August 2015
Two students in the Millennial cohort stand in front of a classic chalk board, discussing details of what is written on the chalkboard.

Students in the Millennial cohort are very different as a group from previous generations. That means that instructional and learning strategies need to be modified to ensure that this new generation of students has the opportunity to learn, develop necessary critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and stay engaged.
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August 28, 2015

First-year teacher training to be boon for new faculty

It’s the first day of classes at Arizona State University. You are a first-year professor. Your goal: to be that valued instructor who meets each individual’s needs. 

Cindy Wong

Cindy Wong is taking a non-traditional approach to earning a college degree. After a career as a paralegal, and taking time off for her two daughters, Raven (second from right), 10, and Sofia, 8, she’s pursuing a degree from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, with the full support of the girls and her husband, Ramiro. 
Photo by: Charlie Leight/ASU News 

August 19, 2015

Non-traditional student's life a lesson to others

Editor's note: This story is part of ASU News' back-to-school spotlight on notable incoming students. The series will run during the first two weeks of the fall semester. Read our other profiles here.

Mari Koerner

Mari Koerner, dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, has announced plans to leave the deanship at the end of the current academic year.

August 17, 2015

Koerner to leave deanship at Teachers College

Dean Mari Koerner, who has led the transformation of Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College into a nationally ranked school recognized for leading research and an innovative approach to teacher preparation, today announced plans to leave the deanship at the end of the current academic year.

Mari Koerner

August 13, 2015

Five Questions for Mari Koerner

Dean Mari Koerner answers five questions for “Prepped”, the blog for Deans for Impact, about her career in education.

In the article she reflects on her early career as a second-grade teacher and the iTeachAZ model of teacher preparation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, among other things.

August 13, 2015

Teachers College Preschool offers new enrichment courses

New enrichment courses are open at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool. Starting in September, the preschool is offering a variety of courses for children ages 3 to 7.

The courses are open to the community and are held at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool located in Tempe at 200 E. Curry Road, Suite 146. Parking is free.


COMEXUS scholars Lazaro Romero Vazquez, Maria Angelica Leyva Acevedo and Sara Cortez Perez write ideas for lesson plans on the board before their presentation on "English as a second language" methods in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College on ASU's Tempe campus on Aug. 12. The COMEXUS program allows scholars to study from two to six weeks at U.S. universities.

Photo by: Charlie Leight/ASU News

August 13, 2015

Unique partnership between ASU, Mexico helps train English teachers

In what is the first-ever partnership between an American university and the Mexican Ministry of Public Education, 194 English teachers came to Arizona State University from Mexico for teacher training.

Mari Koerner

Dean Mari Koerner

August 12, 2015

ASU education dean discusses teacher shortage

Mari Koerner, dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, discussed the national shortage of teachers on NPR’s “On Point with Tom Ashbrook.” Koerner joined Russ Brenneman, assistant editor at Education Week, and Paul Bruno, advisor for Deans for Impact.

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.