Category: Students

Statue of Liberty (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Neag School Faculty, Students, and Alumni to Present at AERA 2018

March 9, 2018

This April in New York City, the American Educational Research Association (AERA)’s Annual Meeting will feature the work of more than 60 faculty researchers, graduate students, and alumni from UConn’s Neag School of Education. An audience of 15,000 scholars, policy experts, practitioners, and AERA members will convene April 13 to 17 for a program that will include upwards of 2,500 sessions focused on the theme of “The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education.”

International Student Inspired by U.S. Education System

February 12, 2018

For Wei ‘Toby’ Xinhai, the road to UConn spanned nearly 8,000 miles, but the distance doesn’t faze him. While he may be separated from his family in Hong Kong, S.A.R. China by a full ocean, the dream of being a teacher has transcended any homesickness he has felt in Storrs. Wei, a pre-teaching freshman in the Neag School of Education, who is working toward a career as a math educator in the school’s five-year Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Teacher Education Program, keeps his eye on his ultimate goal.

Sushruta Kunnenkeri teaching students at NFA

Sushruta Kunnenkeri ’18 MA: Finding His Path to Teaching

January 8, 2018

When Sushruta Kunnenkeri was a child, his father fostered a learning environment at the kitchen table, inviting his children to talk about science and history, giving them the confidence to explore new fields and ask questions — something Kunnenkeri, now an aspiring science teacher enrolled in the Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG), wants to encourage his students to do.

Jesse Mala

10 Questions With Ph.D. Students in Educational Leadership

January 3, 2018

Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy (LLEP) is a doctoral program available through the Neag School’s Department of Educational Leadership, offering concentrations in three areas: adult learning; leadership and education policy; and sport management. This installment of “10 Questions” connects with two current Ph.D. candidates in the LLEP program.

Trying to Teach Love in a World of Hate

January 3, 2018

“You can turn on the news at any time and see so much hate that all you want to do is curl up in a ball and never come out of bed. It is hard for anyone to digest what is happening in our world today,” writes Neag School master’s student Emily Cipriano.