October 2015
Mary Lou Fulton

October 02, 2015

Mary Lou Fulton (1933-2015)

It is with great sadness that I share news of the passing of Mary Lou Fulton. It was a joy to know this wonderful woman. And so I also celebrate Mary Lou Fulton’s life and reflect, with deep gratitude, on her role in partnering with her husband Ira A. Fulton in supporting Arizona State University and our college, which now proudly bears her name: Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. 

Carol Mora

Carol Mora is a sixth grade teacher at St. Johns Middle School who teaches math and social studies. During a recent math lesson, she created a fun lesson on multiples, factors and exponents.

October 02, 2015

Technology excites Teachers College alumna and her students

As she enters her 27th year in the classroom, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College alumna Carol Mora is using the latest technology to keep her 6th grade students at St. John’s Middle School engaged in math.

September 2015
ASU teacher prep program with iTeachAZ teacher candidates

Paige Schulte, associate professor from Southeastern Louisiana University, discusses the ASU teacher prep program with iTeachAZ teacher candidates in the Deer Valley Unified School District's iTeachAZ classroom at Paseo Hills School in Phoenix.

Educators from around the nation gathered in Phoenix this week to attend the Excellence at Scale: ASU iTeachAZ Conference. Part of the conference took participants into classrooms where Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College students are part of residencies in local school districts that pair them with teaching mentors. 
Photo by: Michael Hegarty

September 24, 2015

Educators flock to Phoenix to learn how ASU trains teachers to succeed

“It’s going to be messy,” Sarah Beal told the room full of educators on Wednesday morning.

“But you have to create that sense of urgency to make the changes that need to happen.”

She was talking about the need to reinvent teacher training, a shift that the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has tackled for the past four years.

September 23, 2015

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College a Key Part in ASU #1 Ranking

Expect More Arizona, an education advocacy group, notes the role of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College in ASU’s #1 ranking in US News list of Most Innovative Universities.

Learn more at the Expect More Arizona website.

September 23, 2015

Paying for college: How to earn up to $1,000 per A in high school

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is one of about 100 colleges and universities offering micro-scholarships on The website allows high school students to earn small, achievement-based funding for college starting as early as ninth grade.

Zak Ringelstein

Zak Ringelstein and his wife, Leah Schrader, speak about education at a “TEDx duet” Talk in 2012. Ringelstein earned his Master’s in Education from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and was named in the Forbes 2015 Top 30 Under 30 influencers in education list.

September 22, 2015

Zak Ringelstein ’10: Teacherpreneur

When he was included in the Forbes 2015 30 Under 30 list of influential names in education, Zak Ringelstein (MEd 2010) reflected that he had not set out to be an entrepreneur or a teacher.

S Graham

September 16, 2015

Focus on life skills helping a Colorado school increase student writing

Steve Graham, a professor at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, says writing for elementary students “takes a lot of attention, focus and resources.” Many schools aren’t devoting enough to the teaching and practice of writing, but a school in Colorado is dedicating more time to this valuable skill.

Teresa Foulger, an associate professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, is shown with her class at Wuhan University in China.

September 11, 2015

ASU's Chinese partnerships broaden educational understanding

The students quivered as they stood at the front of the classroom, before their peers, speaking out loud about their research projects.

It’s a scene that’s repeated a thousand times a day across American schools, but in China this was a dramatic change from the passive way those young people had been taught to learn.

Arizona's education system has significant room for improvement. Researchers at ASU are finding innovative solutions through new technologies.

Illustration by Joseph Raiton

September 08, 2015

Research-based Tech Helps Education Get Smart

Sixty-six percent of fourth-graders in the U.S. could not read at grade level in 2013, according to the National Assessment of Education Progress. In 2012, the Organization for Economic Development ranked U.S. 15-year-olds 27th out of 34 countries for mathematics, 20th in science and 17th in reading. And yet the U.S. spends more per student than the other countries listed.

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.
Photo by: ASU

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.