New book explores college athletics and institutional values

Mar 26 2020

A new book by University of Washington College of Education faculty member Jennifer Hoffman, “College Sports and Institutional Values in Competition,” delves into the intersection of athletics and higher education, exploring how college athletics departments reflect many characteristics of their institutions and are susceptible to many of the same challenges in delivering on their mission.

Inclusionary practices demonstration sites announced

Mar 23 2020

The University of Washington Haring Center for Inclusive Education is excited to announce the first cohort of demonstration sites supported by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Inclusionary Practices Professional Development Project.

UW College of Education No. 14 in U.S. News rankings of top education schools

Mar 17 2020

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Washington College of Education No. 14 among the nation's best education schools — and No. 6 among education schools at public institutions — in its annual graduate school ratings, released March 17.

Dean Mia Tuan noted that the ranking reflects the College’s dedication to partnering with educators, schools and communities to advance educational opportunity for young people.

PODCAST: Coronavirus threatens to exacerbate inequalities in early learning

Mar 17 2020

As schools and childcare programs across the country close their doors as part of efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus, young children in disenfranchised communities are losing access to critical supports for learning and development.

Guides offer resources to families during school closures

Father with young child
Mar 13 2020

Several guides designed to support child and family well-being during periods of school and childcare program closures, compiled by University of Washington College of Education faculty and staff, are now available.

All of the guides below are freely available to all families, educators, caregivers and members of the public to use and share. The guides will continue to be revised and updated.

EduTalks explores tipping points in education

Mar 11 2020

A host of justice-centered efforts to transform education and expand learning opportunities for all students were showcased during the University of Washington College of Education’s most recent EduTalks event, “Tipping Points: Leveraging Change in Education.”

The event, which took place Feb. 27 at the Burke Museum, featured talks by UW researchers and local education leaders highlighting work with significant potential to improve young people’s educational experiences. 

Decentering whiteness in teacher education

Feb 25 2020

Back in 2017, the University of Washington’s Elementary Teacher Education Program (ELTEP) enrolled its first cohort of teacher candidates in which more than half were people of color and more than half spoke a language in addition to English.

While the diversity of the cohort was welcome — particularly in a state where 89 percent of teachers are white but students of color make up nearly 50 percent of public school enrollment — it also meant UW teacher educators needed to reassess their program.

PODCAST: Incorporating disability studies curriculum in teacher education

Feb 20 2020

While Washington has recognized October as Disability History Month for more than a decade — and schools are asked to honor the month in some fashion — teachers have had limited resources available to help them actually enact disability studies curriculum in the classroom.

Joining doctoral research and teacher education program improvement

Feb 13 2020

While incorporating issues of equity and social justice in the preparation of future teachers has long been a focus at the University of Washington College of Education, it wasn’t well understood until recently how that commitment is reflected in graduates’ daily teaching practice. 

Podcast: Hearing the voices of mentor teachers

Feb 10 2020

While mentoring novice teachers is a complex task, particularly as it happens inside the action of teaching, mentor teachers typically have little preparation for their role. 

Addressing that gap was the focus of a recent effort by University of Washington teacher educators in the UW Accelerated Certification for Teachers (U-ACT) program that will be presented during the 2020 meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.