January 2015

January 29, 2015

New education master’s programs keep pace with today’s school needs

Perhaps in no other field do ongoing advances in data analysis and innovative technology exert a more lasting impact than in education. At the same time, cultivating transformative school leaders in our nation’s K-12 schools is becoming increasingly important within the education profession.


The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University offers six online graduate degree programs.

January 08, 2015

ASU climbs 2 spots in US News rankings for online graduate education programs

For the second year in a row, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University is in the top 25 among online graduate education programs, according to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs” rankings.


Top: David Berliner, Gene Glass
Bottom: Sherman Dorn, David Garcia

January 07, 2015

Teachers College faculty recognized for public influence in education

Four faculty members from Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College are named in this year’s “Rick Hess Straight Up” (RHSU) Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. The 2015 rankings, released Jan. 7 in Education Week, honor 200 university-based education scholars for their extensive contributions to public debates about education. 


ASU education graduate Faridodin "Fredi" Lajvardi is a passionate advocate of STEM, and a dedicated mentor to the Carl Hayden Community High School robotics team.
Photo by: Connie Waldo / Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

January 02, 2015

ASU-trained teachers, their students inspire Hollywood movie

Few teachers who make the sacrifice it takes to work in education expect recognition, let alone that Hollywood will make a major movie about their careers. But together, two Arizona State University-trained educators unwittingly provided inspiration for the lead character played by George Lopez in the new film “Spare Parts.”

December 2014

More than 2,000 Arizona teachers and educators received $5 million in performance-based payouts for the 2013-2014 school year through the ASU Teacher Incentive Fund grant. Photo by: Michael Hegarty

December 19, 2014

$5M awarded to Arizona educators for performance-based achievements

Five million dollars is being awarded to 2,210 teachers and administrators from 59 high-needs Arizona schools for their performance-based achievements as part of the Arizona Ready-for-Rigor Project (AZRfR) during the 2013-2014 academic year.


Teachers College was recognized as a 2014 Neighborhood Builder, in part for its innovative iTeachAZ teacher preparation program.

December 15, 2014

Teachers College named 2014 Neighborhood Builder

On Dec. 15, 2014, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation published a press release that recognized its 2014 Neighborhood Builders. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College was presented with the award, along with Florence Crittenton of Arizona, for its efforts to “address workforce development, education and basic human needs.”


Energy Secretary Moniz tours research projects at ASU with Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan, senior vice president of Knowledge Enterprise Development at ASU (left) and Gary Dirks, director and distinguished sustainability scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Glob

December 15, 2014

US Secretary of Energy visits ASU to tour research projects, meet with STEM students

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz recently visited Arizona State University to meet with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students, and explore Department of Energy research projects at the university.

 Laurie Dutton (right) celebrated being named a 2014 Outstanding Teacher Candidate in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College on Nov. 25 with iTeachAZ site coordinator Jessica DeBiase. Photo by: Veronica Griffin / 

December 11, 2014

Education grad goes above and beyond, secures dream teaching job

There was a time when Laurie Dutton thought she wanted a career in medicine. Then, in one serendipitous moment, she found her calling as a teacher. Now, the December graduate is preparing for her first professional job teaching seventh-grade science at Fremont Junior High School in Mesa, Arizona, beginning in January.

December 05, 2014

ASU education alumni named Rodel Exemplary Teachers

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona recently announced its 2015 Rodel Exemplary Teachers, and half are Arizona State University alumni.

November 2014

November 26, 2014

Duncan cites ASU for 'raising the bar' on teacher education

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan cited Arizona State University as a school that is "raising the bar" on teacher education, as he unveiled a plan Nov. 25 aimed at strengthening teacher training and better preparing teachers for the classroom.