of Nevada, Reno students on cannabis opinions

Maile standing in front of wood railling with museum in the background
Faces of the Pack: Maile Callorina works to form the same connections that inspired her

Undergraduate student talks about her motivations to teach one day

Child wearing a mask with hand up gesturing stop
How do I take care of my kids during a pandemic?

Lydia DeFlorio, associate professor of human development and family studies offers advice to parents about taking care of children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teacher wearing a mask while looking at a cell phone.
Finding 50 ways for behavior analysis student trainees to get fieldwork experience during COVID-19

College of Education’s Brighid Fronapfel and MaryAnn Demchak create badly needed guidelines

William Raggio Building at the university. Home for the College of Education.
Future teachers benefit from attending accredited program

In uncertain economy University of Nevada, Reno education students get a step ahead of competition

Six College of Education faculty members photos from webcams in a grid three accross and two down.
College of Education professors adapt important material online during COVID-19 pandemic

Professors in the College of Education are making alternative assignments to ensure meaningful education continues during trying times

Young women pointing to a cape facing away from the camera
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities receives award for bike camp program

iCan Bike Camp gives kids with disabilities a way to become more independent, exercise and have fun with their families

Sad child alone with their head down on the knees while sitting
How can I tell if my child has mental health issues and what can I do to help?

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and University lecturer Mona Martinez answers questions parents might have on their children’s mental health.

William Raggio building on campus with students out front in the summer
College of Education ranked as having one of the top 100 graduate programs across the country

College of Education recognized in list published by U.S. News and World Report

Walker Lindsay at the student fitness center
Path to Independence introduces job shadowing for students with disabilities

Students shadowed on-campus positions to discover and learn about careers after graduation.

Ethan Ris photo
College of Education’s Ethan Ris Receives Research Fellowship from National Endowment for the Humanities

Assistant Professor Ethan Ris gets exclusive grant for upcoming book on history of higher education.

Group of students in a library reading books and interacting with each other.
Literacy professor returns to teaching in the high school classroom to support and assess the reading comprehension of multilingual students

Associate Professor Dianna Townsend took a sabbatical from the College of Education to conduct research and improve her approach to preparing university students for their future careers in education.

Chevonne Sutter in a snow covered landscape
College of Education Graduate Student invited to join Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars (DRDSS)

Chevonne Sutter, graduate student in Special Education, has been invited by the Council for Exceptional Children to join the 12th cohort of DRDSS

Tanya Kelley and Scott Mensing at the Fall 2019 Community Based Research Symposium
Undergraduate Research: growing interest, growing support, new director

Tanya Kelley named to guide the range of programs and services to encourage pursuit of research, scholarly and creative activities by undergraduates

Teen holding a phone with their thumb on the screen looking down on a pallet.
What do parents need to know about teens and sexting?

Samuel Ehrenreich, assistant professor of human development and family studies offers advice to parents regarding teen sexting

Ten Dean's Future Scholars mentors at Wooster High School in Reno.
Dean’s Future Scholars program provides community outreach beyond its regular mentoring program

University students encourage Wooster High School students to think about life after high school

Donald Easton-Brooks Portrait
Dean Easton-Brooks: my voice, my citizenship

Black History Month and the right to vote

David R. Johnson
How active shooter incidents off campus lead to guns on campus

Data analysis finds several factors including recent mass shooter incidents impetus for bill introduction

Two Eddy House Youth Advocates carry a TV box up stairs
University joins Redfield Foundation, Eddy House to serve homeless youth

Initiative to involve students, faculty and community partners; first 24-hour facility for at-risk youth in Reno

Easton-Brooks new book
Ethnic matching in education topic of new book by College of Education Dean Easton-Brooks

Book receives award from the National Association for Multicultural Education

Jennifer Segura
First-generation student with a passion for educating in Title 1 schools

Jen Segura’s passion for education has captivated the attention of her instructors and the minds of her students

Posed are the 20+ participants in the final Sponsored Projects Academy session
Cohort completes inaugural Sponsored Projects Academy

Program better connects individuals to the bigger picture: the administrative processes, network and impact of the research enterprise

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.

Five children sitting in a row playing on various tech.
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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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 co-directors Regina Temple and Robert Quinn stand surrounded by a group of college students.
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 Raggio Building
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

College of Education
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

Two elementary schoolers smiling and holding up a math flash card
College of Education researchers conduct study on impacts of school uniforms

Student opinions, discipline referrals and school police data studied

The University's historic Quadrangle with green grass and a few students walking across it
Graduate programs ranked among the nation’s best

U.S. News and World Report releases annual compilation