May 2015

Thirteen scholars make up the inaugural graduating class from the Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy, a school supported by ASU located on ASU's West Campus and designed to fulfill the needs for highly gifted students. The graduation ceremony took place May 26.
Photo by: Lisa Schaaf 

May 26, 2015

ASU's Herberger Young Scholars Academy graduates 13 in inaugural class

J.D. House is 17 years old and already knows calculus and differential equations.  From an early age, House loved math; however, he found that he was not challenged by the offerings of a traditional school. 

“I was often bored in class,” admitted House. “I needed something engaging.”


May 22, 2015

ASU, Arizona Western partnership provides bachelor's degrees in key needs for Yuma

Students at Arizona Western College’s Yuma campus will be able to complete a bachelor’s degree thanks to a new partnership with Arizona State University. The joint program between the two schools will offer degrees in three disciplines.


During last year's Costa Rica trip, ASU Teachers College students helped repair one of three bridges that lead into the community. They removed overgrowth, moved dirt and debris and painted the rails of the bridge.
Photo by: Molina Walters

May 19, 2015

Costa Rica trip provides ASU students with invaluable education experience

Hilary Goodine and 10 other Arizona State University students will step off campus and into the heart of Costa Rica’s tropical rainforests this summer, where they will discover the importance of learning outside classroom walls.


Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College preschoolers watch the Legos Mindstorms EV3 robot, named Bob, move around. Ten eighth-grade students from Sossaman Middle School came to show off a couple of their robots and introduce the children to STEM concepts.
Photo by: Charlie Leight/ASU News

May 19, 2015

Middle schoolers engage tiny learners with science fun

It’s 10 a.m. on a Friday and children in Veronica Hunts-in-Winter’s preschool class are scrambling for spots on a colorful numbers-and-letters rug. At the front of the class, Sossaman Middle School eighth-grader Jacob Good is asking them what they know about robots.

There are a few comments here and there, but not everyone seems interested. Good tries another angle.

May 18, 2015

Building relationships is key for Outstanding Teacher Candidate

Jodi Walters was finishing up another day of student teaching when she was treated to a surprise in front of the whole class – she was recognized as an Outstanding Teacher Candidate in secondary education by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. 


Melodee Lewis walks to the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences convocation ceremony Tuesday, May 12, in Glendale. She is one of the 11 Native American educators receiving their bachelor's degrees from ASU this week as part of the Gila River Early Educators Attaining Teaching Excellence program.

May 14, 2015

ASU cohort ready to bring community into classrooms

Eleven Native American educators, already working in early-education classrooms in the Gila River Indian Community, received their bachelor’s degrees after completing an innovative two-year program offered by Arizona State University.


Student teacher Rachel Manak checks the homework of Yein Seok, a seventh-grade science student at Kyrene Del Pueblo Middle School in Chandler. Manak is graduating from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College with her bachelor’s degree in elementary education with much of her research and experience being in STEM courses. She plans to teach in Tucson in the fall.
Photo by: Charlie Leight

May 14, 2015

Teaching student proves devotion to profession with research, engagement

If you ask Rachel Manak what her favorite part of teaching is, her eyes light up.

“All of it,” she declares without hesitation.

But, she admits, there is “one specific story that kind of sums it up better than anything else.”


May 11, 2015

Kellogg Foundation awards grant to immerse teacher candidates in communities

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College iTeachAZ program is nationally recognized for being a leader in classroom instruction for teacher candidates.

April 2015

April 30, 2015

Award-winning programs give future teachers tools to develop socially-embedded citizens

Two Arizona State University programs at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College have recently won multiple awards for their groundbreaking work impacting sustainability education and community engagement.


April 20, 2015

Teachers College awarded $450K Freeport-McMoRan Foundation grant

The Gila Valley iTeachAZ site, a collaborative initiative between Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Eastern Arizona College (EAC), has recently been awarded $450,000 in grant funding from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.