Initiatives

Initiatives

The College of Education provides support to our students and public constituents through a variety of centers and college-wide initiatives.

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Dean's Future Scholars (DFS)

The College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno and the public school districts are cooperatively involved in the Dean's Future Scholars program to recruit diverse students into teacher education. The goal of DFS is to increase the number of low-income, first-generation students graduating from high school, gaining access to higher education, and entering a career in the field of education.

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Lemelson Foundation Elementary Education Math & Science Master's Cohort

This is a program offered with the help of Mrs. Dorothy Lemslson that allows  TWELVE K-6 teachers in the Washoe County School District the opportunity to complete a master's degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Math and Science.

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Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project

The purpose of the Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project is to enhance the educational services provided to children and youth, birth through 21 years, with vision and hearing impairments. The project provides statewide technical assistance to a variety of key stakeholders.

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Nevada Math Project: An Innovative STEM Initiative

The Nevada Mathematics Project engages in cutting edge research to improve mathematics and science instruction in Nevada statewide and beyond. The initiative works within the education system of Nevada and has state and national collaborators.

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Northern Nevada Girls Math and Technology Camp

Our mission is to support and encourage girls from varied backgrounds to increase their knowledge, skills, and confidence in mathematics, as well as technology use for mathematics learning. The program provides learning opportunities, resources, and participation in a supportive community.

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Rural Education Outreach

The College of Education Rural Education Initiative seeks to encourage talented K-12 educators in rural Nevada school districts to pursue Rural Alternative Licensure (RAL). Students selected for this program receive a stipend to complete the program.