About the Neag School of Education
The Neag School of Education stands out as a major contributor to instructional and research excellence at the University of Connecticut, one of the nation’s leading public higher education institutions.
With academic departments dedicated to educational leadership, educational psychology, and curriculum and instruction, the Neag School also offers a five-year integrated bachelor’s/master’s program in teacher education and a one-year, post-baccalaureate teacher education program in critical shortage areas.
According to 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings, the Neag School ranks among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the nation and has two specialty programs ranked in the top 25 nationally: Special Education; and Elementary Teacher Education. Check out the latest Neag School Fast Facts.
The Neag School Dean’s Fund benefits faculty and students by advancing teaching, research, and policy development. This fund provides the Dean with flexibility in supporting cutting-edge research and supporting our best and brightest students locally and internationally. Watch a video about the Neag School’s impact.
Alumni Board Scholarship Fund
Gifts to the Neag School Alumni Board Endowed Scholarship provide financial support annually to students enrolled in a master’s doctoral, or sixth-year program and who have proven academic excellence or demonstrated financial need. Meet the recipients of the 2020 Neag School Alumni Board Scholarship.
Department of Educational Psychology General Support
Donations to to the Neag School of Education Department of Educational Psychology General Support Fund support one of UConn’s most productive academic departments in equipping graduates to become leading researchers and policymakers, and advancing research endeavors that examine such critical issues as trauma prevention, school safety, child health, and students with learning disabilities. Meet Clewiston Challenger, researcher and assistant professor of school counseling in the department.
Department of Curriculum & Instruction General Support
Gifts to this fund provide support for academic programs, clinical placement, and other initiatives designed to make a positive impact on tomorrow’s public schools, teaching force, and education leaders. Read about a recent initiative by the Reading and Language Arts Center about their support for literacy during the pandemic.
Dr. Sue Saunders Higher Education & Student Affairs Professional Development Fund
Gifts to this fund provide support for HESA students who participate in professional development activities (e.g., conferences, courses, webinars, presentations, research activities, etc.).
Graduate Fellowship Fund
Fellowship gifts to graduate students in the Neag School support the School’s core missions of teaching and research. For students like Jesús Cortés-Sanchez, scholarship support in the form of a graduate assistantship has made his educational journey possible.
Additional Neag School Funds
- Eva Eaton Scholarship in Elementary Education Fund
- Husky Sport
- Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis Renzulli Fund for Graduate Studies in Gifted Education
- The Neag Family Endowment Fund
- Professor Emeritus William M. Servedio Scholarship Fund
- Richard L. and Kristin E. Schwab Fellowship Fund
- The Robert E. and Gladys B. Dunn International Fund
- Thomas and Francine DeFranco Scholarship Fund
- Thomas J. Kehle Memorial Memorial Scholarship
- Trauma and Crisis Prevention Programming Fund
- Valerie J. Pichette Fund
- Vernon and Elizabeth Brown Fund
Dean’s Board of Advocates Members
- Crisanne Colgan ’72 (CLAS), ’81 6th Year, ’84 Ph.D.
- Elizabeth Degnan ’87 (CLAS)
- James Degnan ’87 (CLAS)
- Carmen Effron ’72 (ED), ’81 MBA
- Kathryn Fuller
- Sandra Hastings ’89 MA, ’94 Ph.D.
- Julie Wood ’71 (ED), ’72 MA
The Neag School of Education Dean’s Board of Advocates promotes the work of UConn’s Neag School of Education within the state, across the nation, and around the world. The Board advises the Dean, supports organizational events, makes financial contributions, and builds relationships with faculty, students, alumni, and donors.
Meet Our Development Officer
Director for Development
Neag School of Education