News, Events, & Spotlights

Celebrating Our 2016 Summer & Fall Doctoral Graduates

Doctoral Graduates
Dean Kim Metcalf and the College of Education proudly congratulate our 2016 Summer & Fall Doctoral Graduates! We wish you luck and continued success and as you forge forward in your careers.

Second Annual Summit on Nevada Education

The UNLV College of Education is proud to work to expand existing best practice into "next generation practices" that address and overcome the challenges we face in education here in our state. The Second Annual Summit on Nevada Education welcomed educators, administrators, policy makers, community leaders, teacher preparation leaders, pre-service teachers and others with a direct link to education in Nevada to gather in an open forum to share ideas, challenges and lessons to improve and celebrate Nevada education. View highlights from the Summit below.

Diversifying the Teacher Pipeline

MESA Abriendo Caminos / Opening Pathways Program addresses Nevada's teacher shortage and growing demographic diversity gap between students and teachers.

College Affordability and Access

Dr. Stefani Relles explains how paying for a college education can be difficult.

College Access and Intellectual Disability

Dr. Josh Baker was designated as Fox 5's Shining Star for his work with Project FOCUS.

COE Spotlight: What Works in Autism Treatment

Alumna Dr. Kathleen S. O'Hara's dissertation was selected as an exemplar by the What Works Clearinghouse of the Institute of Higher Education.

COE Spotlight: Working with Incarcerated Youth

Mathew Love, Educational & Clinical Studies Special Education doctoral student, completes a unique summer internship in Massachusetts.

New Graduate Program Approved to Prepare K12 Leaders and Administrators

Applications are being accepted for admission into the M.Ed. Educational Policy & Leadership program.

COE Spotlight: Representing the Underrepresented Well

Sherry Tuliwa McKnight, doctoral student, reflects on what being a Holmes Scholar means to her.

Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE) Sponsored by UNLV

The CARE Conference will bring together scholars to present scholarship related to a variety of contexts, including theory, practice, empirical research, and conceptual advancement.

Department Hosts Students and Professors from the Netherlands and England

Students and professors from the Netherlands, as well as observation students from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England, recently visited the COE to learn about teacher education in the U.S.

Larmaya Kilgore: Outstanding Graduate

Kilgore, a first generation college student and graduate of the Human Services program has already begun making an impact on her community.

Lending a Helping Hand through NvLEND

Doctoral student Stephanie Devine becomes a trainee of the Nevada Leadership Education in Neuro-developmental and Related Disabilities (NvLEND).

New UNLV Student Organization for Scholarly Writing

Dr. Margarita Huerta and students have founded a chapter to support students interested in academic writing.

Dr. Michael Nussbaum Elected President APA Division

Dr. Michael Nussbaum, College of Education Professor, elected President-Elect of Division 15 of the American Psychological Association.

Moving Science Education Forward

Dr. David Vallett, Assistant Professor in Teaching & Learning, has received a $315,000 award to increase awareness and knowledge of the Nevada Academic Content Standards for Sciences.

Books for Baton Rouge

Help UNLV and the Gayle Zeiter Literacy Development Center by donating children and young adult literature to help rebuild classroom libraries in the Baton Rouge area.

COE Spotlight: Dr. Marissa Owens

Marissa Owens, COE alumna, works with NASA and Teledyne Brown Engineering to improve training environments.

COE Spotlight: Marquin Parks

COE Alumnus, Marquin Parks is a fifth grade teacher and author with two established young-adult book series.

COE Spotlight: Sukhjit Kaur Narwal

Narwal, a Secondary Education major, views the teaching profession as her way to give back as a mentor and advocate.

COE Spotlight: Dr. Holly Schneider

Dr. Holly Schneider, a recent alumna in Higher Education, believes that doctoral student graduation rates matter.

Urban Leadership Development Program Graduates First Class

UNLV, CCSD partner on hands-on master's program to create a pipeline of local K-12 teachers.

Project CULTURED: Training for Exceptionality and Diversity

Project CULTURED Funds Eight Doctoral Scholars in Special Education.

CML Official Name Change

The Curriculum Materials Library is changing its name to the Teacher Development & Resources Library (TDRL).

Congratulations to the Spring 2016 Graduates

The College would like to congratulate to all of the Graduates and wish you good luck in your future endeavours.

Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Educational Technology Redesign

The Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Educational Technology has gone through a significant redesign. The new program focus will be: Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction: Interaction & Media Sciences.

College Research Presented at Annual AERA Conference

Over forty presentations and discussions by College faculty and students that occurred at the annual American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference in Washington D.C.

Landscape for 21st Century Classrooms and Schools

Dr. Leann Putney co-edits the 24th Edition of the Association of Teacher Education's Yearbook.

Bridging the Achievement Gap through Project-Based Learning

Alumni Erik Shoemake develops STEM laboratory for middle school students.

Summer 2016 UNLV Rebel Academy Registration

The UNLV Rebel Academy offers a summer enrichment program.

Dr. Brittnie Watkins: A Passion for Court Education

UNLV alumnae, Dr. Brittnie Watkins is inspiring tomorrow's leaders.

COE Faculty Recipients of University-Wide Faculty Awards

From proposals submitted University-wide, three faculty chosen to receive awards.

Dean Kim Metcalf elected to AACTE's Board of Directors

UNLV College of Education Dean Kim Metcalf was elected to AACTE's Board of Directors.

Dr. Sharon Tettegah Appointed Associate Dean of the COE ORSP

As a former Program Director, Dr. Tettegah brings a wealth of experience and expertise.

College of Education 2016 Spring Doctoral Celebration

Join Dean Kim Metcalf as we honor and recognize our 2016 Spring Doctoral graduates.

Dr. Denise Dávila Joins the College of Education Faculty

Dr. Denise joins the COE faculty as an assistant professor in Teaching & Learning.

Dr. Kimberly Nehls Receives Annual Distinguished Scholar Award

Dr. Kimberly Nehls received the Annual Distinguished Scholar Award at the Annual EQRC Conference.

UNLV Hosted Press Conference on Teacher Shortage

AACTE conversation on how educator programs are addressing Nevada teacher shortages.

Two COE faculty honored by the Association of Teacher Educators

Jane McCarthy and Lois Paretti were recently honored by the Association of Teacher Educators.

Success through Science Notebooks

A tool for enhancing academic language fluency for English Language Learners.

Cognition, Learning, and Motivation

Doctoral students engage in advanced learning technology research through the MALT•Lab.

Dr. Mike Barton Selected as COE Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Mike Barton, M.Ed. 2000 and Ed.D. 2006, was selected as COE Alumnus of the Year.

UNLV College of Education 2015 Academic and Professional Achievements

Read about the 2015 Achievements by members of the UNLV College of Education.

2016-2017 Teach Nevada Scholarship Recipients

The College of Education provides funding to 55 students who are returning to UNLV to become teachers through alternative route to licensure programs.

COE Spotlight: Elementary School Principal John Haynal

National Organization Honors John Haynal, a 1996 College of Education Alumni and Elementary School Principal, as a "Shining Example of the School Principal".

Importance of Career & Technical Education

Dr. Howard Gordon was recently interviewed about the importance of Career and Technical Education (CTE).

COE Student Named 2016 Truman Scholar

Ms. Hannah Kelley was chosen as one of only 54 students nationwide to win the prestigious 2016 Truman Scholar Award.

Keep Imagining a Bright Future

Advice from Ruben Kihuen, College of Education Alumnus of the Year.

New Faces: Dr. Sharolyn Pollard-Durdola

Her research focus is on children, especially English language learners, who struggle to read.

Dr. Jori Beck & Colleagues Receive Funding

Dr. Jori Beck and colleagues secured $218,323 in funding to help reform educator effectiveness.

The POWER of Writing

UNLV College of Education faculty lead students to success with writing studio series.

Dr. Nathan Slife Receives Recognition

Dr. Slife received award from the Association of College Personnel Administrators.

A Model for Mathematics Education

Dr. Stohlmann and colleagues work to demystify notions of mathematical complexity.

The Changing Human Experience in a Digital World

Dr. Tettegah co-authored a book humans in an increasingly online and digital world.

Rodman Scholars: Preparing the Next Generation

The largest single endowment to UNLV is being used for scholarships and fellowships for UNLV students.

COE Spotlight: Dr. Tonia Holmes-Sutton

Alumna Dr. Tonia Holmes-Sutton promotes education across Nevada and mentors CCSD teachers.

COE Spotlight: Dr. Hasan Deniz

Dr. Deniz awarded $299,986 of NSF funding to define science and engineering curricula.

The First Generation Student Experience

Sophomore first generation student pays it forward to educate others on the college dream.

Celebrating 25 Years of Service at UNLV

Four COE faculty members are recognized for their 25 years and beyond in service at UNLV.

Primed for College Success

Dr. Relles wants to ensure high school students transitioning to college are "college ready".

Expanding the STEM Workforce

Dr. Bernacki and colleagues are investigating course attrition and achievement in STEM courses.

Senator Woodhouse visits COE

Senator Woodhouse spends an afternoon at UNLV with stops at the UNLV Preschool, Zieter Literacy Center, Curriculum and Materials Library, and P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E Mental Health Clinic.

2015 ASHE Conference

The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) held its 40th Annual Conference hosted in Denver, Colorado November 4-7, 2015, with the theme: Inequality and Higher Education.

New Faces: Literacy Faculty Dr. Steven Bickmore

Dr. Steven Bickmore was recently highlighted in the UNLV News Center.

Dr. Nancy Lough Selected to Participate in Leadership Development Academy

Dr. Lough participated in the University's Leadership Development Academy.

Dr. Hugo García Featured in the News Media on Proposed College Plan

Dr. Hugo García commented on what a proposed College plan could mean for college students.

Dr. Joseph Morgan Appointed to State Advisory Committee

Dr. Morgan was appointed to be a member of the State Special Education Advisory Committee.

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