Category: Students


Learning Independent Living Skills

March 24, 2011

By the time they’re young adults, most people have learned not to barge into an ongoing conversation with a totally unrelated comment. But for some, knowing how to connect appropriately with others is confusing. UConn students are now reaching out to developmentally challenged 18- to 21-year-olds, demonstrating socially acceptable behavior as part of an innovative […]


Neag School Selects New Students for Fall 2011

March 24, 2011

Neag School faculty have been busy interviewing prospective undergraduate students for Fall 2011 and recently selected most of the incoming class for the various programs. Prospective students went through an extensive selection process that included applications and portfolios, along with written and oral interviews. For 2011, the Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Teacher Education Program (IB/M) admitted 117 new […]



Accolades from Neag Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students

February 3, 2011

We want to hear from you! Accolades is a special section in the Spotlight about the accomplishments from our faculty, alumni, and students. If you have some great news to share, please let us know. Feel free to email them to shawn.kornegay@uconn.edu. Elizabeth Osga (Sixth-Year Diploma in special education ’85, Ph.D. in education leadership ’05), […]


Neag Faculty Member and Student Recognized as Finalists for Public Engagement Award

February 3, 2011

On Nov. 29, 2010, the University of Connecticut held the fifth annual Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement, in which a professor and student from the Neag School of Education were recognized as finalists. The Office of Public Engagement selected one faculty member, one staff member, one graduate student, one undergraduate student and one university […]


Greetings, Kate here…

February 1, 2011

Eighth-semester undergraduate at Neag blogs about her experiences through UConn Welcome Mat. In UConn’s Neag School of Education, one of the highlights of the program is our many experiences with classroom observations. Each semester students are required to go to a school for at least six hours per week to watch, learn and help in […]


ESPN Figures Tell Success Stories

February 1, 2011

For students who dream of one day working for ESPN, the biggest name in sports, the reality might be closer than they thought. The UConn Sports Business Association hosted four ESPN staffers for a panel at the ITE building in November. The panelists were SportsCenter producer Jon Lavoie, associate producer for Sunday NFL Countdown John […]


On the Fast Track to Teaching Math and Science

November 15, 2010

Stephanie Mather Dominello and Lorna Carrasquillo, UConn graduates now student teaching in two Connecticut high schools, have a number of things in common. Both decided that they wanted to teach after looking at other career paths. Both say teaching is much busier and more challenging than they initially expected. And both want to make a […]


Neag School’s Educator Preparation Receives National Recognition

November 15, 2010

The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut has been reaccredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and received national recognition for its commitment to producing quality teachers for the nation’s children by continuously improving its well-designed and executed diverse clinical and field experiences for its students in educator […]


Neag’s Doctoral Program in Kinesiology Again Ranked No. 1

November 15, 2010

The Department of Kinesiology in the Neag School of Education has received one of the highest honors in its field. For the second consecutive time, the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) has ranked the doctoral program in Kinesiology No. 1 in the U.S. The No. 1 ranking stands for five years. “We are extremely proud […]