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

Group of students and founder on the stairs in the William Raggio building

Dean's Future Scholars (DFS)

The College of Education & Human Development 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.

Two students reading a math book in a classroom

Lemelson Foundation Elementary Education Math & Science Master's Cohort

The goal of the Lemelson STEM program is to develop expert teachers in STEM education, emphasizing teaching math and science and integrating engineering and technology concepts. This program is for K-8 educators and is generously funded by the Lemelson Foundation.

Students in the library

Nevada Adolescent Literacy Network

The Nevada Adolescent Literacy Network is a coalition of cross-agency partners building and bridging systems to help adolescents become fully literate individuals who are able to reach their goals.

Professor working with young child with down syndrom

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.

NFG Staff at Incline Village school

Nevada First-Gen Network

The Nevada First-Gen Network (NFGN) is dedicated to providing relief for first-generation students affected by COVID-19, through community outreach, network building, micro-grant distribution and professional development. NFGN will be conducting a statewide needs assessment to identify critical support services that enhance the success of students. 

Young child in front of a whiteboard writing out a math problem

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.

Student working with abacus to solve a problem

Northern Nevada Math and Technology Camp

Our mission is to support and encourage students 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.

Photo of rural Nevada mountain range at dusk

Rural Education Outreach

The College of Education & Human Development 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.