While the news is full of bans on travelers from Middle Eastern countries, five Connecticut superintendents are forging a partnership with a committed group of educators in Amman, Jordan. The project is a partnership between Queen Rania’s Teacher Academy (QRTA), the Canadian State Department, and the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.
Upon their acceptance to the IB/M London Study Abroad Teaching Internship program, students are considered for a $1,000 needs-based scholarship supported by a Neag School fund established in 2008 by alum Robert E. Dunn ’51 MA, ’55 Ph.D. and his wife, Gladys B. Dunn, for students interested in studying abroad. Since then, an average of 10 students per year have reaped the benefits of the international scholarship award.
UConn women’s ice hockey forward Marisa Maccario ’18 (ED), a native of Marblehead, Mass., has been playing on a hockey team since the age of 5. Currently a sport management major in the Neag School, talks here about her experience as a student-athlete, about her favorite class at UConn, and more.
The Neag School of Education has long dedicated itself to providing aspiring educators with in-depth, firsthand experience in the classroom as part of its rigorous teacher education program. Its partners include numerous schools across the state of Connecticut at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
For the past 10 years, E.B. Kennelly, a public neighborhood elementary school in Hartford, Conn., has been one of those school partners — and an exemplary one at that, having been recognized this past year with the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) Richard W. Clark Exemplary Partner School Award for 2016. The award recognizes a partner school collaboration that is advancing the complex work of developing, sustaining, and renewing partner schools.
Rachel Holden is a graduate student studying agricultural education at UConn’s Neag School through the Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates.
U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 national rankings of graduate schools of education on March 14, 2017, with the Neag School of Education ranking No. 27 in the nation. Among public graduate schools of education, the Neag School remains in the top 20 nationally, at No. 17.
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Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Scott Brown has been named head of the Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) at the Neag School.
Social justice and equity remains an area of focus for Neag School researchers, particularly given that the achievement gap between Connecticut’s low-income and minority students and their peers is among the largest in the United States. Here, the Neag School highlights several key avenues of research work in this area.
Working alongside fellow UConn faculty and administrators, Neag School assistant professor Blanca Rincón will serve as co-principal investigator and researcher on a new five-year, $3.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant dedicated to expanding diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.