Giving to the Neag School of Education

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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.

Support the Neag School

Dean Gladis Kersaint; UConn Neag School of Education

Dean’s Fund:
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.

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Undergraduate Scholarships: Scholarship gifts to the Neag School benefit meritorious students with financial need who have chosen to major in the Integrated Bachelor’s/ Master’s program. One Neag School alumnus, the late Robert Dunn ’51 MA, ’55 Ph.D., helped immerse students in study abroad programs through a scholarship. Read more on Neag School supporters.

Jesús Cortés-Sanchez ’18 (ED), ’19 MA playing clarinet at Morse Academy (Photo credit: Matthew Fried)
Photo credit: Matthew Fried

Graduate Fellowship: Fellowship gifts to graduate students in the Neag School of Education support the School’s core missions of teaching and research. Graduate students are the teachers and researchers of the future. They enrich their disciplines with new ideas, and mentor and inspire undergraduates. For students like Jesús Cortés-Sanchez, scholarship support in the form of a graduate assistantship has made his educational journey possible.

Preston Green.Faculty: Gifts to endow faculty chairs and professorships support the Neag School’s leadership and quest for excellence in teaching and research. Private gifts in support of faculty endowments are a priority as they provide the resources that help the Neag School attract and retain distinguished scholars who are dedicated to furthering knowledge. Learn more about Preston Green, John and Maria Neag Professor of Urban Education.



Dean’s Board of Advocates Members

  • Gilbert Andrada ’12 Ph.D.
  • Elizabeth Degnan ’87 (CLAS)
  • James Degnan ’87 (CLAS)
  • Kathryn Fuller
  • Sandra Hastings ’89 MA, ’94 Ph.D.
  • Sandra Inga ’00 Ph.D., ’02 6th Year, ’08 ELP
  • Eric Judge ’87 (BUS), ’92 MBA
  • 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 OfficerMarcy Jarzabek.

Marcy Jarzabek

Director for Development
Neag School of Education