Category: Students

Read stories, issue briefs, op-eds, and more by or about Neag School current students.

Opinion: In CT and Beyond, Students of Colors Need Teachers of Color

May 17, 2023

There are more and more qualified and great non-white teachers who would love to help non-white students just like them because they went through the same experiences growing up. According to the NEAG School of Education at UConn, “the number of students of color has more than doubled in the Neag School’s Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates and increased by 33% in the Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Teacher Education Program.” So there are more teachers who are graduating every year who are non-white. It’s not that there is a lack of diverse teachers, these teachers just aren’t being hired.

Special Feature: Commencement 2023

May 2, 2023

The members of the Class of 2023 arrived at UConn as part of a diverse and academically accomplished cohort, determined to make their mark on the state’s flagship public university. They did that and more, navigating the challenges of an unprecedented global pandemic while setting new standards in sustainability, entrepreneurship, activism, and student scholarship. And, on their way to their next adventure, they got to celebrate the first NCAA men’s basketball national championship in nearly a decade.

Engineering’s April JEDI Hour to Feature Talk on Inclusion of Neurodiverse Learners

March 28, 2023

The College of Engineering Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion’s April JEDI Hour will feature Connie Syharat, project manager and research assistant in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut, on the topic “Transferring Engineering Education: Promoting Inclusion of Neurodiverse Learners.”

UConn’s Bold Program Turns Women Students into Leaders

March 24, 2023

“We look for students who are passionate about wanting to be leaders and wanting to act on ideas,” explains Sally Reis, a faculty leader with the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network and UConn Board of Trustees Distringuished Professor in the Neag School of Education. “Some are very outgoing, some are quiet. But it’s that focused, intense drive to succeed, do good work, and change the world in a good way that we hope to find.”

Neag Awards Their Alumni

March 22, 2023

This month, the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education awarded alumni for their work in the field.

For the past 25 years, Neag has given out eight awards, with the recipients being chosen by the school’s alumni board. Categories which the awards fall under include outstanding school educator, outstanding school administrator, outstanding diversity equity and inclusion professional and more.

UConn Neag Program Makes Changes to Improve CT’s Teacher Shortage

February 10, 2023

The UConn Neag School of Education has expanded their enrollment and program outreach in an effort to minimize the teacher shortage in Connecticut.

Neag provides accepted undergraduate students with a 5-year plan to earn their master’s degree and a teaching license in the state of Connecticut post-graduation, Neag School of Education Dean Jason Irizarry said. Students apply to the Integrated Bachelor and Master’s program in their sophomore year at UConn. Starting in their junior year, students are placed in a different district each semester where they student teach, sixth semester special education major Hannah Gariepy said.