Category: Students

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

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 […]

Champion Coach Speaks to Neag Grads

August 24, 2010

Geno Auriemma, coach of the NCAA women’s basketball champions, encouraged more than 200 Neag School of Education graduates to merge the arts and sciences into their approach as teachers. “Take the science that you learned, add the creative art that’s in your soul, and I think you’re on your way to become a good teacher,” […]

Scholarships Go to 170 Neag Students

August 24, 2010

Scholarships were bestowed on students who have excelled in the arenas of special needs, physical therapy, educational leadership and a host of other specialties at the Neag School of Education’s 16th Annual Honors Celebration in April. “Over the past 16 years, this event has grown from a small, lunchtime reception in the faculty lounge, to […]

Neag Grads Lauded on Sunny Mother’s Day

August 24, 2010

About 200 Neag School of Education students received bachelor’s degrees and sixth-year diplomas in educational specialties at the May 9 graduation ceremonies in the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. “I’ve been telling him to be a school teacher his whole life … summers off,” Paul Hurst said before the proceedings. He was speaking of […]

A Higher Ed Guide for Students with Disabilities

June 1, 2010

It will come as no surprise to any college student (or parent of one) that achieving success in higher education starts with the right preparation during the K-12 years. But for students with disabilities, postsecondary education presents an additional set of challenges, though they too can be met with the right strategies in place. In […]