Doctoral student selected for Council for Exceptional Children program

Jan 20 2015

Doctoral student Jennifer Pierce came to the University of Washington College of Education wanting to make a difference in the field of special education research. That dedication was recently recognized with Pierce’s selection to the seventh cohort of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars program.

Undergrads study Norway's educational system through exchange program

Barnehage
Jan 15 2015

Two Early Childhood and Family Studies students recently returned from an eye-opening exchange program with Queen Maud University in Trondheim, Norway that provided a first-hand look at an educational system vastly different from that of the United States.

Olivia Sullivan, who spent the fall term at Queen Maud with classmate Jessica Funk, said the opportunity to explore another country's educational system as well as Norway's mountains and valleys appealed to her sense of adventure.

Improving school nutrition drives student's passion

Nov 26 2014

Good food is fuel for learning says Christine Tran, a University of Washington doctoral student studying Educational Leadership, Policy & Organizations.

The former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher remembers how her students did not enjoy eating school food. They'd commonly refer to it as ‘prison food.’ Students who qualified for free lunches chose to go hungry instead, with direct impacts on their academic performance.

Teaching for a better tomorrow

La’akea Yoshida
Nov 19 2014

UW College of Education students La’akea Yoshida and Christina Black dreamed of doing a world of good as educators. “My entire life, I have wanted to make a difference in the classroom,” says Christina, a recent master’s in teaching graduate and recipient of the Daniel V. Iyall Student Support Fund. Her Alaska Native grandfather never had the opportunity to attend college, nor her mother, who raised Christina and her siblings as a single parent.

Student remixes Frankenstein

Nov 10 2014

In her 11 years as a teacher, Kate McMullen has regularly found herself called upon to serve as a leader. This past summer, the UW Master's in Instructional Leadership student found herself in yet another leadership position as she traveled to New York and joined 12 other teachers from around the world for Performance at the Center.

The College Access Project: Creating College Success for Every Student

Sep 7 2007

Two College of Education students in the Education Leadership and Policy Studies area have written and received a grant from the Hazel Miller Foundation. Ashley Patricia Ferrell, MEd student in Organizational and Policy Studies, and Mariah Moody, MEd student in Higher Education, wrote the grant to support the College Access Project, which aims to increase the percentage of first generation college-bound, low income, and under-represented students who will graduate from high school "college ready".

Doctoral students to present research

Nov 3 2014

Sixteen of the University of Washington College of Education's doctoral students will discuss their research projects on Nov. 7, with topics ranging from designing community in online collaborative spaces for K-12 students to the measurement of teachers' sense of self-efficacy to how elementary teachers can facilitate productive science talk.

The Research and Inquiry Presentations, a major milestone in each Ph.D. candidate's studies at the College of Education, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Miller Hall Rooms 212 and 104. They are free and open to the public.