College honors Class of 2020 with call to tip the scales toward educational justice

Jun 10 2020

More than 700 new educators, researchers and leaders were honored during the University of Washington College of Education’s graduation ceremonies on June 9, with speakers highlighting the Class of 2020’s power to tip the scales to ensure a high quality and affirming education for all youth, especially those farthest removed from educational justice.

Dean Mia Tuan noted that this year’s graduation took place against the backdrop of nationwide uprisings over systemic racial inequality.

Bellingham principal honored with UW leadership award

Jun 9 2020

On June 6, Meagan Dawson (EdD '15), principal of Kulshan Middle School in Bellingham, was recognized as the 2020 recipient of the Art of Leadership Award presented by the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington. 

Watch the College's 2020 graduation celebration on June 9

Jun 8 2020

The University of Washington College of Education will celebrate its Class of 2020 during an online ceremony starting at 6 p.m. Pacific on Tuesday, June 9.

More than 700 educators, researchers and leaders will be honored the graduation ceremony. The live program will feature:

Graduating students reflect on capstone experiences

Jun 2 2020

For the University of Washington’s undergraduate education students, senior year is an in-depth opportunity to apply knowledge from all of their previous coursework and practice their skills in a community setting.

Through their capstone internships, more than 200 education majors partnered during the 2019-20 academic year with dozens of community-based organizations — from schools to government and non-profits. In the process, students gained real-world experience while supporting the work of partner organizations.

Dean's statement: Dismantling structural racism must lie at the heart of our collective work

Jun 1 2020

Mia Tuan, dean of the University of Washington College of Education, issued the following statement regarding the College's commitment to dismantling structural racism in the wake of multiple incidents in which Black people have been killed by police.

Dear CoE Community,

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Seattle Teacher Residency alumnus returns to co-mentor future teachers

May 29 2020

It was in 9th grade that Karl Gapuz (BA '16, MIT ’17) knew he wanted to be a teacher. As a tutor for Team Read in Seattle, he served as a reading coach for elementary school students, many of whom shared the challenges he faced growing up as an English language learner. 

In supporting those students, mostly from low-income families of color like himself, Gapuz discovered the joys of teaching.

UW researchers highlight social justice-centered science teaching and learning

May 28 2020

The University of Washington College of Education's Philip Bell, Shauna C. Larson Chair in Learning Sciences, and Deb Morrison, research scientist, are guest editors for the May 2020 edition of the National Science Teaching Association’s Next Gen Navigator, focusing on social justice-centered science teaching and learning.

Haring Center demonstration sites showcase inclusionary best practices

May 26 2020

“When we talk about inclusion, we’re not just talking about individual practices,” says RinaMarie Leon-Guerrero (PhD ‘06), an inclusion specialist at the University of Washington's Haring Center for Inclusive Education. “Inclusion is a cultural initiative, and it must be a complete shift.”

VIDEO PODCAST: Tapping the power of asynchronous learning spaces

May 21 2020

While the move to remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the work of educators and students alike, it’s also given many teachers an opportunity to think creatively about how they engage their students in productive learning.

Amidst school closures, UW welcomes new cohort of aspiring secondary teachers

May 18 2020

For future teachers, the beginning of their preparation program is marked by trepidation in the best of times. Even as teacher candidates learn the skills of effective teaching, how to attend to the overall wellbeing of students and much more, many are getting their first real experience leading a classroom.